Housing

11 hours ago
In the face of displacement and gentrification, residents of the Fruit Belt neighborhood of Buffalo, NY point to tech-giant Google's map service as one among many possible causes.
OneZero via Medium
Yesterday
Even as the city pursues new affordable housing, lax enforcement of rental regulations is leading to rising costs and evictions.
Crain's New York Business
Yesterday
The Cleveland City Council is considering legislation that would launch a process of re-examining the city's tax abatement program.
ideastream
Yesterday
People living in tiny homes drastically reduce their ecological footprints and make more sustainable lifestyle choices, research shows.
CityLab
Yesterday
A new book about unconventional suburbs challenges the perception that these were socially and racially homogenous places.
CityLab
2 days ago
Demand for housing in and around Seattle is way up—so much so that the region led the entire country in the number of apartments it has filled so far this year.
The Seattle Times
2 days ago
Reports of a new federal program designed to cut the waiting list for public housing was greeted incredulously from housing advocates this week.
CityLab
2 days ago
The San Diego City Council's Land Use and Housing Commission approved a density bonus program to provide incentives for developers to build middle- and low-income housing.
The San Diego Union Tribune
2 days ago
Minneapolis is realigning its affordable housing practices as the nationwide as the pressures of the housing affordability crisis increase.
MinnPost
3 days ago
Inglewood had fallen on hard times, but then plans for a massive sports and entertainment complex came along. While the city’s future is poised to change dramatically, the development is also displacing residents.
Los Angeles Times
3 days ago
Housing starts and permits are slowing nationwide. The current pace of construction would have been considered a trough in pre-recession economic cycles.
Marketwatch
4 days ago
Teachers can't afford to live in the neighborhoods where they teach in California—the biggest gap between teachers' wages and the cost of housing is found in the Bay Area.
EdSource
5 days ago
Officials hope that improving access to housing for people who use voucher programs will help prevent homelessness in the city.
LAist
5 days ago
Current Texas law grants state representatives significant power over whether affordable developments receive federal tax credits. Controversially, several representatives have proposed the reduction of their own authority in that regard.
Next City
5 days ago
Columbus approved an emergency allotment of capital improvement bond funding for housing, and the launch of an affordable housing strategy process.
WCBE
6 days ago
When it comes to identifying and repairing the underlying causes of gentrification, there's plenty of blame to go around.
City Observatory
6 days ago
Research published last year, and explained recently in the Harvard Business Review, measures the effect of Airbnb in the housing market, and goes a step further to explain the economics of that effect.
Harvard Business Review
April 16, 2019, 12pm PDT
Homebuyers are looking for locations with quality transit access in Los Angeles, and they're willing to pay more for the option having transit nearby.
Bloomberg
April 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
Neighborhood rezonings that disproportionately displace minority residents could violate the Fair Housing Act, advocates say.
Brooklyn Eagle
Blog post
April 14, 2019, 5am PDT
Defenders of suburban expansion argue that government should build more roads in order to open up more land for housing. What's wrong with that argument?
Michael Lewyn