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Housing

17 hours ago
A study of real estate values in Seattle found that townhomes have helped diversify neighborhoods and increase affordability.
KUOW
Yesterday
A proposal in Snohomish County, Washington could raise the lot coverage limits in medium density residential zones to allow for more usable square footage.
The Urbanist
Yesterday
The latest data from CoreLogic from December 2020 shows that despite headlining-grabbing rent declines in San Francisco and New York, some rents are continuing and even surpassing pre-pandemic trends.
Inman News
Yesterday
The Boston Zoning Code is one of the first in the nation to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.
Shelterforce Magazine
2 days ago
A new report highlights inequalities in accessibility and affordability.
Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies
5 days ago
A glut of new housing and development research has been published recently, shedding new light on some of the most fundamental questions of contemporary planning.
UCLA Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies
5 days ago
Under the city's Grow Our Housing program, vacant offices could see a new life as below-market rentals.
NextCity
5 days ago
As it rebuilds the Gardiner Expressway, Toronto could use the opportunity to create more real estate for affordable housing.
Globe and Mail
Blog post
February 17, 2021, 12pm PST
The latest in a series of compendia gathering news and analysis about the effects of the COVID-19 on the built and natural environments—now and long into the future.
James Brasuell
February 17, 2021, 11am PST
The amendment is a thorn in the side of affordable housing advocates, who blame "Faircloth Limits" for inhibiting public housing construction.
Next City
February 17, 2021, 5am PST
A pied-à-terre tax proposed by New York State legislators faced the scrutiny of the Independent Budget Office.
The Real Deal
February 16, 2021, 9am PST
SB 1 is one of four bills proposed in the Hawai`i Legislature this year that would make it easier to develop, buy, and sell affordable homes in the state.
Maui Now
February 16, 2021, 5am PST
Of the 346 units included in a new residential high-reside in Toronto, 34 units will provide affordable housing and support services for single mothers.
The Star
February 15, 2021, 9am PST
One Atlanta neighborhood is experimenting with an ownership model that lets residents buy shares in a community-owned property.
Next City
February 14, 2021, 9am PST
The push for historic preservation districts often amounts to exclusionary zoning that exacerbates the housing affordability crisis.
The Urbanist
February 11, 2021, 8am PST
In January, the Sacramento City Council took first steps toward ending single-family zoning citywide. The decision has provoked controversy that is influencing the next steps in the process.
Los Angeles Times
February 10, 2021, 11am PST
Eviction prevention was an eligible use for CARES Act money...until HUD decided that it's not worth preventing evictions until they are under 14 days away.
Shelterforce Magazine
February 10, 2021, 9am PST
Over the strong opposition from neighborhood groups, the Denver City Council has approved new regulations that allow up to five unrelated individuals to live in the same household.
The Denver Post
February 10, 2021, 7am PST
The city of Atlanta has released an analysis of the first three years of an Inclusionary Zoning policy for neighborhoods around the Beltline.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 10, 2021, 6am PST
In a memorandum, the President acknowledged the federal government's role in patterns of segregation and disinvestment that continue to affect communities of color across the country.
Urban Institute