Affordable Housing

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.
6 days ago   Crosscut
Seattle's recent Housing and Livability Agenda (HALA) recommendations have created a sensational dialogue about zoning, affordability and neighborhood change. Chuck Wolfe explains how this may create an unprecedented basis for consensus in the city.
Aug 9, 2015   Crosscut
A term you need to know.
Aug 8, 2015   New York Magazine
Blog Post
In an excellent blog post, Reuben Duarte explained that many big-city zoning disputes involve a conflict of visions: a "preservation camp" favors preserving neighborhood character at all costs, while an "affordability camp" favors construction of Blog Post
Aug 5, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
Urban planning is front in center in Nashville, with a general plan update underway and a mayoral election looming on August 6. One candidate took to the editorial pages of The Tennessean to lay out a housing and transit agenda.
Aug 4, 2015   The Tennessean
Blog Post
If you haven't noticed, the debate over how to address housing affordability and preservation has been contentious and political for quite some time. Late last month, however…Shit. Got. Real. Blog Post
Aug 4, 2015   By Reuben Duarte
A housing development in Houston's Near Northside has made a remarkable commitment to developing affordable units to populations at-risk of being pushed out by gentrification.
Jul 23, 2015   The Urban Edge
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A few months ago, I blogged about the impact of Airbnb on rents for traditional month-to-month or year-to-year tenancies. Blog Post
Jul 21, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
The chair of the Community Development Trust makes the case for the new potential of private sector investments in affordable housing.
Jul 18, 2015   American Banker
To fix California’s housing crisis, a statewide mandate is needed that requires 20 percent of all new housing, rental units, and those for sale be set aside for low-income families, according to affordable housing developer Murtaza H. Baxamusa.
Jul 17, 2015   UrbDeZine
A bill to reduce parking minimums for residential or mixed-use developments that include affordable units passed a key Senate committee. AB 744 amends the state's density bonus law, itself controversial, that incentivizes building affordable housing.
Jul 16, 2015   Streetsblog California