Housing

7 hours ago
Balance between state and local control and between private and public solutions are necessary for meaningful improvement in housing affordability, according to planning activist and affordable housing developer Murtaza Baxamusa.
UrbDeZine
Yesterday
Renton, a suburb of Seattle dealing with skyrocketing housing prices like many of the communities in the region, is allowing new density in residential neighborhoods in the form of backyard cottages.
Crosscut
2 days ago
Much more than just an extension of a house, the porch has long been a place of safety, intimacy, and communality.
The New York Times
3 days ago
San Francisco could try a new trick to help kill two birds with one stone.
San Francisco Examiner
3 days ago
Since a city judge determined the legality of the long controversial Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda, Seattle has been able to move forward with the plan to allow new density around the city.
The Seattle Times
3 days ago
While it's fun to tease about the architectural shortcomings of most newly constructed urban residential buildings in the United States, the causes of its ubiquitous sameness reveals the depths of the country's housing crisis.
Curbed
5 days ago
New Orleans could make it easier to build new homes on small lots in the struggling Lower 9th Ward.
The Advocate
5 days ago
There are a lot of financial, and legal, reasons to get the rethink the city of Portland's approach to affordable housing funding.
The Oregonian
5 days ago
California State Senator Scott Wiener has released the highly anticipated follow up to last year's failed bombshell of a housing bill, SB 827.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
5 days ago
A new bill proposed in the California legislature would cut back on the number of Prop. 13 property tax breaks handed down to heirs—who then live somewhere else.
Los Angeles Times
5 days ago
Correction: Airbnb is diversifying its housing business.
Fast Company
Blog post
6 days ago
Arnab Chakraborty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Andrew McMillan of the University of Maryland College Park guest blog about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
6 days ago
According to a study, residential segregation and anti-black bias combine to devalue properties in majority-black neighborhoods by an average of $48,000 per home.
Curbed
November 30, 2018, 10am PST
New analysis from RENTCafe finds apartments shrinking while prices are expanding.
CNBC
November 28, 2018, 1pm PST
The Kansas City Star Editorial Board has concerns about gentrification and affordable housing.
The Kansas City Star
November 26, 2018, 6am PST
Critics say the new operations facility will make some of the city’s problems even worse.
Curbed
November 25, 2018, 5am PST
One of the most ambitious comprehensive plans of a major city in the United States is headed to approval, after amendments and compromises garnered the necessary political support among city councilmembers.
Star Tribune
November 24, 2018, 9am PST
The buyback plan diverts properties from Wayne County's tax foreclosure auction, keeping them in government hands until residents can repay the purchase price.
Detroit Free Press
November 24, 2018, 5am PST
New research suggests that millennials are remaining in urban areas as they transition from renting to homeownership.
CityLab
November 22, 2018, 11am PST
Farmers around Vancouver's Agricultural Land Reserve have been building "mega-mansions" on their farmland. The province wants to limit the scale of such homes, but farmers are pushing back.
The Star