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Housing

5 hours ago
The Los Angeles Times crunched data from the 2019 point-in-time count of homelessness in Los Angeles County. What they found diverged profoundly from official findings.
Los Angeles Times
7 hours ago
Facing a severe housing shortage, Washington, D.C. grapples with how to approach the challenges presented by local stakeholders who oppose any and all development.
WAMU
13 hours ago
When it comes to ignoring matters of housing affordability and public transit during an election cycle of great significance, the United States is not the exception. Candidates in Canada's 2019 Federal Election have mastered the same trick.
The Star
Yesterday
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is searching for ways to mitigate the impacts of "skyrocketing property values" while also holding on to some of the new revenue created by the corresponding rising property taxes.
NOLA.com
Yesterday
In Chicago, a developer plans to convert 31 floors of a commercial building in Chicago will be converted into space for 505 co-living residents.
Chicago Tribune
2 days ago
A new report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University digs into the housing market for older Americans, finding more evidence of a widening gap between each end of the wealth spectrum.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
2 days ago
The city of Minneapolis approved an interim inclusionary zoning measure in December 2018, but very few projects were subject to the policy. Supporters and opponents of the policy are sparring over the policy's future.
MinnPost
2 days ago
The Pay As You Stay program would lower back taxes for qualifying homeowners and help them avoid foreclosure.
Detroit Free Press
2 days ago
Should there be an extra fee for property owners who tear down an existing single-family home and replace it with a much larger, more expensive single-family home?
WAMU
2 days ago
Subdivisions in states across the country are catering to people who want the benefits of living in homes without the burdens of home ownership.
NPR - All Things Considered
3 days ago
The Housing Choice Voucher program is intended to provide new opportunities for low-income Americans to live in higher-priced neighborhoods, but few recipients of vouchers are taking full advantage of those opportunities.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
4 days ago
Black Americans have moved on from formerly redlined neighborhoods, and other minorities and whites have moved in. The wave of presidential campaigns that have based housing policy proposals on redlining maps might be misguided as a result.
Brookings
Blog post
5 days ago
A discussion of the book Evicted, and in particular its suggestion that rent in poor neighborhoods is not much lower than the rent in middle-class areas.
Michael Lewyn
5 days ago
Since the Great Recession, homeownership is down and corporations are taking advantage of the profit opportunities.
CityLab
5 days ago
The interest in less traditional housing arrangements for older people, such as shared housing and cohousing, is increasing.
The New York Times
5 days ago
New research by Jenny Schuetz shows that already-expensive neighborhoods in D.C., zoned for low-density single-family homes, are not doing their part in adding new supply to meet rising demand.
Brookings
6 days ago
Del Mar, in Southern California, says it does not want to adopt the approach as part of its sea-level rise adaptation plan.
Los Angeles Times
October 12, 2019, 11am PDT
Too many developers chose to pay in-lieu fees to the Maryland city, and the inclusionary housing program was not producing much affordable housing.
Next City
October 10, 2019, 10am PDT
While the Central Valley city was long considered relatively affordable, rents are rising and affordable housing is harder to come by.
CityLab
October 9, 2019, 8am PDT
A law approved by the Denver City Council this week makes it much easier to build tiny homes in Denver.
The Denver Post