Housing

Habitat for Humanity volunteers in construction helmets buildign a wood-frame house.

Habitat for Humanity and Missoula Land Trust Team up on Affordable Housing

The partnership will ensure the new homes will remain affordable for future buyers.

February 22, 2024 - KPAX

Two wood-frame houses under construction.

Housing Affordability Slow to Improve

Supply remains low, signaling little relief for renters and potential homebuyers.

February 22, 2024 - Florida Phoenix

Aerial view of housing and freeway in Cupertino, California.

Proposal Would Link Highway Funding to Zoning

Experts argue that zoning, housing, and transportation policy are intimately linked.

February 22, 2024 - Federation of American Scientists

Five-story apartment building under construction.

How to Improve the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

With the housing shortage only getting worse, updates to a key federal program could help.

February 21, 2024 - Federation of American Scientists

AFL-CIO sign on union headquarters building in Washington, D.C.

Labor Unions Fight for Affordable Housing

Workers find it increasingly difficult to access affordable housing near their jobs.

February 19, 2024 - The Guardian

IPhone with Redfin app open, sitting on top of tablet with Google Maps of Portland on the screen.

Redfin to Add Air Quality Data to Property Listings

As climate and wildfire risks grow, Redfin seems to think homeowners will soon be taking air quality scores into consideration when purchasing their next home.

February 19, 2024 - Fast Company

Scenic overlook of town with a lake and snowcapped mountains in the background.

Feds Confronted with New Workforce Housing Issue: Their Own

Rising housing costs in rural counties is undermining the U.S. Forest Service's ability to recruit employees.

February 19, 2024 - National Association of Counties

Aerial view of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

What Is Cambridge’s Affordable Housing Overlay?

A controversial policy is helping create more affordable housing units in the Massachusetts city, but fears of overwhelming density are likely unfounded.

February 18, 2024 - The Crimson

Three brick apartment buildings of various heights with fire escapes in New York City.

Research: Housing First Works

Randomized trials show a high rate of success for the Housing First approach to reducing homelessness.

February 16, 2024 - Housing Matters

Newly constructed houses in Tempe, Arizona.

Arizona State Lawmakers Seek to Override Local Zoning to Spur Housing Development

The proposal would eliminate minimum lot sizes, setback requirements of more than five feet, minimum square footage, and “neighborhood character” requirements.

February 15, 2024 - East Valley Tribune

View of a housing permit document with a home blueprint, stamped "approved."

Pre-Permitted Housing Plans Can Combat Blight, Revive Neighborhoods

Faced with blighted neighborhoods where the cost of building a house would exceed its eventual market value, the city of Kalamazoo, Michigan, streamlined the permitting process to help lower development costs.

February 14, 2024 - Strong Towns

Three-story multifamily modern housing in Dallas, Texas.

Dallas City Council Debates Comprehensive Plan

Some councilmembers worry the ForwardDallas plan will eliminate single-family zoning, but proponents say the proposed changes are necessary to maintain an adequate housing supply in the growing city.

February 14, 2024 - Candy's Dirt

Aerial view of suburban sprawl with large single-family homes near Dallas, Texas.

The Changing Shape of American Suburbs

Housing costs and availability are pushing more American households, including young families, to suburbs and exurbs — and they’re demanding changes.

February 13, 2024 - Business Insider

Google street view of red brick Catholic church in Seattle, Washington.

Former Convents Become Teacher Housing

For Catholic school teachers and other educators, housing costs can be a burden in many U.S. cities.

February 13, 2024 - Natoinal Catholic Reporter

Aerial view of Chattanooga, Tennessee with two bridges over river in background.

Chattanooga Slashed Homelessness in Half in 2023

The city’s focus on assistance for households at risk of eviction and supportive housing helped keep more residents housed.

February 13, 2024 - Smart Cities Dive

Google street view of brick three-story public housing buildings in Dorchester, MA.

Geothermal Network Project To Benefit Boston Public Housing

A pilot program seeks to be a model for electrifying groups of buildings or entire neighborhoods.

February 13, 2024 - Utility Dive

Close-up of orange and black For Rent sign on green wood fence.

How the Rent Crisis Impacts American Children

Roughly 40 percent of people facing evictions each year are children.

February 12, 2024 - KUNC

View of Chicago Old Town neighborhood with low-rise brick buildings in foreground and tall residential high-rises in background.

Which Cities and States Will Join the “Mansion Tax” Club Next?

Higher taxes on high-value property sales are being considered in Chicago, Connecticut, and Washington state as a way to address the housing crisis.

February 12, 2024 - Pew Stateline

Aerial view of Salt Lake City, Utah with capitol dome in foreground again sunset sky.

Utah Lawmakers Call for Housing on Public Lands

State lawmakers spoke out in support of a proposed federal bill that would permit housing development on federal lands.

February 11, 2024 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Modern building under construction.

Opinion: Federal Policies That Could Ease the Housing Deficit

The president of Habitat for Humanity has some suggestions for U.S. lawmakers.

February 11, 2024 - The Hill

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