Affordable Housing

August 17, 2016, 8am PDT
Several publications were reporting the expected defeat of a proposed development project in Manhattan this week. The 15-story project was the first private application of the city's new Mandatory Inclusionary Housing policy.
Politico New York
August 17, 2016, 6am PDT
Periodically in the affordable housing world, a few of us acknowledge that the vast majority of low-income people live in unsubsidized rentals in one- to four-unit buildings, and we wonder how to preserve and improve those units. Here is a way.
August 14, 2016, 11am PDT
The legal, and social, challenges to building more second units in Los Angeles.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
August 14, 2016, 7am PDT
The Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus was recently added to Mayor de Blasio’s sweeping zoning reform plan. But Gowanus also has plans of its own.
New York Times
August 13, 2016, 11am PDT
An examination of the common trailer park reveals a few key lessons about land use, urban design, and private governance.
Strong Towns
August 12, 2016, 11am PDT
There's plenty to talk about in a city where rents have increased by 51 percent since 2010.
August 10, 2016, 8am PDT
The question of whether New York City's new mandatory inclusionary housing policy should apply to a 17-story project in Manhattan could have wide-ranging implications.
The New York Times
August 9, 2016, 10am PDT
The area could lose up to 500 units of affordable housing every year for the next 30 years if the city doesn't extend existing protections.
Regional Plan Association
August 6, 2016, 11am PDT
A Los Angeles affordable-housing developer says the industry needs to focus more on keeping existing housing affordable.
The Planning Report
August 4, 2016, 9am PDT
On August 2nd, a new 15 percent tax on real estate deals with foreign buyers went into effect. The goal was to cool the hyperactive housing market, but the implementation has caught many by surprise.
CBC News
July 28, 2016, 10am PDT
Connecting affordable housing and healthcare programs can improve both—especially for seniors and disabled people.
July 27, 2016, 12pm PDT
The de Blasio Administration set lofty goals for the creation and preservation of housing in New York. So how's that going?
July 25, 2016, 10am PDT
Just because the public sector has set a goal to deliver thousands of new workforce housing units, doesn’t mean the market, or the private sector for that matter, will cooperate.
The Boston Globe
July 21, 2016, 2pm PDT
The number of inclusionary zoning programs is growing quickly around the country. A recent study by the National Housing Conference takes stock of this prominent affordable housing tool.
American Planning Association
July 18, 2016, 8am PDT
Portland's City Council has sided with housing advocates against neighborhood groups who wanted new developments to include parking spaces.
Willamette Week
July 15, 2016, 2pm PDT
The Pennsylvania Governors Office announced that eight developers were awarded a total $9.3M in tax credits from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) to build 495 affordable housing units in the city of Philadelphia.
Curbed Philadelphia
July 11, 2016, 9am PDT
Is Airbnb a prime target for regulation, or is it just another way to expand the marketplace for bedrooms? Dan Bertolet urges caution. After all, couldn't less Airbnb just mean more hotels?
Sightline Institute
July 10, 2016, 5am PDT
With less than 60,000 residents, Hamburg, New York might fly under the housing policy radar, but the small town is the first in Western New York to approve inclusionary zoning. Buffalo could be next.
The Buffalo News
July 9, 2016, 1pm PDT
Vox publishes an article debunking tiny houses as the housing silver bullet some hope they will become.
July 7, 2016, 7am PDT
The policy tools used to address our nation's housing shortfall often seem to worsen the problem. But this is because they ignore the underlying infrastructure and financing to support growth.