Affordable Housing

The market for luxury apartment rentals is booming; the market for affordable rentals is not.
Nov 19, 2015   The Atlantic
More raw housing stock is only the first step. Without comprehensive transit, the value of density can't extend beyond the city center.
Jun 22, 2015   Grist
Exploring the persistence of racial segregation as a result of U.S. housing policies—policies intended to break patterns of segregation, not reproduce them.
Jun 10, 2015   The Atlantic
The city of Seattle has a stated goal of creating 30,000 new market rate housing units and 20,000 new or newly rent-restricted units in the city in the next 10 years. How to do so is the question currently before local officials.
Jun 10, 2015   The Seattle Times
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"Ask the Ethicist" allows planners to pose tough questions regarding ethical practices in planning to our resident expert: Carol D. Blog Post
May 28, 2015   By Carol Barrett
Mayor Bill De Blasio released an aggressive and likely contentious plan to fund the New York Housing Authority, which is currently sitting on $16 billion in needed maintenance work.
May 20, 2015   The New York Times
Aaron Wiener interviews Polly Donaldson—the recently hired head the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) in Washington, D.C.—about her strategies for improving housing in the Nation's Capital.
May 16, 2015   Washington City Paper
Has George Lucas discovered the ultimate anti-NIMBY weapon? Hint: It's not a lightsaber
May 6, 2015   Rooflines
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May 4, 2015   By Todd Litman
For all the discussion about affordable housing at the APA National Conference in Seattle last week, clear solutions have yet to emerge. Polycentric regional planning is one long-term goal.
Apr 28, 2015   CityLab
Census Bureau data indicates that the shift to Sun Belt suburbs is still the majority preference. Turns out warmth, jobs, and affordable housing are a powerful triumvirate.
Apr 28, 2015   The New York Times