Affordability

Jed Kolko presents the findings of a study that examines the available stock of housing available to those earning the median income around the country in different cities around the country.
May 15, 2014   Trulia Trends Blog
For professional-class workers with annual household incomes in the top income quintile, New York is a comparatively affordable place. A recent study attributes lower costs to competition between businesses that cater to upper-income people.
Apr 24, 2013   The New York Times
What do transportation system users consider to be the most important problem? Here’s a hint: it’s not traffic congestion. Opinion
Feb 25, 2013   By Todd Litman
Richard Blackwell examines the foundations of Canada's housing "affordability crisis," in which prices have doubled over the last decade due to low rates and easy mortgage terms.
Jan 2, 2013   The Globe and Mail
As the Sandy clean-up gets underway, could this be an opportunity for the Eastern Seaboard to apply some of the rebuilding lessons learned along the Gulf Coast after Katrina? Ben Brown shares some pointers.
Nov 6, 2012   PlaceShakers
Russian oligarchs and Brazilian expats may be its most prominent residents, but Miami does have a middle-class. But a new study shows they aren't exactly thriving. In fact, Miami is the toughest city in the nation to be a middle-class resident.
Oct 22, 2012   New Times Miami Blog
Katie Pearce discusses the surprising findings of a new study from the Center for Housing Policy and the Center for Neighborhood Technology that evaluates why it can be more affordable to live in an “expensive” city.
Oct 21, 2012   Streetsblog D.C.
A recent paper by Harvard economists Daniel Shoag and Peter Ganong titled, Why Has Opinion
Jul 26, 2012   By Todd Litman
The Bay State is terrific at attracting the leading young minds from around to world to its prestigious institutions of higher education. But when those students graduate, high housing prices are forcing them out of the state, writes Edward Glaeser.
Jun 19, 2012   The Boston Globe
$1,000 a month in rent in New York City is a steal - but this apartment is only 100 sq. ft. Curbed rounds up a number of unbelievably tiny rentals in hot markets from Chicago to Reading, Ohio.
Nov 12, 2011   Curbed
In this post, John Keith suggests five methods to help Boston be more affordable to live in, including striking out the city's affordable housing program altogether.
Nov 10, 2011   CharlestownPatch