New HUD Restrictions Limit Condo Construction

HUD has established new rules limiting the percentage of units in a building that can get FHA loans. Developers cry foul, calling it a bias against affordable housing and density.

"[Developer] Diana Chevalier, owner of Project Approval Services, said she was so upset when she learned of HUD's new restrictions that she hopped the first plane to Washington, D.C."

"'I took a $1,000 flight, and I met with Margaret Burns,' Chevalier said of the director of HUD's Office of Single Family Program Development. 'What the FHA is doing is trying to limit their exposure in existing condos and new condos and this is their way of monitoring their exposure.'"

Full Story: HUD Rules May Hurt Builders


Brand new! Urban Grid City Collection

Each city has its own unique story. Commemorate where you came from or where you want to go.
Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

The Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is the only comprehensive ranking and listing of graduate urban planning programs available.
Starting at $24.95
Book cover of Unsprawl

Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places

Explore visionary, controversial and ultimately successful strategies for building people-centered places.
Starting at $12.95
building block set

Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.