An op-ed by Daniel Freedman explains how a legal spat over an 850-square-foot "granny flat" affected hundreds of units around Los Angeles. The city's attempt to rectify the problems with its second unit ordinance has encountered more resistance.
Responding to a housing crunch, Manhattan volunteers will count all abandoned properties in the city this weekend in an effort to utilize any and all buildings available. The count is aimed at identifying new sites for affordable housing.
NY's Village Voice publishes its non-scientific list of the 10 worst landlords in the city. The worst landlord will surprise you -- HUD. The story also includes "Apartments in Hell" -- photos from the very worst of the apartments.
Since 2002, the combination of falling incomes and rising rents has significantly increased the burden housing costs impose upon New York City's households, especially those earning less than 80% of the median income.
Wendell Cox weighs the true costs over the reported costs of creating a high speed train system for cities between San Diego and Sacramento. He offers opposition to a very expensive and likely underused project.
A young couple leaves a spacious, affordable Chicago apartment to live in a cramped East Village, Manhattan apartment. Slide show with audio and related article describe their old and new digs, as well as the arduous hunt for their new home.
According to NYC's Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the average rental price in the city is $1000. And that includes five boroughs and non-regulated apartments of all shapes and sizes.
While cities that have never suffered terrorism are receiving large increases in homeland security funding, New York City's allocation is being cut by 40 percent after faulty analysis omits reference to iconic sites, critics charge.