Affordable Housing

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.
CityLab
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?
Politico
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.
Vox
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.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
July 6, 2016, 8am PDT
California Governor Brown's proposal to streamline affordable housing may cause more problems than it solves, both for affordable housing and community planning, argues Murtaza Baxamusa who teaches planning at USC and develops affordable housing.
UrbDeZine
July 6, 2016, 5am PDT
Barcelona is facing increasing pressure on its housing market, primarily in rental prices. The Mediterranean city, which last year became the third most popular European destination after Paris and London, is facing a new housing crisis.
Cities of the Future
July 5, 2016, 6am PDT
San Antonio provides a case study of the difficult politics of funding affordable housing measures.
San Antonio Express News
June 26, 2016, 11am PDT
Last week the Los Angeles City Council and Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved housing initiatives. "Build Better LA" requires large developments to have affordable units. Silicon Valley voters will vote on a $950 million housing bond.
Planetizen
June 23, 2016, 9am PDT
Faced with increasing numbers of residents more than 50 percent of their income on housing costs, the mayor of New Orleans has announced his intentions to build or preserve 7,500 affordable units by 2021.
Gambit
June 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
Good jobs, affordable housing, and quality of life rarely come in a total package. In fact, according to new analysis from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, only three cities in the United States combine all three.
Gizmodo
June 10, 2016, 9am PDT
As cities around the U.S. scramble to figure out how to address the housing affordability crisis, one of them has now leaned on the benevolence of what some consider the least benevolent of them all.
Shelterforce/Rooflines