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18 min ago
A new UCLA report predicts a grim future for renters in Los Angeles. The report, the first issue published in a new journal dedicated to housing and the coronavirus, spells out what government officials must do to offset and prevent further damage.
UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy
4 days ago
Covid-19 deaths track closely to the discriminatory boundaries set by housing lenders, sponsored by the government, in the 20th century.
The Conversation
4 days ago
The Center for Community progress offers advice on effective code enforcement during a time of extreme economic duress.
Center for Community Progress
5 days ago
Facing the potential for accessory dwelling units to win swift legalization in Chicago inspires one columnist to push back.
Chicago Tribune
6 days ago
The Emergency Relief for Affordable Multifamily Properties Program is designed to keep multi-family property owners from entering default.
Next City
May 26, 2020, 8am PDT
Heretofore, the question was never if, but when, the nation's most populous state would reach 40 million.
CALmatters
May 21, 2020, 10am PDT
A proposal for the development of a mass timber high-rise in First Hill is under community review in Seattle. The project, which adjusted plans to add an additional 6 floors, proposes the tallest mass timber building in Seattle.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
May 21, 2020, 9am PDT
A few months ago, it seemed that a large group of renters in Minneapolis would be forced from their homes as the economic effects of the pandemic hit. Now these residents will own their forms in a city-supported cooperative.
Minnesota Reformer
May 21, 2020, 6am PDT
Chicago residents will have the option of building coach houses or convection units if a new law passes as written through the Chicago City Council.
Chicago Cityscape
May 20, 2020, 7am PDT
Findings from graduating doctoral students undertaking urban-related research.
Penn IUR Urban Link
May 20, 2020, 5am PDT
A planned development made possible by a ground lease with the county could add over a thousands mixed income units to the housing market in Miami.
Miami Herald
May 19, 2020, 11am PDT
Koch Industries has reportedly bought a major stake in the "build-to-rent" business of Amherst Holdings, a Texas-based single-family rental company.
Bloomberg
May 19, 2020, 8am PDT
Unemployment of historically devastating proportions will force people out of their homes and onto the streets, according to a new study by an economist at Columbia University in New York.
Community Solutions
May 19, 2020, 6am PDT
Kanye West is renovating his childhood home on the South Side of Chicago, but hasn't always had the permits to do the work until after the fact.
Chicago Tribune
May 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Some cities are leasing entire hotels to provide rooms for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to infected people, to allow for safe and supportive isolation away from family or household members who risk being infected.
Medium – Bloomberg Cities
May 18, 2020, 10am PDT
As the infection rate at jails in places like New York began to climb, officials started looking for criteria to use in determining which inmates could be released. Then they ran into a familiar but now heightened dilemma.
Shelterforce Magazine
May 13, 2020, 11am PDT
Does new market rate housing increase the average cost of housing, by inducing demand, or does it help stabilize the housing market by offering new supply? The debate continues in San Francisco.
Curbed San Francisco
May 13, 2020, 10am PDT
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) International Director Carl Muhlstein offers his outlook for what lies ahead in real estate and shares insight on the political tug-of-war between landlords and renters in the struggle for relief and protection.
The Planning Report
May 12, 2020, 12pm PDT
Second in a series of conversations about what comes next in local government policies and processes, this time between Geoff Koski and Ben Brown on housing, retail, and broadband
PlaceShakers
May 12, 2020, 5am PDT
A New York Times editorial presents a resoundingly pro-urban call to action regarding the future of planning and investment.
The New York Times