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1 hour ago
The rezonings in question occurred during the Bloomberg administration, but advocates are seizing on the relevance of that experience to the rezonings of the de Blasio administration.
Curbed New York
3 hours ago
Places with a lot of Millennials are building homes, just not enough to keep pace with the large number of Millennials coming of homebuying age.
CNBC
5 hours ago
Cities looking to follow Minneapolis's lead in overturning the status quo of exclusionary zoning should consider "gentle density," according to this article.
Brookings
Yesterday
As non-owner-occupied homes increase in number in Queens neighborhoods, it's becoming harder for immigrants to afford a first home.
Next City
2 days ago
The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission has proposed a truly radical development requirement for private developments in the city's downtown: spaces for the homeless.
Willamette Week
2 days ago
Though it stops well short of a citywide upzoning, the city of Tacoma has still expanded its planned development envelope by upzoning residential neighborhoods around the city.
The Urbanist
3 days ago
The planned National Public Housing Museum, expected to open in 2021, will draw attention to a highly contested subject and connect to the relevance provided by contemporary anxieties about housing.
CityLab
3 days ago
More and more, cities are seeing little-used highways as a chance to reverse the planning decisions of the 20th century and provide more housing and economic opportunities.
Realtor
4 days ago
Two new high-rise residential buildings in Evanston, Illinois have added a glut of supply to the downtown market.
Chicago Tribune
4 days ago
The Home SF plan was supposed to usher in a wave of new housing development on transit corridors in San Francisco. Now, 2.5 years later, that promise might finally be ready to become reality.
San Francisco Chronicle
4 days ago
The Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan has attracted so much attention for its changes to single-family zoning, the inclusionary zoning recommended by the plan has flown under the radar.
StarTribune
Blog post
5 days ago
Is inadequate infrastructure a reason to keep new housing out of cities?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
6 days ago
To increase affordability communities should support moderate-priced housing development. This increases housing options for middle-income households, and for lower-income through filtering, as households move from low- to moderate-priced units.
Todd Litman
November 30, 2019, 9am PST
A court ruling means a state law intended to spur affordable housing development by providing incentives for the sale of surplus public land will apply equally in every city in California.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 30, 2019, 5am PST
Rental prices dropped in Minneapolis and St. Paul in October 2019, but it's too soon to infer lessons from the change in the market.
Pioneer Press
November 29, 2019, 9am PST
A new program enables everyday citizens the chance to work as building inspectors in the nation's capital.
Urban Turf
November 28, 2019, 9am PST
Two articles raise questions about the state of humanity, as evidenced by the way news organizations and politicians write and talk about the homeless.
Streetsblog LA
November 27, 2019, 9am PST
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is crowdsourcing information about the regulatory barriers to affordable housing.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
November 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Staying in place is more and more the norm, even among historically mobile young people.
Brookings
November 26, 2019, 10am PST
With stronger state mandates kicking in, California housing permits rose sharply in September. But as one construction industry commentator noted, an uptick isn't a trend.
The Mercury News