Housing

"Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing"—as a new rule by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development proposes to do—can vary widely, even in the same city. Exclusive
4 hours ago  By Kyle Smith and Brendan Saunders
A plan to revitalize Buffalo's Outer Harbor as an expansive, fully programmed park was sunk by a housing component. A new draft is expected soon.
Aug 26, 2015   The Buffalo News
Suburbs are changing. Instead of "green lawns, sprawling backyards, and lots of parking for cars," now there are "agri-hoods."
Aug 24, 2015   Huffington Post Canada
"We use housing as a platform to create greater opportunity in people's lives."
Aug 24, 2015   The Diane Rehm Show
Voucher recipients live in slightly better neighborhoods than the average poor household, but they still live in economically and racially segregated neighborhoods with poor-performing schools.
Aug 24, 2015   Brookings Institute
Clarifying some of the jargon that drives the land bank process in Cuyahoga County, Ohio reveals the importance and scale of neighborhood stabilization in some parts of the country.
Aug 21, 2015   Cleveland.com
Joe Cortright criticizes reports linking high median new home sizes to a renewed demand for McMansions. The market for single-family homes, he argues, locks out buyers of modest means. Only the well-off are buying.
Aug 21, 2015   City Observatory City Commentary
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has shifted its response to an audit finding tens of thousands "over-income" residents living in subsidized housing.
Aug 20, 2015   The Washington Post
In an insightful article, William Fulton unpacks the supply-demand cycle driving costs skyward in certain areas. To address the problem, new construction needs an unprecedented level of diversity.
Aug 18, 2015   California Planning & Development Report
The battles in New York and San Francisco have cities like Sacramento preparing for the growth of the home-sharing economy.
Aug 18, 2015   Sacramento Business Journal
The Wall Street Journal examines one of the causes of the missing middle of the housing market—luxury multi-family developments pencil out while the supply of mid- and market-rate housing options dwindles.
Aug 18, 2015   The Wall Street Journal