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Breakthroughs (now In Practice) was the Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse (RBC) bimonthly online newsletter. Breakthroughs provides in-depth articles on strategies that reduce the impact of regulations on affordable housing. The online newsletter has been moved to the In Practice column on The Edge PD&R’s new online magazine. The Edge is updated biweekly, new updates to The Edge are announced through our PD&R Updates eList. To subscribe to PD&R Updates, please click here.

 

The Strategy of the Month (now In Practice) was part of the Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse (RBC) bimonthly eList; keeping professionals informed of new resources and research. The RBC eList featured successful affordable housing strategies uncovered through our ongoing research. The Strategy of the Month has been moved to the In Practice column on The Edge PD&R’s new online magazine. The Edge is updated biweekly, new updates to The Edge are announced through our PD&R Updates eList. To subscribe to PD&R Updates, please click here.

 

2011

Volume 10, Issue 5
In this Issue...
Cutting-Edge Green Affordable Housing in El Paso, Texas
States form Partnership to Promote Sustainable Development
Cottage Housing Development Showcases Sustainability Principles

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Volume 10, Issue 4
In this Issue...
Inclusionary Housing in New York City
Denver’s New Code Targets Sustainable Growth
State Supports Innovative Catalyst Projects

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Volume 10, Issue 3
May 2011
In this Issue...
Bay Area Launches Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing Fund
Developer and School District Partner to Build Low-Income Housing in Los Angeles
Boston Launches Program to Promote Energy Positive Homes

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Volume 10, Number 2
March 2011
In this Issue...
The City of Los Angeles’ Rent Stabilization Ordinance Study
California’s Big Push Toward Building Green
Net Zero Affordable Communities Break Ground

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Volume 10, Number 1
January 2011
In this Issue...
Island Housing Program Combines Affordability and Sustainability
The SmartCode and Affordable Housing
The Transformation of a Suburb

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2010

Volume 9, Number 1
January 2010
In this Issue...
Incentives to Promote Green Affordable Housing
Former Classrooms House Low-Income Seniors

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Volume 9, Number 2
March 2010
In this Issue...
Housing in Hawaii: Making Kauhale Affordable
Working AND Living in a Colorado Resort Town
Converting Stalled Developments Into Affordable Housing in New York City

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Volume 9, Number 3
May 2010
In this Issue...
"The Old Line State" Works to Assist Many New Families
California Links Environmental Concerns with Affordable Housing and
Transportation

Impact Fee Cuts Increase Housing Affordability

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Volume 9, Number 4
July 2010
In this Issue...
Sustainable Affordable Housing Projects Win HUD Secretary Award
Expedited Affordable Housing Permitting in Rhode Island has First Success

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Volume 9, Number 5
September 2010
In this Issue...
Affordable Housing in New Jersey's Transit Villages
Affluent County Plans for Transit-Oriented Workforce Housing
The City of Boston Creates Green Affordable Housing

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Volume 9, Number 6
November 2010
In this Issue...
Sustaining Affordable Homeownership
How Sustainable is Your Community?
Building Green in Arlington, Virginia

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2009

Volume 8, Number 1
January 2009
In this Issue...
Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing
Incentives to Promote Infill Housing
Update: The HousingMinnesota Campaign

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Volume 8, Number 2
March 2009
In this Issue...
Texas Adopts Legislation to Mitigate Gentrification
Historic Mill Sites in Massachusetts Provide Housing
Improving Quality of Life with Workforce Housing

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Volume 8, Number 3
May 2009
In this Issue...
Scaling Back to Gain Affordability
Virginia's Efforts to Promote Affordable Housing
Communities Create Affordable Housing TIF Districts

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Volume 8, Number 4
July 2009
In this Issue...
Fairfax County, Virginia Provides Workforce Housing
Austin's Approach to Density and Design
Adopting State Legislation to Promote Affordable Housing in New Hampshire   

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Volume 8, Issue 5
In this Issue...
Smart Growth Zoning in Massachusetts
Transfer of Development Rights and Affordable Housing
Adopting State Legislation to Promote Affordable Housing in New Mexico

