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.
Yesterday   The Urbanist
<p>A large loss of mobile home parks in Florida has legislators asking whether the state or the municipalities should take responsibility for the thousands of misplaced low-income residents.</p>
Apr 5, 2007   The Miami Herald
<p>The provincial government in British Columbia has purchased 11 residential hotels in an effort to improve its handling of a rapidly increasing homeless population.</p>
Apr 5, 2007   The Tyee
<p>The nation's population trends can give planners insight into the demand for housing in the coming decades.</p>
Apr 4, 2007   The Brookings Institution
<p>What library schools don't cover: The fact that public libraries are now de-facto homeless shelters, and librarians are having to act not only as social workers but also as frontline medical staff.</p>
Apr 4, 2007   AlterNet
<p>With developable land all but gone in Manhattan, developers are now setting their sights on the open space many modernist housing towers reserved for basketball courts, plazas, and parks.</p>
Apr 4, 2007   The New York Sun
<p>The city is revisiting its affordable housing programs, which currently do little to help moderate-income residents who are increasingly priced out of homeownership.</p>
Apr 4, 2007   The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
<p>Widespread development in Washington has changed the landscape of the state from forests to houses. Experts are predicting a further loss of more than 300,000 acres of forests within the next several years.</p>
Apr 4, 2007   The News Tribune
<p>The Swedish furniture company is hoping to capitalize on its design sense and efficient manufacturing to expand the market for prefabricated housing.</p>
Apr 3, 2007   The Guardian Unlimited
So I went to see two new New Urbanist communities this weekend - Warwick Grove in the Mid-Hudson Valley, about 50 miles from NYC, and Plainsboro Village Center in central N.J. Opinion
Apr 2, 2007   By
<p>Atlanta's famously high levels of in-migration are propping up the regional housing market, even as other metro areas experience declines - or collapses - of their residential sectors.</p>
Apr 1, 2007   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution