Housing

March 9, 2016, 9am PST
Despite reports to the contrary, a recent report created in part by the City of Vancouver, finds that most housing types in the city have yet to be sold to absentee landlords.
The Globe and Mail
March 8, 2016, 8am PST
According to a new plan approved by the city of Mountain View, developers could now add a large amount of dense housing on the doorstep of Google's headquarters.
Vox
Feature
March 8, 2016, 5am PST
Doug Bauer, CEO of one of the nation's largest homebuilders, describes the political and design decisions that contributed to the success of urban infill projects in four unique case studies.
Doug Bauer
Blog post
March 7, 2016, 1pm PST
Misconceptions about New Urbanism persist.
Michael Lewyn
March 7, 2016, 11am PST
There have been a number of federal and state programs to address the housing and foreclosure crisis. While these programs have helped a lot of people and continue to do so, many people that are qualified still have trouble completing these programs.
DSNews
March 7, 2016, 10am PST
In a rebuttal to criticisms leveled at historic preservation districts, Stephanie Meeks of the National Trust for Historic Preservation argues that historic preservation has value and can aid in creating affordable housing.
CityLab
March 7, 2016, 9am PST
The Golden State attracts high-end workers, while its high housing costs cause a disproportionate number of low and middle income workers to flee the state. The non-profit think tank, Next 10, delves into this crisis in three new reports.
Next 10
March 1, 2016, 1pm PST
While the practice of flipping houses has not yet returned to its pre-recession levels, one city in particular, is climbing quickly back to peak levels: Las Vegas.
Bloomberg Business
March 1, 2016, 5am PST
Rents are on the rise in Pittsburgh, prompting some longtime residents to relocate farther away. Race, as well as class, figures heavily in this narrative.
Carnegie Museum of Art Blog
February 27, 2016, 1pm PST
Although the political optics are hard to see, Daniel Hertz argues that policies like inclusionary zoning need to be strengthened by orders of magnitude to have more than a token impact on housing affordability.
City Observatory
February 27, 2016, 11am PST
New affordable housing is only one step toward creating livable communities—a quality mix of uses on the ground floor, designed to integrate with the street and public spaces is also vital.
Next City
February 26, 2016, 9am PST
The Boston-area's supply of urban housing is failing people starting their careers, writes an architect and fan of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead.
UrbDeZine
February 26, 2016, 6am PST
The city of Los Angeles is putting an end to a crowdfunded, unpermitted program to build and deliver tiny homes to homeless people living on the streets of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
February 21, 2016, 1pm PST
The de Blasio Administration is getting creative in looking for sites to develop affordable housing. One potential idea: church parking lots.
DNAInfo
February 21, 2016, 7am PST
Boulder is a poster child for the housing crisis, according to The Denver Post.
The Denver Post
February 21, 2016, 5am PST
Low property values continue to stunt the comeback of Detroit—so the city and a group of banks have created a program to guarantee 1,000 mortgages in the city.
Detroit Free Press
February 20, 2016, 1pm PST
A local writer evaluates the results of a 2014 ordinance that updated regulations regarding the development of microhousing. The Seattle City Council could once again revisit the regulations as part of the city's HALA process.
The Urbanist
February 20, 2016, 5am PST
Innovative Idaho developer wants to create a subdivision using shipping containers that will be targeted at eco-conscious home buyers looking for new options, first-time home-buyers and empty-nesters with a sale price: $152,000.
Idaho Statesman
February 19, 2016, 10am PST
The bloated cost of housing in Vancouver and Toronto has raised concerns among market analysts about a potential correction. Presumably, people in Canada are also worried about the price of housing.
The Vancouver Sun
February 19, 2016, 7am PST
Last week, I submitted the following letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times in response to a vicious, and more importantly, extremely misleading op-ed that decried inclusionary housing as a development killer.
Shelterforce/Rooflines