Unlike the message of an annoying commercial, bigger may not be better in the real estate market. Residential developers in Washington D.C. have found that millennials like small studios, or micro-units, provided the spaces are well designed.
Jul 23, 2014 The Washington Post
A new report by Enterprise Community Partners provides a literature review of research about the effects of stable and affordable housing.
Jul 22, 2014 HousingWire
California's Strategic Growth Council has begun to shape the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities program around its new allocations of cap-and-trade funds. The first key public meeting on creating the program was July 10.
Jul 17, 2014 California Planning & Development Repot
Jonathan Walters shares news of a new study out of Johns Hopkins University finding a connection between affordable housing and the intellectual ability of children. Spend more, or less, than 30 percent on housing, and intellectual ability suffers.
Jul 17, 2014 Governing
"A DC Council committee voted…to require developers to include affordable housing any time they buy land from the city for residential development," reports Jenny Reed.
Jul 15, 2014 DC Fiscal Policy Institute
Northern California is no stranger to debates about redevelopment, displacement, and the proper mix of affordable and market-rate housing—but this time the setting for these stories is in the state capital of Sacramento.
Jul 11, 2014 Next City
Ryan Hutchins reports on the details of a recent negotiation between Helen Rosenthal, Upper West Side City Council representative, and the developer of a 1,000-unit residential project in Hell's Kitchen.
Jul 3, 2014 Capital New York
I have been involved in affordable housing for nearly two decades, and most of my career has been spent in New York City. The creation of affordable housing has been a focus of various municipal administrations since the 1970s. Opinion
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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
The New York City Rent Guidelines Board is one of the few ways Mayor Bill de Blasio can influence the price of housing in the city. All sides came away wanting when the board approved a historically low increase.
Jun 24, 2014 New York Times