Housing

By a vote split (nearly) down the party line, the Oregon House passed a bill to end state restrictions on inclusionary zoning. Municipalities may soon be able to require below-market pricing.
Yesterday   Bike Portland
Throwing money at our housing problems is clearly not the answer, but are there ideas from markets in Europe that might work for us?
Jan 18, 2015   Rooflines
First, a new report from NYU's Furman Center details the evolving characteristics of subsidized rental housing in New York City. Second, the results from Mayor Bill de Blasio's affordable housing efforts are in from his first year in office.
Jan 16, 2015   NYU Furman Center
The Los Angeles media has recently turned their attention to housing, in a city ranked by some measures as the least affordable market in the country.
Jan 13, 2015   KPCC
Same story, different year, though more data provided on which groups are leaving the Golden State: predominantly workers earning less than $50,000 a year. Conversely, those migrating to California from other states had higher incomes and education.
Jan 7, 2015   Los Angeles Times
As people move back into the cities, and rental housing demand goes up, it's been an interesting time for people wrestling with the problems of highly unaffordable areas to live.
Jan 6, 2015   Rooflines
New York City's luxury housing market has, rather suddenly, hit the brakes. Crain's New York Business surveys the landscape.
Jan 6, 2015   Crain's New York Business
RealtyTrac recently released an analysis of fair market rents and median home prices in more than 500 U.S. counties. Among the findings of the report: the real estate markets with the highest share of millennial population.
Jan 5, 2015   Fusion
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Dec 31, 2014  By James Brasuell
Oliver Wainwright pens a wishlist of urban policies for 2015—the list focuses on issues of housing and development.
Dec 30, 2014   Guardian Cities
The state of Massachusetts has set a goal to establish 10,000 apartments and condos a year, but what will it take to deliver on that ambitious agenda, especially after the state's new political leadership takes over?
Dec 29, 2014   The Boston Globe