Housing Crisis

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.
Jun 30, 2014   SFGate
New "Lifetime Homes" standards in the U.K., which are designed to accommodate people at all stages of life, will lead away from ultra-small flats to larger apartments, says Builder Magazine.
Aug 25, 2009   Building
Yale economist Robert Schiller believes that the housing market is showing signs of improvement. "At this point, people are thinking the fall is over," says Schiller.
Jul 1, 2009   Bloomberg.com
This piece from <em>The Onion</em> presents the incredibly simple solution to the nation's economic troubles: build more houses.
Apr 3, 2009   The Onion
It's one of those good news-bad news revelations: the housing and job crises are causing more people to stay put. NY's out-migration was the lowest since the Census tracked outflows in 1982. More residents left Florida than arrived, a first.
Jan 21, 2009   The New York Times
Unable to sell their homes, thousands of aging seniors throughout the U.S. who would have moved to assisted or independent living or retirement communities are staying put - in homes they would love to leave but are financially tied to.
Nov 25, 2008   The New York Times
Merced California typefies the housing bust: speculation, foreclosures, and the construction of houses nobody can afford to buy.
Sep 8, 2008   The New York Times
<p>As foreclosures increase throughout the country, more cities are looking to solve the problem of abandoned and dilapidated houses with demolition.</p>
Jul 16, 2008   The Economist
<p>Three years after Irvine, California's "Great Park" was approved, development of the planned public spaces, homes and businesses has struggled to move forward. The housing crisis is being blamed for the lack of action.</p>
Apr 17, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
<p>A new plan in the Senate looks to help the country deal with the backlash of the housing crisis by offering tax breaks and credit. But will it help people whose homes have been foreclosed?</p>
Apr 4, 2008   NPR