Housing

Seattle tenants win in rejecting public housing's proposal to quadruple rent.
14 hours ago   Rooflines
What can rehousing initiatives teach us about the ongoing struggle for urban resilience?
3 days ago   Places Journal
A few weeks ago, Alan Mallach asked the question, "do urban neighborhoods need homeowners?" Tony Roshan Samara challenges his answer.
3 days ago   Rooflines
SPUR didn't give a grade to the Bay Area on housing affordability in its most recent issue of The Urbanist, but it does provide a thorough overview of the current and ongoing efforts to make housing more affordable in the region.
6 days ago   The Urbanist
The new TOD Index provides solid information on Transit-Oriented Development impact and benefits. It indicates that home values near rail stations outperform the national market, yet they are also more affordable for residents.
6 days ago   TOD Index
Bloomberg produced an article describing what it sees as the dominant narrative of the for-sale housing market as the country slowly emerges from the recession and adjusts to its new demographic realities.
Dec 18, 2014   Bloomberg
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Dec 18, 2014  By James Brasuell
The development formerly known as Atlantic Yards—now called Pacific Park—broke ground this week, finally setting in motion a massive development beset by fierce controversy in the 11 years since it was first proposed.
Dec 16, 2014   Crain's New York Business
Conversations about fair housing and place-based work too often lead to a perceived need to defend turf. Reece and Kriesberg got together instead to talk about common ground, using Rooflines as a hub for debate!
Dec 15, 2014   Rooflines
A post by Matthew Yglesias for Vox shows how much you would need to earn an hour to be able to afford a median rental property in your city.
Dec 14, 2014   Vox
What will it take for manufactured housing, the principal source of unsubsidized, affordable homes in the United States, to reach its potential?
Dec 10, 2014   Rooflines