Affordability

SPUR didn't give a grade to the Bay Area on housing affordability in its most recent issue of The Urbanist, but it does provide a thorough overview of the current and ongoing efforts to make housing more affordable in the region.
Dec 20, 2014   The Urbanist
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 Blog Post
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
This is the third in a series of columns that respond to recent claims by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) that smart growth Blog Post
Sep 5, 2011   By Todd Litman
The Bronx is slowly shedding its negative image as it boasts a job growth that is outpacing the entire New York City, and the fastest wage increases than any other borough in the city, reports Daniel Massey for Crain's New York Business.
Jul 28, 2011   Crain's New York Business
Housing activists in Vancouver are criticizing the city for only offering a small portion of the Olympic Village built for the 2010 Winter Olympics as affordable housing.
Dec 29, 2010   Straight
Nature writer David Oates embeds himself in green, urban Portland and finds much to like about the green city movement but also much room for improvement.
Jun 5, 2010   Orion
This article looks at the five metro areas with the most affordable housing options, and the five with the least affordable options.
Feb 24, 2010   CNN Money