Brazil’s nuclear energy research programs and facilities are described in two recent publications of the DNI Open Source Center. These documents have not been approved for public release, but copies were obtained by Secrecy News.
“Brazil — Survey of Nuclear Agencies, Facilities” (pdf), February 9, 2009.
“Brazil — Websites, Online Publications Seek to Inform Public on Nuclear Activities” (pdf), August 5, 2009.
These policy proposals will simplify the affordable housing qualification process for all federal housing programs, primarily focusing on PBV and LIHTC, to move eligible households into vacant units more quickly.
A uniform software tool for inputting building permit data would make the U.S. Census Bureau’s Building Permit Survey (BPS) more reliable, and it would also facilitate more fine-grained geographical analysis of new housing development.
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) should prioritize funding water projects for local governments that would expand the production of new housing in their service areas if given the water resources to do so.
Congress needs to amend the definition of a manufactured home to remove the phrase “on a permanent chassis.” By doing this, Congress can eliminate wasted construction materials, allow new multifamily design options under the HUD Code, and unleash competition from factory-built manufactured housing.