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Volume 8, Issue 6
In this Issue...
Strategies to Preserve Affordable Rental Housing
Balancing Housing Affordability with Open Space Conservation
Arizona Makes Recommendations to Improve Housing Affordability

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2008

Volume 7, Number 6
November 2008
In this Issue...
Zoning for Affordability
Single Room Occupancies
Home from the Office: Adapting Underutilized Office Parks for Housing     

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Volume 7, Number 5
September 2008
In this Issue...
In this issue...
Land Banks and Affordable Housing
Regulatory Reform in Orange County, Florida
Historic Preservation Increases Housing Supply

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Volume 7, Number 4
July 2008
In this Issue...
Connecticut Enacts Legislation to Increase Housing Affordability
Regional Affordable Housing Programs
Greyfield Redevelopment Creates Housing Opportunities

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Volume 7, Number 3
May 2008
In this Issue...
Redeveloping Brownfields to Create Affordable Housing
Form-Based Zoning Codes Encourage Housing Development

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Volume 7, Number 2
March 2008
In this Issue...
Parking Regulations and Housing Affordability
Indiana’s Efforts to Increase the Affordable Housing Supply
Incentive Zoning

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Volume 7, Number 1
January 2008
In this Issue...
Cutting Costs with Cottage Housing
California Promotes Affordable Housing
Supporting Affordable Housing through Trust Funds

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2007

Volume 6, Number 5
September 2007
In this Issue...
Oregon's Living Smart Program: Big Ideas for Small Lots
Los Angeles and Live-Work Revival
Chicago's Accessibility Code Incorporates Multi-Agency Regulations

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Volume 6, Number 4
July 2007
In this Issue...
2007 Robert L. Woodson, Jr. Award Recipient: Bowling Green, Kentucky
State Actions to Protect Manufactured Housing Communities
Charlotte’s Transit-Oriented Developments Close to Realization

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Volume 6, Number 3
May 2007
In this Issue...
Albuquerque, New Mexico Adopts Proportional Impact Fees
Using State Legislation to Promote Affordable Housing in Illinois
Update: Vermont Supports Smart Growth and Affordable Housing

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Volume 6, Number 2
March 2007
In this Issue...
Reducing Regulatory Barriers through Electronic Permitting
Santa Cruz's Accessory Dwelling Unit Program
Update: Austin's S.M.A.R.T. Housing Policy Initiative

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Volume 6, Number 1
January 2007
In this Issue...
Announcement: HUD’s National Call to Action
Jurisdictions Aim to Increase Workforce Housing
Mixed-Use Libraries Serve Two Community Needs

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2006

Volume 5, Number 6
November 2006
In this Issue...
Seattle's Plan to Implement Sustainable Affordable Housing
Tax Policies to Support Affordable Housing
Planning Affordable Housing: The Goals of New York and New Jersey
Announcement: Housing Impact Analysis

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Volume 5, Number 5
September 2006
In this Issue...
Court Rulings on Local Regulatory Power
California Fights Back with Legislation against NIMBYism
Syracuse Provides Protection against Home Equity Loss
Florida Task Force Recommends Limited State Regulation of Impact Fees (part 3)        

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Volume 5, Number 4
July 2006
In this Issue...
Columbus, Ohio Continues Implementing Administrative Streamlining Reforms
Sacramento Provides Pre-approved House Plans To Speed Redevelopment
States Move to Promote Accessory Housing Development

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Volume 5, Number 3
April 2006
In this Issue...
Florida Task Force Recommends Limited State Regulation of Impact Fees (part 2)
Chamber Efforts Support Regulatory Reforms
Promoting Employee Housing in Resort Destinations

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Volume 5, Number 2
February/March 2006
In this Issue...
Legislatures Continue Regulatory Reform Efforts
Technology Speeds the Development Process
Regulatory Reform and Manufactured Housing

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Volume 5, Number 1
January 2006

Florida Task Force Studies Need for State Regulation of Impact Fees
Manufactured Housing Barriers Fall in California
Code Reforms Aid Rehabilitation Efforts, Part 2

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2005

Volume 4, Issue 5
October 2005
In this Issue...
Code Reforms Aid Rehabilitation Efforts
Columbus Makes Written Commitment to Improve Development Review Process
Tax Increment Financing of Infrastructure

