Affordable Housing

October 25, 2014, 9am PDT
In the fifth of his "place-decoding" series from France, Chuck Wolfe recalls how we carry with us the ability to mine pride from place, even in places that are, perhaps, least expected to shine.
The Huffington Post
October 13, 2014, 5am PDT
The October issue of Land Lines reveals the remarkable story of how an estimated one million people came to live in subterranean apartments in Beijing.
Land Lines
October 11, 2014, 9am PDT
The new 100-unit, $40-million Star Apartments opened in Skid Row earlier this week is part of Los Angeles County’s Housing for Health initiative to house 10,000 of the most vulnerable homeless people.
Los Angeles Times
October 4, 2014, 5am PDT
The housing market in NYC has seen a 98.5 percent increase in luxury condo construction since last year. Market experts are concerned there is not enough demand to meet supply, causing developers to build upper to middle-income housing instead.
New York Times
September 25, 2014, 8am PDT
While the neighborhoods on northern segments of the Atlanta's BeltLine has received 94 percent of funding invested towards parks and trails, segments to the south have received 86 percent of affordable housing investments.
SaportaReport
Blog post
September 17, 2014, 5am PDT
Even if new housing is expensive, it can reduce overall housing prices by causing existing units to become more affordable.
Michael Lewyn
September 15, 2014, 2pm PDT
The "9x18" proposal by the Institute for Public Architecture provides a lesson in the relationship between parking requirements and the cost of housing.
New York Times
September 3, 2014, 5am PDT
A new study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University and the AARP Foundation has produced a pile of data on the country's aging population and its implications for housing and planning policy.
Harvard University Gazette
August 31, 2014, 9am PDT
The New York Times editorial board has published on op-ed in support of Mayor Bill de Blasio's ambitious targets for affordable housing in New York City over the next ten years.
New York Times
August 24, 2014, 11am PDT
Despite a contractual obligation, Hoyt Street Properties under-built 258 affordable housing units in Portland's Pearl District. The city has to react.
The Oregonian
August 22, 2014, 12pm PDT
A new study confirmed that the average Los Angeles renter allocates 47 percent of their paycheck towards rent.
KPCC
August 14, 2014, 12pm PDT
“We were drawn to CLTs not just as a technical model, but because they provide the opportunity for residents—including renters—to actually have control over their homes and communities,” says Tony Romano, the Right to the City's organizing director.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
August 5, 2014, 6am PDT
Housing shortages are news in San Francisco and North Dakota, even if for different reasons. But parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania are facing the tough policy questions from their own, less documented fracking boom.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Blog post
August 4, 2014, 6am PDT
While Oakland is by no means an easy place to develop real estate, the often maligned East Bay city of over 400,000 residents may very well be the Bay Area’s best place to embrace much-needed development.
Reuben Duarte
August 3, 2014, 9am PDT
Before San Diego adopts a proposal to continue redevelopment using profit-based concepts, it should pause to consider the perils, argues Murtaza H. Baxamusa, an affordable housing developer and planning professor.
UrbDeZine
July 30, 2014, 10am PDT
Housing 120 units, the first net-zero energy transit-oriented development complex in South Sacramento will feature a rooftop farm and resident-run onsite bicycle repair.
Sacramento Bee
July 28, 2014, 2pm PDT
In the new normal, an affordable lifestyle is suddenly of interest to a larger circle of us. Here's what some interesting innovators are doing about it, between now and when our politics and legal structure fully align with our needs.
PlaceShakers
July 23, 2014, 7am PDT
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.
The Washington Post
July 22, 2014, 10am PDT
A new report by Enterprise Community Partners provides a literature review of research about the effects of stable and affordable housing.
HousingWire
July 17, 2014, 1pm PDT
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.
California Planning & Development Repot