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Tax Reform — Federal Policy Impacting Affordable Housing

For the first time, the National Association of Home Builders has agreed to support converting the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) to a tax credit. By shifting the MID to a tax credit, all tax payers, not only those who itemize, can benefit. The tax credit…
ARCH
November 7, 2017
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Federal Budget — Federal Policy Impacting Affordable Housing

Federal Budget The Presidential Budget Proposal reduced funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development by 14%. This would have eliminated funding for several key programs including the HOME program which has funded over 50 units of housing in Blaine County since 2009. Fortunately, Congress…
ARCH
November 1, 2017
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The Housing Affordability Pickle

The Housing Affordability Pickle Valley cities face a complex puzzle of jobs, housing, and long-term viability "If jobs-versus - rentals in the classifieds are a kind of balance sheet to economic health, the situation is totally out of whack considering the discrepancy in column inches…
ARCH
October 18, 2017
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How can I own or rent an ARCH house?

If you are interested in a home developed by ARCH, please contact the Blaine County Housing Authority (BCHA) at 788-6102 or visit their website www.bcoha.org to learn more about the process and complete the online application. Can’t find what you are looking for in a home?…
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October 12, 2017
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COMMUNITY HOUSING: It’s a balancing act.

One might argue that Community Housing programs are unnecessary. " Let the free market forces level the playing field; do not engage in social engineering," is the cry heard most often. The problem with that point of view is that in order for the fee…
ARCH
September 14, 2017
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What is an affordability gap anyway?

An AFFORDABILITY GAP is the difference between the median selling price of homes and the amount purchasers (earning median household income) can afford to pay for them. Normally, purchasers with fixed wages are limited to a target purchase price of roughly 3 times their annual…
ARCH
September 5, 2017
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Not From Our Mouth

We love when we get glimpses of articles that don’t come from us that speak to the need of affordable housing in the Wood River Valley. On April 26th, the Idaho Mountain Express wrote a fantastic article about having affordable housing as a top priority.…
ARCH
May 2, 2017