Housing

1 hour ago
Residential construction activity hummed at a higher level in January 2018 than any point in all of 2017, according to newly released federal data.
Globe St
4 hours ago
Legislation from a former supervisor could transform much of San Francisco, particularly the outer-neighborhoods, by increasing heights and density along transit corridors. Opposition is growing.
San Francisco Examiner
22 hours ago
The city of Denver has a new five-year housing plan, but the details of housing spending will still play out during an annual process.
The Denver Post
Yesterday
An inclusionary zoning case study is emerging in Portland. Even if inclusionary zoning isn't broken, it might still need a fix, say local planners.
The Oregonian
Yesterday
The U.S. Department of Justice is taking another look at a development decision made by the Louisville Metro Council in October 2017.
Insider Louisville
Yesterday
More transit agencies are recognizing that it's not enough to build transit infrastructure if the people who really need it don't live close enough to use it.
TransitCenter
2 days ago
Cities and researchers are reconsidering the effects of the controversial housing policy known as rent control.
Governing
2 days ago
A local nonprofit created a real estate development wing to stem the tide of displacement in San Francisco.
Next City
2 days ago
Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender thinks the political calculus has changed for inclusionary zoning—but some critics think inclusionary zoning will be too little too late to make a difference for the city's affordable housing stock.
MinnPost
6 days ago
A critique of New Jersey's housing policies lends historical perspective before taking an unexpected rhetorical turn.
The Star-Ledger
6 days ago
Fifty years of the Fair Housing Act hasn't been enough to stop banks and mortgage lenders from discriminating against people of color. Some bad actors are worse than others, though the whole industry in the aggregate is hardly free from indictment.
Reveal (The Center for Investigative Reporting)
February 15, 2018, 10am PST
A new report shows the need for Central Texas counties and cities to invest in their Latino populations.
KUT
February 12, 2018, 11am PST
Bournemouth native Stuart Semple is intent on "naming and shaming the bodies who fund and install these things."
The Art Newspaper
February 12, 2018, 10am PST
Richard Florida takes a look at a new report that traces the affordability crisis to cities' inability to densify their older, inner suburbs.
CityLab
February 12, 2018, 5am PST
Somehow the city of Detroit managed to start enforcing an Airbnb ban in single-family neighborhoods without anyone realize the council had approved the regulation.
Curbed Detroit
February 10, 2018, 7am PST
A new book tells the story of Chicago's Cabrini-Green and reflects on what the lives of the people in this public housing project have to say about the lives of all Americans.
South Side Weekly
February 9, 2018, 9am PST
A ballot initiative is moving forward in Colorado that would severely limit housing production in the already housing-constrained Front Range region. We're not talking about urban growth boundaries here.
The Denver Post
February 9, 2018, 5am PST
Call it buyer beware: the real estate website Trulia is offering a new tool to helps house hunters evaluate whether communities discriminate against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender residents.
Trulia
February 8, 2018, 1pm PST
In Oakland, California and Torreon, New Mexico, Julian Brave NoiseCat reports that "[f]or Indigenous people, the crisis of the home is intergenerational."
High Country News
February 8, 2018, 12pm PST
Will 2018 signal the end of the latest real estate cycle as we know it?
Modern Cities