Housing

Despite a contractual obligation, Hoyt Street Properties under-built 258 affordable housing units in Portland's Pearl District. The city has to react.
2 days ago   The Oregonian
<p>Interest-only loans and ARMs once touted as a panacea have now become the vehicle for massive foreclosures as financially distressed owners can no longer afford their expensive homes.</p>
Jan 31, 2007   The Sacramento Bee
<p>In New York City, the first juried design competition for affordable and sustainable has found its winner.</p>
Jan 29, 2007   Architectural Record
<p>An affordable housing plan for New Jersey has been thrown out by an appeals court, arguing that the plan was based on flawed data and did not accurately predict the demand for housing. The plan has been called discriminatory by housing advocates.</p>
Jan 29, 2007   The Philadelphia Inquirer
<p>Number of home owners defaulting on mortgage loans is rising in California.</p>
Jan 27, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>The Jimmy Carter charity, long identified with "sweat equity" and affordable housing, is confronting strong, residential opposition in its application to build four homes to accompany three market-rate homes in affluent Marin County west of Tiburon.</p>
Jan 27, 2007   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>In October, Planetizen reported on the "largest real estate deal in US history". Profits of the $5.4 billion sale in NYC could be reduced by 6%, or $324 million, if tenants win their suit that 25% of the 12,232 apartments were illegally deregulated.</p>
Jan 26, 2007   The New York Times
<p>Plans to demolish New Orleans' largest public housing complexes face strong opposition from residents.</p>
Jan 25, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>As more seniors and empty nesters seek to reclaim the downtown lifestyle of their youth, small towns across America are experiencing a second chance at economic vitality.</p>
Jan 24, 2007   The New York Times
<p>Planning and land use regulations are being blamed for Australia's high home prices, and also for the fact that four of its major cities are in a list of the 25 most unaffordable cities. Some feel planners are not planning with the people in mind.</p>
Jan 23, 2007   The Age
<p>The New York Times profiles three different homes in different areas of the country that sell for $300,000.</p>
Jan 18, 2007   The New York Times