Housing Subsidies

June 22, 2016, 5am PDT
With a lack of suitable rental units and a lack of willing landlords, the city of Pittsburgh provides a case study for the failure of the Housing Choice Voucher Program to live up to its potential.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
June 17, 2016, 7am PDT
Proposed changes could have a profound impact on the two million American households receiving rent subsidies through the Section 8 voucher program.
The Wall Street Journal
May 8, 2016, 5am PDT
An article in The Nation rejects the notion that the market will solve the country's current affordable housing crisis.
The Nation
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
January 12, 2016, 6am PST
Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto thinks Section 8 housing subsidies could get two birds with one stone: help low-income households find affordable housing and reduce blight.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 6, 2016, 1pm PST
Ending one housing subsidy for households making over $100,000 a year could fund housing vouchers for everyone who needs them.
City Observatory
June 10, 2015, 2pm PDT
Exploring the persistence of racial segregation as a result of U.S. housing policies—policies intended to break patterns of segregation, not reproduce them.
The Atlantic
July 22, 2014, 6am PDT
The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released data about households receiving federal housing assistance. Lisa Sturtevant, writing for the National Housing Conference, provides an overview of the data.
National Housing Conference
June 3, 2013, 7am PDT
The mayors of Canada's 22 largest municipalities are pushing the federal government to extend a subsidy program used to assist 600,000 low-income households that is due to expire next year.
The Globe and Mail
March 26, 2010, 10am PDT
With Gov. Schwarzenegger promising $200 million in tax credits to homebuyers, Paul Shigley says it's worth looking closely at the promises that such credits create new jobs and bolster the economy.
California Planning & Development Report