Homeownership

Los Angeles home prices have long since skyrocketed above median income. A report by the Legislative Analyst's Office shows how difficult it would be to build L.A. out of its predicament.
2 days ago   Curbed LA
Big, diverse, and a little bit different, the Millennial generation is often cast as the solution to—or the cause of—many of America’s housing challenges.
Jan 24, 2015   Rooflines
A few weeks ago, Alan Mallach asked the question, "do urban neighborhoods need homeowners?" Tony Roshan Samara challenges his answer.
Dec 23, 2014   Rooflines
Alan Mallach describes the decline of and need for homeownership in urban neighborhoods.
Dec 2, 2014   Shelterforce/Rooflines
A snarky post written for The Atlantic identifies a forgotten culprit in the country's dropping homeownership rates: Generation X.
Oct 29, 2014   The Atlantic
New Haven recently launched a campaign called RE: New Haven in the hopes of increasing the city’s homeownership rate. Will the incentive-backed, multimedia approach work in increasing residents' stake in the community?
May 14, 2014   Next City
A recent article on PlannersWeb acts as a kind of playbook for building public support for affordable housing projects.
Apr 14, 2014   PlannersWeb
In the United States, homeownership has long been touted as a sign of personal success and national prosperity. But a comparison of homeownership levels to economic health across 41 countries shows an inverse correlation.
Sep 17, 2013   The Atlantic Cities
Tight housing inventories, rising prices, and conservative mortgage lenders are preventing many would-be homeowners from buying their piece of the 'American Dream'. Michelle Higgins explains why this may actually be a good thing.
Jul 15, 2013   The New York Times
A new study by two professors from University of Warwick in England suggests that higher homeownership levels correlate to higher unemployment, a finding contrary to long-held beliefs in the unmitigated benefits of owning a home.
May 11, 2013   The New York Times
A new survey has revealed that the housing bust has taken a toll on the fabled "American Dream," with the majority of respondents asserting that policies should be directed "to encourage rentals equally as much as home purchases."
Apr 4, 2013   Los Angeles Times