Affordable Housing

Baltimore's housing stock is relatively accessible compared to many other cities on the East Coast, yet deeply ingrained issues of inequality still plague the potential for homeownership to assist in the city's recovery.
2 days ago   The Atlantic
Drawing on a distinction between equality and equity, Rick Jacobus argues that so-called 'poor doors' are a necessary compromise to promote affordable housing and neighborhood integration.
Oct 29, 2015   Rooflines
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Throughout the United States, rents (and in some cases housing prices) have been skyrocketing over the past several years. Blog Post
Oct 27, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
The latest city to implement mandatory inclusionary zoning: Portland, Maine. The City Council decision contradicted the Planning Board's recommendation.
Oct 22, 2015   Portland Press Herald
Affordable housing advocates are pushing the city to use underutilized city owned property to build more housing, but it doesn't always pencil out.
Oct 21, 2015   Seattle Times
A decision about how to fund the city of Portland's approach to a worsening affordable housing problem has taken longer than expected.
Oct 19, 2015   The Oregonian
Current housing policies at the local and national level have tried to make housing more affordable while at the same time increasing the value of homes, recognizing them as a personal investment.
Oct 18, 2015   City Observatory City Commentary
This favorable profile of Jack McCullough, a Seattle lawyer representing developers, highlights his role as a deal-maker. Recent agreements between his clients and Mayor Ed Murray may preserve a path forward for affordable housing.
Oct 16, 2015   The Seattle Times
AB 744, a bill which requires no more than one parking space be provided for every two units of affordable and senior housing proximate to transit, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 9.
Oct 14, 2015   Smart Growth America
Millennials in the Bay Area are feeling priced out, and may bolt if they can't find housing they can afford.
Oct 11, 2015   Next City
The Emerald City's affordable housing difficulties mirror those of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and others: too much demand and too few resources.
Oct 3, 2015   Crosscut