housing affordability

Aaron M. Renn has written a scathing review of the state of affairs in Rhode Island, which he describes as a result of decades of unfettered "blue state" policies.
Jun 10, 2014   City Journal
Boston is experiencing a period of brisk residential construction—most of which will enter the luxury market. New Mayor Martin Walsh has set the creation of middle class housing as a top priority for the city.
May 28, 2014   Boston Globe
The Google Bus protests got the media’s attention, and the Ellis Act has politicians' attention, but the Bay Area’s current tech-housing-gentrification crisis is a big, complicated mess.
Apr 16, 2014   TechCrunch
In a recent blog, Focusing on People, Not Sprawl, Wendell Cox argues that smart growth policies lead to housing inaffordability. Opinion
Apr 14, 2014   By Todd Litman
As coastal real estate markets—especially in California—grow more expensive, it’s harder for teachers to afford a home. A recent article breaks down the affordability of homes for teachers around the country.
Mar 18, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
A recent report from the National Housing Conference has moderately good news about the housing market—in many states, the number of working households “severely cost-burdened” by the cost of housing dipped slightly in 2012.
Feb 21, 2014   Governing
Mayor Bill de Blasio recently chose his leadership team to spearhead the goal of creating or preserving 200,000 units of affordable housing in New York City. Opinion
Feb 20, 2014   By Edward Poteat
Low-income Canadians who depend on subsidized housing will face uncertainty in the coming years as federal funding agreements come to a close. Ottawa has, as of yet, no plans to renew them.
Dec 16, 2013   The Globe and Mail
New research by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) indicates that the percentage of average household income required to cover home payments has increased in the last two quarters as a result of both higher prices and interest rates.
Nov 30, 2013   The Huffington Post
As housing (un)affordability continues to plague Canada’s big cities, some would-be city dwellers are looking to the suburbs to meet the budget. Using a hypothetical Toronto couple as its basis, number-crunching suggests little long-term savings.
Oct 11, 2013   The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
OPB investigates the flood of new apartment buildings going up in downtown Portland and finds that two-thirds lack any motor vehicle parking - which is great for renters without cars seeking affordable housing, but can anger the neighbors.
Aug 19, 2012   Oregon Public Broadcasting