Affordable Housing

April 28, 2015, 7am PDT
With redevelopment funding no longer an option, South San Francisco and other cities increasingly are looking to a community benefits platform, according to Murtaza Baxamusa, a planner and urban planning professor.
UrbDeZine
April 26, 2015, 5am PDT
Joel Kotkin recently waded into the conversation about that it will take to return Legacy Cities into the prosperity of former years.
The Plain Dealer
April 24, 2015, 12pm PDT
By a vote split (nearly) down the party line, the Oregon House passed a bill to end state restrictions on inclusionary zoning. Municipalities may soon be able to require below-market pricing.
Bike Portland
April 23, 2015, 5am PDT
An op-ed in the Boston Globe argues that the endless negotiations over new residential developments—including over the inclusion of affordable housing units—hurts the city's housing market.
Boston Globe
Blog post
April 21, 2015, 12pm PDT
Does apartment-sharing reduce regional housing supply? Probably not very much.
Michael Lewyn
April 15, 2015, 10am PDT
While rates of homelessness drop elsewhere, tents and cardboard are becoming a very regular sight in Seattle. New wealth and newly unaffordable housing may be twin culprits.
NPR
April 11, 2015, 11am PDT
In a complex saga involving the MTA, an 88-year-old tower, and a planned 77-story apartment behemoth, affordable housing may be first to fall by the wayside.
New York Times
April 10, 2015, 12pm PDT
Frank Chiachiere provides some advice on how Seattle can achieve its ambitious goals for affordable housing over the next decade: build transit to places where land is less expensive.
Seattle Transit Blog
March 29, 2015, 11am PDT
Los Angeles home prices have long since skyrocketed above median income. A report by the Legislative Analyst's Office shows how difficult it would be to build L.A. out of its predicament.
Curbed LA
March 27, 2015, 1pm PDT
An op-ed by Carol Weisbrod, chairman of the NYC Planning Commission, makes the case for the de Blasio Administration's zoning policy as the key mechanism in its housing policy.
New York Daily News
March 27, 2015, 11am PDT
VA home loan guaranties and community land trusts are perfect partners—but not everyone knows that yet.
Shelterforce
March 26, 2015, 10am PDT
San Francisco has two problems: lack of affordability and lack of space. To alleviate this problem, Oakland is now offering to allow S.F. residents who qualify for affordable housing to move across the Bay.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 25, 2015, 5am PDT
Crain's New York Business examines recent statements by New York Planning Commission Chair Carl Weisbrod about the need for federal support if New York is to hit its affordable housing targets.
Crain's New York Business
March 16, 2015, 10am PDT
As affordable housing and its related challenges—gentrification, preservation, and displacement, for example—become more challenging in Nashville, candidates in the city's 2015 race must take a stand on the issue or risk alienating voters.
The Tennessean
March 10, 2015, 2pm PDT
The New York Department of City Planning is working on an overhaul of its parking requirements with the potential to impact hundreds of developments.
Capital New York
March 7, 2015, 7am PST
A new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota identifies the consequences of Twin Cities affordable housing policy: deepening racial and economic segregation.
MinnPost
March 2, 2015, 8am PST
The Urban Land Institute just rolled out How Housing Matters, an online portal for news, research, infographics, and multimedia examining how housing affects community health.
Architect Magazine
March 2, 2015, 7am PST
The recent glut of luxury development, gentrification, and high rents has been frequently condemned. But what factors affecting affordability might that discussion miss?
New York YIMBY
February 27, 2015, 11am PST
Nashville often gets left out of the national conversation about housing affordability and displacement. The challenge, however, has led the city's planning department to launch an effort to develop an inclusionary zoning policy for the Music City.
The Tenessean
February 23, 2015, 7am PST
The 200-acre operational rail yard is the largest of six affordable housing sites that Mayor Bill de Blasio targeted for development. He hopes to build more than 11,000 units of affordable housing there, but Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is not on board.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region