Scott James reports on the ironic application of rent control laws in San Francisco, which results in people of relatively modest means subsidizing the housing of the extraordinarily wealthy.
Feb 19, 2012 The Bay Citizen
Sarah Laskow reports on a new study by the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) that seeks to rethink how affordable housing is defined to incorporate transportation costs.
Feb 7, 2012 Good
As developers across the country increasingly recognize the market advantages of redevelopment oriented around transit, and property values rise in response, hundreds of thousands of units of affordable housing are at risk.
Feb 5, 2012 Shelterforce
Scott Doyon argues for a stripped-down, back-to-basics 'punk rock' approach to urban growth and development to replace the 'rock and roll' excesses of planning during the housing boom; and he profiles the new innovators who are doing just that.
Feb 5, 2012 PlaceShakers
Ron Nyren examines the various types of projects that will be negatively impacted by California's decision to abandon redevelopment.
Jan 20, 2012 Urban Land
The commonwealth's nonprofit affordable housing developers are outgreening their market-rate peers, bringing green building up to scale statewide.
Jan 20, 2012 Shelterforce
An innovative tenants-rights organization in Boston combines community activism and financial backing to force banks to sell foreclosed homes back to the previous owners.
Jan 8, 2012 Shelterforce
Affordable housing advocates find that green building techniques result in higher-quality construction -- and often with costs comparable to traditional building techniques.
Jan 7, 2012 Shelterforce
Low-income residents of the Upper 9th Ward in New Orleans have lived alongside a potentially lethal legacy of federal policy decisions -- and on top of a 95-acre municipal dump.
Jan 5, 2012 City Limits
The continuing recession and housing crisis are being further decimated by federal cuts to housing aid, according to The Nation.
Jan 1, 2012 The Nation