Housing Supply

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.
4 days ago   The Urbanist
While reading the Market Urbanism blog a few weeks ago, I noticed the following comment: “In cities with high rents and exclusivity, developers don't build low-income or affordable housing, they build to ma Opinion
Sep 17, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Jim Russell is again taking to the pulpit to dissent from the popular view that supply problems are causing housing affordability crises in cities like New York and San Francisco.
Aug 14, 2014   Pacific Standard
Robert Selna, a land use and real estate attorney, pens a letter to the editor arguing for Oakland to develop specific and aggressive housing development policies.
Jun 30, 2014   SFGate
The findings of the Housing Works survey, released earlier this month, suggest that the cost of housing is a pervasive concern among Americans, even if Americans aren't sure they support the kinds of measures necessary to improve the problem.
Jun 23, 2014   Governing
New data from the Houston Association of Realtors shows the end of an "unrelenting string of positive monthly home sales data." According to the Houston Chronicle, the group "attributed the decline to this area’s lack of housing inventory."
Jun 12, 2014   Houston Chronicle
A dissenting argument claims that the efforts of "affluent urban pioneers" to increase supply in the most desirable urban areas will do more harm than good.
Apr 29, 2014   The Corner Side Yard
Curtis Johnson details an unexpected trend in downtown Motor City, where a spike in housing demand may hint at the comeback promised in Chrysler's famed Superbowl ad.
Jul 7, 2012   Citiwire
Stephen Smith points to new economic research highlighting the dramatic effect of rent control on the value of nearby properties. Hint: it keeps prices down <em>everywhere</em>.
Jul 3, 2012   Market Urbanism
Recent figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show big growth in the Sun Belt of the Southwest. This piece from <em>The New York Times</em> looks into why.
Dec 30, 2010   The New York Times