Housing

Yesterday
In cities like Prague and London, tourists can take tours guided by homeless guides.
The Guardian
2 days ago
Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan has expressed concerns that seldom-used churches aren’t paying taxes, take up valuable land, and would be better used to build housing for the Black community.
Miami Herald
4 days ago
Housing prices have increased 33 percent compared to the previous year in Toronto, and now the provincial government is snapping into action.
The Toronto Star
4 days ago
Trevor McNeil and his wife make a little too much for their family of five to be eligible for low income subsidies. If one of them were to quit their job, they fear they wouldn't be able to afford the lifestyle they want to live.
The Bay City Beacon
4 days ago
Troop 6000 makes their home in a Sleep Inn in Queens that the city of New York is using as a temporary homeless shelter.
The New York Times
5 days ago
Opponents of development often cast themselves as opponents of developers, whom they see as greedy and exploitative. But demonization does no good when developers—profit and all—are a crucial part of city-building.
California Planning & Development Report
5 days ago
Richard Florida calls for the use of the term "New Urban Luddites" to describe the embedded interests that obstruct the growth of cities. The consequences of New Urban Luddite politics, according to Florida, are too severe for such an innocuous term.
CityLab
6 days ago
In a move that will restrict the building envelope of residential properties, the Washington, D.C. Zoning Commission approved limitations to the construction of rear additions.
Greater Greater Washington
April 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
On the one hand, the city of Portland is facing pressure to add new housing and development to meet the needs of a growing population and an expensive real estate market. On the other hand, change is never easy.
Portland Tribune
April 17, 2017, 1pm PDT
The last time the San Francisco Bay Area got together to set a regional agenda on housing and transportation, the Sierra Club and the Tea Party teamed up to oppose the Plan Bay Area. A draft of the new Plan Bay Area 2040 hopes to avoid the drama.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 16, 2017, 9am PDT
A large swatch of downtown and an adjacent neighborhood can develop taller and denser after the Seattle City Council approved zoning changes this week.
The Seattle Times
April 15, 2017, 7am PDT
Homeowners groups use their influence to extract payments and concessions in Los Angeles.
LA Weekly
April 13, 2017, 8am PDT
Seeing "No Matter Where You're From" signs in liberal-leaning towns makes me both smile and cringe. Why? Because I know the tolerant message belies the real feelings many have towards neighbors, not from other countries, but "other" neighborhoods.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
April 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
Housing experts have been reading and passing around "Evicted," by Matthew Desmond, since its release last year. Now the book has won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction.
Slate
April 10, 2017, 10am PDT
Kenneth R. Harney reports on the possibility that lawmakers in Washington, D.C. could target the mortgage interest deduction as part of a Republican tax reform plan.
The Washington Post
April 9, 2017, 9am PDT
Memphis hopes its coordinated action plan on blight can be a model for cities nationwide.
How Housing Matters
April 9, 2017, 7am PDT
Chicago has long struggled with segregation and great disparities between neighborhoods; to understand what's happening in its property markets, the city must be explored on a neighborhood level.
Chicago Magazine
April 9, 2017, 5am PDT
Non-profit developers are joining forces to increase their buying power in the pricey New York housing market.
Next City
April 8, 2017, 11am PDT
Judging from a statistical analysis by Redfin, there is in fact a positive correlation between home values and transit access. But that only applies in areas where transit and walking are already common modes.
City Observatory
April 8, 2017, 9am PDT
If California is going to meet the new, steep emissions reductions required by a law passed last September, one of the most effective strategies will be to promote infill housing, according to a new report from University of California at Berkeley.
Builder