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Volume 4, Issue 4
August 2005
In this issue...
Architectural Design Strategies Allow for Seamless Integration of Affordable Housing
Converting Motels into Affordable Housing Through Regulatory Reform
Regulating Duplexes

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Volume 4, Issue 3
June/July 2005
In this issue...
Communities Receive Awards for Reducing Regulatory Barriers

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Volume 4, Issue 2
May 2005
In this issue...
Property Tax Exemptions Promote Affordable Rental and Homeownership Housing in Seattle
Other Countries Experiencing Similar Barriers to Affordable Housing
Efforts to Reduce Regulatory Barriers Capture State Legislatures' Attention 

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Volume 4, Issue 1
March 2005
In this issue...
Affordable Housing Task Forces and Monitoring
Wisconsin Grapples with Property Tax Exemptions
Boise, Idaho and New Hampshire Housing Aid Applicants Applying for HUD Funding

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2004

Volume 3, Issue 6
December 2004
In this issue...
Smart Growth and Affordable Housing: Rhode Island's Balancing Act
Response to Notice to Cure Article
Housing Task Forces Address Zoning and Property Tax Reform

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Volume 3, Issue 5
November 2004
In this issue...
Aiming to Reduce Opposition to Affordable Housing
Parking Requirements and Infill Development
Affordable Housing Task Forces and Regulatory Reform

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Volume 3, Issue 4
October 2004
In this issue...
Non-Conforming Uses - A Source of Affordable Housing
Regulating Manufactured Home Parks: Cost vs Improved Living Conditions
Award-Winning Program Streamlines Processing for Affordable Housing

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Volume 3, Issue 3
June 2004
In this issue...
Impact Fees: How Affordable Housing Fares
States Allow Tax Preferences for Renters
Addressing the High Cost of Building: Keeping a Lid on Liability Insurance

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Volume 3, Issue 2
March 2004
In this issue...
How different states approach the issue of regulatory reform
A description of a Maine legislative committee's effort to tackle regulatory reform
Pennsylvania's Department of Community and Economic Development regulatory reform technical assistance guide

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Volume 3, Issue 1
January 2004
In this issue…
How communities use accessory dwelling units to increase the supply of affordable housing
How Oregon uses state reviews to reduce land use litigation
How states encourage or discourage the use of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit

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2003

Volume 2, Issue 6
November 2003
In this issue...
Environmental Groups and Developers Join Forces to Promote Infill in San Francisco
Tennessee Expedites Access to Housing for Those with Disabilities
Few Take Advantage of Hawaii Housing Tax Programs

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Volume 2, Issue 5
September 2003
In this issue...
Impact Fee Waivers in Salt Lake City
Zoning's Impact on Home-Based Businesses in New Jersey
Rent Controls and Affordable Housing in the Boston Area

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Volume 2, Issue 4
July 2003
In this issue...
Considerations for Density Bonus Ordinances
Richmond Transforms Vacant Properties
Anchorage Pushes Electronic Permitting

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Volume 2, Issue 3
May 2003
In this issue...
Tax Relief Programs For Low- and Moderate-Income Owners and Renters
New Jersey's Rehabilitation Code Spurs Redevelopment
Manufactured Housing and Zoning in Jacksonville, Florida

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Volume 2, Issue 2
March 2003
In this issue...
Smart Growth and Affordable Housing, Vermont
Density Bonuses; Berkeley, California
Accessory Dwelling Units; Seattle, Washington, Cary North Carolina

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   2011 Archives
    Volume 10, Issues 1-4

   2010 Archives
    Volume 9, Issues 1-6

   2009 Archives
    Volume 8, Issues 1-6

   2008 Archives
    Volume 7, Issues 1-6

   2007 Archives
    Volume 6, Issues 1-6

   2006 Archives
    Volume 5, Issues 1-4

   2005 Archives
    Volume 4, Issues 1-3

   2004 Archives
    Volume 3, Issues 1-2

   2003 Archives
    Volume 2, Issues 1-2

   2002 Archives
    Volume 1, Issue 1



2011

Volume 10, Issue 4
August 2011
In this issue…
Location Efficiency and Housing Type

