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Policy Memo
Unblock Mass Timber by Incentivizing Up-to-date Building Codes

…timber can help with housing abundance and the climate transition. Compared to concrete and steel, mass timber buildings are faster to build (therefore often cheaper), just as safe in fires,…

02.19.24 | 4 min read
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Social Innovation
Policy Memo
Incentivizing Developers To Reuse Low Income Housing Tax Credits

…Hawaii were donated to schools and hospitals. Those funds were generated from housing subsidies and could have created hundreds of new affordable homes, but they left the housing sector permanently. …

02.19.24 | 4 min read
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Social Innovation
Policy Memo
Expand the Fair Housing Initiatives Program to Enforce Federal and State Housing Supply and Affordability Laws

…AFFH and state housing affordability legislation, Congress and HUD should expand the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) to fund external enforcement organizations. FHIP is a model for enforcement of complementary…

02.19.24 | 3 min read
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FAS
Issue Brief
Report
Working with academics: A primer for U.S. government agencies

…roles. These mechanisms include the IPA Mobility Program, which allows the temporary assignment of personnel between federal and non-federal organizations; the Experts & Consultants authority, which allows the appointment of…

02.14.24 | 16 min read
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Science Policy
Blog
The U.S. Bioeconomy is Not Yet Sustainable. Here’s What Needs to Change.

…of discarding them.  While the U.S. grapples with defining its bioeconomy and landing on a cohesive approach to  making it sustainable, the European Union (EU) and other international organizations have…

02.12.24 | 7 min read
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