Housing

When a region isn't building enough housing to meet the demands of a growing population and shifting demographics, zoning codes reform and infrastructure investment can be the solution.
Yesterday   Regional Plan Association
A housing market analyst finds that traditional models do a poor job of measuring supply and demand, which makes it very difficult to know how much supply is needed to meet demand.
Dec 21, 2015   Pieria
Washington, D.C. provides a model for trends found in other cities: people living near transit are trending younger, whiter, and more educated.
Dec 20, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
As Mayor de Blasio pulls out all the stops to make the case for zoning proposals critical to his affordable housing plans, the Citizens Budget Commission assessed the economics of housing construction in the city.
Dec 19, 2015   New York Citizens Budget Commission
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Dec 18, 2015  By James Brasuell
Congress is on pace to wrap up a major piece of federal legislation before leaving for recess.
Dec 17, 2015   APA Policy News
Planners and community development housing activists and professionals need to start thinking about housing policy as "both...and." It is not reasonable to couch housing policy as either unfettered building or only rent.
Dec 16, 2015   Shelterforce/Rooflines
For all the intention New York gets for foreign investors buying up rarefied air, Los Angeles has allowed shell companies to completely control the luxury real estate market—and the neighborhoods where it locates.
Dec 15, 2015   New York Times
It might seem like 10, or even 30, years is a long time to require affordability—until it's over and your public investment is lost.
Dec 15, 2015   Shelterforce/Rooflines
Leading other expensive cities in North America, Vancouver, British Columbia is quickly adding accessory dwelling units as a result of permissive regulations approved in 2009.
Dec 14, 2015   Citiscope
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is following a growing trend in cities across the country of working to end chronic homelessness by providing permanent housing to the homeless.
Dec 14, 2015   Fusion