An industry report finds rising vacancies rates and lots of new supply coming down the pipeline. Could the nation's renters finally be in the market for some relief on the cost of housing?
Yesterday   The Wall Street Journal
<p>Green Mortgages, though in a nascent stage, aim to help buyers qualify for larger mortgages while reducing the impact of housing on the environment. Will it work?</p>
Nov 16, 2007   The Boston Globe
<p>Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty has announced a broad plan to build affordable housing for the city's poor and low-income, as well as to impose measures that make it more difficult to convert buildings to luxury condos.</p>
Nov 14, 2007   The Washington Post
<p>A planning expert in Wales is warning that many cities are endanger of pushing families out to the suburbs by focusing solely on high-density development.</p>
Nov 14, 2007   BBC News
<p>While hard-working families with children often head out to the suburbs for an affordable home, the hidden toll is the long commutes by car -- and its frequently women who bear the brunt of the costs.</p>
Nov 13, 2007   The Huffington Post
<p>A new documentary portrays a grim new reality: veterans make up 25% of the homeless population in America -- a percentage which is expected to rise.</p>
Nov 13, 2007   AlterNet
<p>Flint, Michigan has adopted a new strategy to deal with shrinkage and blight: tear down abandoned properties and sell the plots to nearby neighbors for a dollar.</p>
Nov 12, 2007   NPR
<p>Rising home prices and cost of living are steering more Australians away from Sydney and towards Melbourne, creating a boom in population that has put the city on track to become the country's biggest city.</p>
Nov 12, 2007   Australian Broadcasting Corporation
<p>New development in Southern California's wildfire zones are required to provide safety features such as special landscaping and fireproof materials. Critics say cost to society is high.</p>
Nov 12, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>New Urban and transit oriented developments are showing better financial health compared to other types of development as the housing market declines nationwide.</p>
Nov 10, 2007   New Urban News
<p>As the Disney Corporation and the city of Anaheim, California, squabble over a proposal to build affordable housing near the Happiest Place on Earth, Morris Newman suggests turning the affordable housing project into an "urban theme park".</p>
Nov 9, 2007   California Planning & Development Report