Housing

1 hour ago
Ineffective in more way than one, San Diego's inclusionary zoning policy is under the microscope.
Voice of San Diego
Yesterday
The decision to rezone most of Vancouver to allow for duplexes could have consequences in this weekend's municipal election.
The Vancouver Sun
Yesterday
California gets most of the attention, but states all over the country are removing some of the vestiges of local control to help spur housing development, require affordable housing, and control the skyrocketing cost of housing.
Pew Stateline
2 days ago
Mayors from 15 cities in the Boston region want to add 185,000 new units by 2030 in response to the housing shortage driving up prices in the region.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
2 days ago
The Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) movement has take hold in the Twin Cities. Now ADUs are allowed all over the city of St. Paul.
Pioneer Press
3 days ago
You can pay off the mortgage, but you can never leave.
The New York Times
3 days ago
Over ten percent of housing units in Seattle are single-room units, a new high and the result of a shift in housing costs and trends in recent years.
The Seattle Times
4 days ago
A new report suggests that upzoning is not the silver bullet some had hoped it would be for housing prices.
Next City
4 days ago
An estimated 80-90 percent of short-term rentals could be outlawed if a proposed bill passes in Washington, D.C.
Greater Greater Washington
4 days ago
The Lower 9th Ward has been slow to return to its pre-Katrina state. A new program by the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority changes recovery strategy in the neighborhood.
The Advocate
5 days ago
More landlords are refusing Section 8 vouchers for housing, neither willing to deal with the federal bureaucracy nor to risk missing out on the peak windfall of an expansive rental market.
The New York Times
5 days ago
Code requirements for wind resistance vary substantially across Florida, with less stringent building requirements in areas of the Panhandle hit hard by Hurricane Michael.
The Miami Herald
6 days ago
A sizable former AT&T campus in suburban Chicago will be redeveloped into mixed-use, despite "sluggish" local leasing activity and the potential closure of Sears' nearby headquarters.
The Chicago Tribune
October 12, 2018, 11am PDT
In an opinion piece bemoaning the passage of legislation that gives the BART board new land use planning authority, BART Director Deborah Allen argues that planners won't make good directors because they lack independence.
East Bay Times
October 12, 2018, 8am PDT
The British firm Scape says it wants to spend $1 billion to build privately operated student housing in Boston. Unaffiliated with any one school, the concept is already popular in London.
The Boston Globe
October 12, 2018, 7am PDT
They're a good start. But compared to similar policies in cities like Portland and Vancouver, Seattle's new policies around accessory dwelling units may be lackluster.
The Urbanist
October 12, 2018, 5am PDT
Occupying a site where Ford once manufactured automobiles, the eco-friendly, mixed-income development seeks to add 3,800 units of housing over the next decade.
Twin Cities
October 11, 2018, 2pm PDT
TEXRail, a commuter rail line connecting Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to downtown Fort Worth, is scheduled to begin service in several months. With it has come a surge of investment in transit-oriented development.
Fort Worth Business Press
October 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
The city of Philadelphia released a document detailing its intentions around housing and related policies. The plan, which has been described as "ambitious," places a focus on equity.
PlanPhilly
October 11, 2018, 11am PDT
Los Angeles is grappling with the rising costs of building housing for homeless people. Rethinking the standard process is a way to save time and money.
Los Angeles Times