Volume 10, Issue 3
June 2011
In this issue…
Case Study Clearinghouse

Volume 10, Issue 2
April 2011
In this issue…
9 Steps Toward Green

Volume 10, Issue 1
February 2011
In this issue…
Equitable Neighborhood Change in Transit-Rich Neighborhoods

2010

Volume 9, Issue 6
December 2010
In this issue…
Green Affordable Housing Policy Toolkit

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Volume 9, Issue 5
October 2010
In this issue…
Sustainable Communities

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Volume 9, Issue 4
August 2010
In this issue…
Creating Green Affordable Housing

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Volume 9, Issue 3
June 2010
In this issue…
Mixed-Income Housing Near Transit

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Volume 9, Issue 2
April 2010
In this issue…
Responding to the Housing Crisis

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Volume 9, Issue 1
February 2010
In this issue…
Case Studies for Transit Oriented Development

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2009

Volume 8, Issue 6
December 2009
In this issue…
Building Public Support for Affordable Housing

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Volume 8, Issue 5
October 2009
In this issue…
Revitalizing Foreclosed Properties with Land Banks

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Volume 8, Issue 4
August 2009
In this issue…
Vital Communities Toolbox

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Volume 8, Issue 3
June 2009
In this issue…
Tools for Mixed-Income Transit-Oriented Development

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Volume 8, Issue 2
April 2009
In this issue…
Best Practices in Dealing with Vacant and Abandoned Properties

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Volume 8, Issue 1
February 2009
In this issue…
Accessory Dwelling Units

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2008

Volume 7, Issue 6
December 2008
In this issue…
State and Local Means of Increasing Affordable Housing

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Volume 7, Issue 5
October 2008
In this issue…
Impact Fees and Housing Affordability

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Volume 7, Issue 4
August 2008
In this issue…
Increasing the Availability of Affordable Homes

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Volume 7, Issue 3
June 2008
In this issue…
Mitigating the Effects of Gentrification

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Volume 7, Issue 2
April 2008
In this issue…
A Georgia Toolkit of Best Practices

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Volume 7, Issue 1
February 2008
In this issue…
Creating a Task Force on Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

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2007

Volume 6, Issue 6
December 2007
In this issue…
Quality Design to Help Avert NIMBYism

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Volume 6, Issue 5
October 2007
In this issue…
Workforce Housing Toolkit

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Volume 6, Issue 4
August 2007
In this issue…
Housing Element Manual

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Volume 6, Issue 3
June 2007
In this issue…
Density Bonuses to Increase the Affordable Housing Supply

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Volume 6, Issue 2
April 2007
In this issue…
Reduced Parking Requirements Help Keep Housing Costs in Check

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Volume 6, Issue 1
February 2007
In this issue…
Block Island Zoning Amendments

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2006

Volume 5, Issue 4
December 2006
In this issue…
Amnesty for Accessory Dwelling Units

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Volume 5, Issue 3
August 2006
In this issue…
Toolkit Provides Means to Advance Affordable Housing

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Volume 5, Issue 2
May 2006
In this issue…
Vermont Law Supports Accessory Housing Development

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Volume 5, Issue 1
March 2006
In this issue…
Dispelling the Myths about Multifamily

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2005

Volume 4, Issue 3
November 2005
In this issue…
Barriers Constrain Workforce Housing Development

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Volume 4, Issue 2
July 2005
In this issue…
Cityscape Reports on Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

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Volume 4, Issue 1
January 2005
In this issue…
HUD Proposed Rule Strengthens Local Regulatory Reform Requirements

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2004

Volume 3, Issue 2
September 2004
In this issue…
Dallas Task Force Recommends Regulatory Reforms to Encourage Affordable Housing

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Volume 3, Issue 1
July 2004
In this issue…
Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse (RBC) Presents Differing Views on Takings Issue

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2003

Volume 2, Issue 2
July 2003
In this issue…
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Review Regulatory Takings Issue

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Volume 2, Issue 1
April 2003
In this issue…
State of Pennsylvania Addresses Regulatory Barriers

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2002

Volume 1, Issue 1
October 2002
In this issue…
Recent Findings on Impact Fees

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