NEAHCASA INNOVATIONS INDEX
Tom Bender * 30 Aug 2009
TIME TO RETHINK AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
A brief listing of some of the root causes of housing problems that are not being fully addressed. [Tom Bender website]
THE FIVE HORSEMEN OF OUR APOCALYPSE.
Some of the pressures towards collapse of our existing economy. [Tom Bender website]
A NEW HOUSING PARADIGM.
Redoing our whole housing paradigm so homeowners rather than financial institutions and energy companies benefit, reducing total costs by 80%. [Tom Bender website]
MOVING OUTSIDE THE MONEY BOX:
NC FREE LAND.
Use of existing tax credits with moving land into UGBs for affordable housing to get the land available at no cost. [NC website]
NC FREE HOUSING.
Strategy for permanently paying off CLT housing in 25 years. [NC website]
More details on how a CLT can permanently pay off its housing in 25 years by market-rate rental of 1/4 of its units, and next steps. [Tom Bender website]
What were available options for funding construction/acquisition. [NC website]
NC COMMUNITY INVESTMENT.
Strategy using Self-Directed IRAs for people to shift retirement savings from stock market into support of local community housing. [NC website]
NC TAX MEASURES.
Some sources of local public investment for affordable housing. [NC website]
NC PUBLIC POLICY.
Some public policy options to help affordable housing. [NC website]
The concept of building/retrofitting homes to eliminate need for heating systems and bringing them close to eliminating the energy costs that are greater than construction costs. [NC website]
OUR HOMES ARE A GOLDMINE.
Daily Astorian article on NZE retrofits of existing homes to reduce energy use by 80%. [Tom Bender website]
Overview of combining NZE retrofits with ADU ordinances for multiple benefits from today's existing homes. [Tom Bender website]
SMALLER AND BETTER HOMES:
BEYOND AN OVERSTUFFED WORLD.
Some of the real costs of our oversized homes, and an intro to how wonderful small homes can be if done right. [Tom Bender website]
TWO FROM ONE.
Report on an executed conversion of a ranch home into a flexible shared housing/workplace with major energy upgrades. [Tom Bender website]
A new concept of (duplex) home design based on ability to shift its organization and use over time from multi-generational to up/down duplex to ADU to home occupation to rentable guestroom. Passive solar, 1.5 story, set up for NZE and modular construction. [Tom Bender website]
NC MODULAR HOMES.
This, with "FlexPlex" and NC's Plan Book, show what is "possible" with factory construction. There are downsides also. [NC website]
Reminder of the ease and importance of having soul in our homes. [NC website]
Everything is connected. Brief touch on rural non-profit carshare system and its potential benefits for housing affordability. [NC website]
Some "next step" fundable projects for moving forward towards major change in affordable housing. (request by email)
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