Housing

10 hours ago
You might have been waiting for this article, and its many revelations about life inside the Department of Housing and urban Development, since January or November.
New York
12 hours ago
San Jose officials are having a hard time finding a neighborhood that will welcome an innovative approach to housing the local homeless population.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
A new study details the locations where homeowners are likely to be "equity rich" or underwater. Homeowners in western states are more likely to be equity rich, but many homeowners are still recovering from the Great Recession.
Globe St
Yesterday
SB 35 (Wiener) and AB 199 (Chu) make it more costly to build housing by requiring prevailing wages where applicable, pleasing construction unions but making affordable housing less affordable, opines CALmatters political columnist, Dan Walters.
CALmatters
3 days ago
Forty years ago, the Bronx was burning. But now gentrification is well underway, and one big developer is encountering pushback. Holding a "Bronx is burning" promo event probably didn't help.
NPR Cities Project
3 days ago
Danish firm COBE redesigned a former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen into a 17-storey residential apartment building with 38 units of varying sizes.
Treehugger
3 days ago
Recently, the Department of Justice announced it would investigate college affirmative action programs for discrimination against whites. More recently, HUD announced that it was suspending an Obama-era rule meant to prevent segregation.
UrbDeZine
4 days ago
A new pilot project doesn't have the funding to upend the housing market in one of the most expensive markets in the country, but it does set a precedent of support for new housing models.
Curbed Los Angeles
5 days ago
Planning is only one ingredient of the cocktail that produces new housing, but planning should bear in mind all the other factors influencing the process. Vancouver and Seattle provide case studies and sharp contrasts in housing outcomes.
Sightline Institute
August 14, 2017, 11am PDT
Los Angeles Magazine provided Los Angeles Director of City Planning Vince Bertoni an opportunity to speak in his own words on the ways planners are preparing for the future.
Los Angeles Magazine
August 14, 2017, 10am PDT
The 2017 "Worst Case Housing Needs" report paints a dire picture of the nation's low-income housing options, as the Trump Administration proposes drastic cuts to federal housing programs.
The Washington Post
August 14, 2017, 7am PDT
Three bills at the top of the Democratic leadership's housing agenda will have little impact on the state's chronic housing shortage according to multiple analyses, and wouldn't affect the outcome of a Bay Area mega-development controversy.
Los Angeles Times
August 13, 2017, 11am PDT
The size of the gap between wages and the cost of rent is growing, and spreading. For renters, every corner of the country's housing market is in crisis.
CityLab
August 11, 2017, 11am PDT
National organizations are mobilizing around housing as a human right.
Right to the City
August 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Twin Cities provide a case study for the role of the housing market in regional employment markets.
Urban Land Magazine
August 10, 2017, 6am PDT
An analysis of trends in energy-efficiency improvements reveals the success of policies enacted during the previous decades.
Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies
August 10, 2017, 5am PDT
There are two fundamental flaws with the emergent "YIMBY" approach to planning and development politics, according to this article in an influential magazine of the American left.
Jacobin
August 9, 2017, 1pm PDT
A new city report provides data on the number of affordable housing units built in the city of Boston as a result of the Inclusionary Development Policy.
The Boston Globe
August 9, 2017, 8am PDT
Zoning and red tape gets a bad wrap in arguments that blame the housing crisis on a lack of housing supply. Another narrative credits a shortage of construction workers on the lack of housing supply in the country.
The Wall Street Journal
August 8, 2017, 9am PDT
Walkable urban neighborhoods tend to have more expensive housing but cheaper transport. By shifting spending from vehicles to housing a typical household can build a million dollars in additional equity by choosing a Smart Growth location.
Public Square