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Research
Understanding the Myths and Realities of Manufactured Housing

This report explores the challenges and benefits of manufactured housing. The report finds that some types of manufactured housing offer significant affordability benefits to lower income households and points to the improved quality of this type of housing that was manufactured after 1976.

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The Roadmap for the Washington Region’s Future Economy

The Roadmap research team identified the private-sector industries best positioned for growth in our region based on our competitive advantages, and interviewed over 30 of the region's top business leaders to better understand what it'll take to maximize the potential growth of these industries in Greater Washington over the next decade.

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Public Land & Affordable Housing in the Washington DC Region

Through a review of development costs, local public land policies, and three recent public-land projects in the DC region—Arlington Mill Residences, The Bonifant at Silver Spring, and 1115 H Street in Washington, DC— this report provides recommendations to developers, advocates, and local governments for effectively using public land to expand affordable housing opportunities.

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http://www.smartergrowth.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/pl4pg-final.pdf

This primer explores the key issues for the use of public land in meeting affordable housing and other community needs; some examples of how public lands have been used in the Washington metropolitan region; and implications for policies that could systematize the prioritization of public land for affordable housing and other public benefits.

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