Affordable Housing

June 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
Good jobs, affordable housing, and quality of life rarely come in a total package. In fact, according to new analysis from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, only three cities in the United States combine all three.
Gizmodo
June 10, 2016, 9am PDT
As cities around the U.S. scramble to figure out how to address the housing affordability crisis, one of them has now leaned on the benevolence of what some consider the least benevolent of them all.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
June 10, 2016, 7am PDT
City officials in Philadelphia are scrambling to deal with the fallout after a developer suddenly backed out of a deal that allowed additional height in exchange for affordable housing units for a 250-unit development near the Delaware River.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 9, 2016, 11am PDT
A regional measure to tax all property owners in the 9-county Bay Area to adapt to sea level rise passes; S.F. voters support raising the affordable housing bar; Richmond voters reject ballot-box planning; San José approves sales tax increase.
Planetizen
June 7, 2016, 9am PDT
Parking guru Donald Shoup writes in the current issue of Access magazine that parking is a "good servant but a poor master" meaning that parking should be friendly but not subsidized.
Access Magazine
June 1, 2016, 11am PDT
Now that tech companies have "discovered" Portland, Oregon, longtime residents question whether the progressive city has done enough to protect them from displacement. Sound familiar?
The Atlantic
May 31, 2016, 1pm PDT
Two new reports, and one older one, assign unequal significance of the ability of new market rate housing to filter older housing into affordability.
East Bay Express
May 31, 2016, 7am PDT
As is so often the case worldwide, many Parisians live in communities distinguished by class. The city government wants to change that by inserting thousands of public housing units in wealthy central districts.
CityLab
Blog post
May 23, 2016, 2pm PDT
Reviewing Governor Jerry Brown's recent proposed legislation to permit projects that provide affordable housing to be approved as-of-right.
Reuben Duarte
May 18, 2016, 8am PDT
Rather than devoting more funds for affordable housing, California Governor Jerry Brown is supporting streamlined regulations, mandated by the state and enacted at the local level .
Los Angeles Times
May 12, 2016, 2pm PDT
In June, San Francisco voters will consider a ballot initiative that will raise the affordable housing requirement of the city's inclusionary zoning from 12 to 25 percent. Even housing advocates are concerned Proposition C might go too far.
CityLab
May 11, 2016, 6am PDT
Newly elected Mayor Sadiq Khan created a housing manifesto while on the campaign trail. Its support of affordable housing development would be unique on this side of the pond.
BBC
May 2, 2016, 6am PDT
Mobility Lab tackles the challenges of building affordable housing near transit (i.e., transit-oriented affordable housing) by providing specific, real-world examples from cities and states.
Mobility Lab
April 30, 2016, 7am PDT
A critical component of the landmark and controversial Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) platform, announced first in July 2015.
The Seattle Times
April 27, 2016, 2pm PDT
A grassroots housing plan in Baltimore would keep control over neighborhood revitalization, and its benefits, in communities.
The Nation
April 22, 2016, 10am PDT
A booming-once-again tech sector and a rapidly increasing population in the Bay Area are aggravating a historically tight housing market. Preservation architect Jerri Holan looks at how Bay Area cities are dealing with the housing crunch.
UrbDeZine
April 19, 2016, 9am PDT
Many Maine communities have amended their zoning ordinances to allow accessory dwelling units, recognizing the benefits of this housing option.
Maine Association of Planners Front Page
April 16, 2016, 11am PDT
Los Angeles is moving toward creating a path to amnesty and affordability for habitable, but unpermitted residential units.
Los Angeles Times
April 8, 2016, 8am PDT
In a substantial part of the city, parking requirements will be eliminated for subsidized and senior housing.
StreetsBlog NYC
April 6, 2016, 7am PDT
The dangerous absurdity of building a national—or a community—to-do list around fear, resentment, and wishful thinking
PlaceShakers