Housing

The case of the lead contaminated waters in Flint, Michigan has renewed a national discussion of lead poisoning in children across the United States.
13 hours ago   Philadelphia Inquirer
At a building industry trade show held last week, the new trend was for houses constructed with extra space for renters or extended family. In other words, depreciation comes standard.
Jan 26, 2016   The Wall Street Journal
An affordable housing ballot measure opposed by affordable housing advocates: welcome to the strange housing politics of San Francisco.
Jan 26, 2016   San Francisco Magazine
After a long absence, first-time buyers are finally returning to the real estate market.
Jan 25, 2016   Bloomberg Business
Neighborhoods like Cherry in the fast-growing city of Charlotte are faced with intense pressures in the real estate market. The city is scrambling to craft a plan that can leverage the city's assets to the benefit of the whole city.
Jan 25, 2016   Next City
Blog Post
When planners and pundits complain about the high social costs of regulations restricting housing supply, a common response is: "Even if regulation does make [city X] more expensive, no one has a right to live there. Blog Post
Jan 25, 2016   By Michael Lewyn
The usual litany of Rust Belt woes hit North Braddock, Pennsylvania particularly hard. The Pittsburgh suburb has shed two-thirds of its population and is burdened with 350 abandoned properties.
Jan 23, 2016   Belt Magazine
The price of oil has been on a steady decline since 2014, and the housing markets of oil industry towns are on their own, similar slide.
Jan 20, 2016   The Wall Street Journal
Sacramento Bee's political columnist, Dan Walters, writes that NIMBYs are among the main reasons for the state's chronic housing crisis, and one of their main tools is the California Environmental Quality Act, which must be reformed by politicians.
Jan 20, 2016   The Sacramento Bee
Since a zoning code change in 2010, the city of Denver has added 66 accessory dwelling units in a city of 650,000.
Jan 18, 2016   The Denver Post
Residents of Reno, Nevada participating in a rewrite of the city’s master plan have spoken out about the myriad of problems afflicting their downtown—it's dirty, dangerous, and deserted.
Jan 18, 2016   Reno Gazette-Journal