With Los Angeles embarking on the "largest transit expansion in the United States," a new report looks at ways the city can preserve critical affordable housing in areas ripe for transit-oriented economic development.
Jun 13, 2012 Better! Cities & Towns
Scattered-site rental management is something nonprofits have long found to be a challenge. But there are ways of pulling it off, and those who have done it tell Shelterforce how, and why it’s worth it.
Jun 9, 2012 Shelterforce Magazine
Twitter’s move into San Francisco this month is part of a new trend of tech companies setting up in the city, causing rents to skyrocket, and forcing lower-income residents out.
Jun 7, 2012 The New York Times
In the first part of a series examining the failure of Portland-area fair housing, Brad Schmidt explains how a region that prides itself on its progressive values and openness to diversity is "harboring a form of institutionalized racial inequity."
Jun 5, 2012 The Oregonian
The sale of distressed mortgages is far less publicized than talk of the market for foreclosed properties. But these loans are being actively traded—in 2011 this activity included 149,000 loans which translates to roughly $26 billion in trades.
May 27, 2012 Shelterforce Magazine
Norimitsu Onishi describes a feud ripe for the pages of a Hollywood script, between movie mogul George Lucas and his wealthy neighbors over his plans to build affordable housing in Marin County.
May 25, 2012 The New York Times
John Wildermuth discusses San Francisco's bounce back from a tremendous slowdown in new housing construction last year.
May 23, 2012 City Insider
In a city that survived the recession better than most, efforts to meet the demand for upscale housing will "change the face of the city for decades to come," reports Annys Shin.
May 7, 2012 The Washington Post
Reflecting trends likely to effect many cities in the coming years and decades, Magdalena Wegrzyn reports on the growing need for affordable housing for seniors in the City of Longmont, 30 miles outside of Denver.
May 3, 2012 The Denver Post
Nate Berg examines new research linking restrictive land use regulations to academically stratified neighborhoods.
Apr 21, 2012 The Atlantic Cities