Housing Crisis

April 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The New York Times provides an in-depth exploration of the politics and personalities behind the YIMBY organization known as the SF Bay Area Renters' Federation (BARF).
The New York Times
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
Feature
February 18, 2016, 2pm PST
Knee-jerk, ideological reactions to the California housing crisis rest on faulty arguments and threaten to cheat the state out of workable solutions.
Eric Panzer
November 3, 2015, 5am PST
The housing crisis that made headlines during the Great Recession is proving far more persistent than the common narrative about over-priced coastal market allows. A new report by the Center for American Progress uncovers the facts on the ground.
The Atlantic
September 15, 2015, 2pm PDT
A provocative argument or a cautionary tale—an op-ed illustrates the level of conversation surrounding San Francisco's ongoing housing crises and controversies.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 13, 2015, 9am PDT
This map tool hows gentrification-related statistics by Bay Area neighborhood, helping communities guess where the heaviest gentrification will occur.
Next City
September 10, 2015, 10am PDT
The Urbanist chose 19 of the progressive recommendations from a total of 65 put forward by the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Advisory Committee (HALA) committee.
The Urbanist
August 18, 2015, 1pm PDT
In an insightful article, William Fulton unpacks the supply-demand cycle driving costs skyward in certain areas. To address the problem, new construction needs an unprecedented level of diversity.
California Planning & Development Report
July 30, 2015, 1pm PDT
An Atlanta City Councilmember and local advocates are pushing for the city to join the ranks of cities that have allowed tiny houses as a solution to housing challenges.
Atlanta Magazine
July 17, 2015, 8am PDT
To fix California’s housing crisis, a statewide mandate is needed that requires 20 percent of all new housing, rental units, and those for sale be set aside for low-income families, according to affordable housing developer Murtaza H. Baxamusa.
UrbDeZine
June 14, 2015, 11am PDT
Blogger Shane Phillips writes that San Francisco has two possible responses to its housing crisis: increase supply to accommodate newcomers, or hunker down and promote only subsidized housing. Both, he says, are lousy. Other coastal cities, beware.
Better Institutions
May 14, 2015, 12pm PDT
New York magazine recently convened a debate between two leading voices of an ongoing conversation in New York City: what to build and what to preserve.
New York
May 6, 2015, 12pm PDT
New data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development shows that the rental market is improving for the most at-risk populations in the country.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
January 30, 2015, 9am PST
A newly released report from a U.K. housing non-profit reports a "Staggering turn-around" in attitudes about housing—more specifically described as a sharp decline in NIMBYism.
Shelter
January 29, 2015, 12pm PST
Advocates for housing and quality of life in rural communities face an uphill battle in gaining attention, much less funding, to fight the problem.
The Atlantic
November 24, 2014, 5am PST
A new exhibit at the New York Museum of Modern Art examines the growing pains of urbanism's ascendance.
Next City
September 2, 2014, 10am PDT
Shaila Dewan details the increasing rates at which renters all over the country forced from their homes by eviction.
New York Times
June 30, 2014, 2pm PDT
Robert Selna, a land use and real estate attorney, pens a letter to the editor arguing for Oakland to develop specific and aggressive housing development policies.
SFGate
June 4, 2014, 1pm PDT
Garden cities have been making news lately thanks to a new book by architect Robert A.M. Stern, but a design competition and policy declarations in the United Kingdom have put some serious skin in the game.
BBC News
May 10, 2014, 9am PDT
A California state law that allowed temporary property tax reductions to homeowners during the housing crash is now swinging back the other way. Some homeowners have seen 20 percent increases in property tax bills.
Capitol Alert (Sacramento Bee blog)