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On a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, the White House marked the occasion by discussion exclusionary zoning.
4 days ago
A new report by the Metro Nashville Affordable Housing Task Force marshals local resources and advocates for coordination with the state and federal government to address the loss of affordable housing in Nashville.
4 days ago
The differences between the haves and the have-nots, already apparent in the U.S. housing market before the pandemic, is more apparent than ever after more than a year of economic and demographic upheaval.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
4 days ago
Big cities saw the sharpest population declines during the pandemic. Is the trend here to stay?
Brookings Institution
4 days ago
As owners of valuable urban real estate, some churches are taking up the mandate to serve their community by using their vacant properties to provide housing for people being priced out of their homes.
Reasons to Be Cheerful
4 days ago
"The idea of the word ‘functional’ in front of ‘zero’ is a reaction to the misperception that ending homelessness means no one ever experiences homelessness again."
Next City
5 days ago
As the pandemic shifts housing priorities and costs continue to soar, experts assess the potential for a crash similar to 2008's Great Recession.
5 days ago
The first month of a three-year pilot program that legalizes the construction and conversion of coach houses—a local form of accessory dwelling unit—is responding to strong demand in Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
5 days ago
The program funds the purchase of hotels for housing people experiencing homelessness as housing costs in the state continue to rise.
High Country News
6 days ago
Republicans in the Minnesota State Legislature ditched an effort to block voters in the Twin Cities from implementing rent stabilization laws.
Minnesota Reformer
6 days ago
With demand soaring and materials in short supply, the cost of building a home has risen sharply in the last year.
June 14, 2021, 8am PDT
Plans for the area include thousands of new housing units, public parks, and improved bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
Urbanize LA
June 14, 2021, 5am PDT
The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule is back, but with one critical change that seems to respond to complaints used by Trump administration officials to rescind the rule in 2020.
The Washington Post
June 13, 2021, 7am PDT
With the federal eviction moratorium due to expire at the end of the month and rent relief programs failing to reach those who need it most, an eviction crisis still looms.
June 11, 2021, 8am PDT
The mixed-use Reese Davidson Community will include 140 housing units, commercial space, and a performance space.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 10, 2021, 6am PDT
A recent Nantucket Town Meeting resolved a long-simmering controversy regarding short-term rentals.
The Inquirer and Mirror
June 9, 2021, 12pm PDT
Almost all the affordable housing development in L.A. in the past decade has occurred in majority-minority neighborhoods. The L.A. Department of City Planning is looking for ways to make sure high-income areas do more of their fair share.
Urbanize LA
June 9, 2021, 7am PDT
Until recently, New York City's local housing vouchers only covered about $1,250 in rent; the median rent on a NYC apartment is $2,600. Activism from current and formerly homeless New Yorkers helped change that.
Next City
June 8, 2021, 12pm PDT
Op-ed: Even for people who have never been evicted, the stain of merely an eviction filing can lock people out of quality housing for years.
Next City
June 7, 2021, 7am PDT
Policies that encouraged urban segregation and led to the displacement and disenfranchisement of communities of color continue to reverberate in Canada's urban centers.
The Globe and Mail