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.
Housing Affordability Slow to Improve
Supply remains low, signaling little relief for renters and potential homebuyers.
Proposal Would Link Highway Funding to Zoning
Experts argue that zoning, housing, and transportation policy are intimately linked.
How to Improve the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
With the housing shortage only getting worse, updates to a key federal program could help.
Labor Unions Fight for Affordable Housing
Workers find it increasingly difficult to access affordable housing near their jobs.
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.
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.
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.
Research: Housing First Works
Randomized trials show a high rate of success for the Housing First approach to reducing homelessness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Convents Become Teacher Housing
For Catholic school teachers and other educators, housing costs can be a burden in many U.S. cities.
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.
Geothermal Network Project To Benefit Boston Public Housing
A pilot program seeks to be a model for electrifying groups of buildings or entire neighborhoods.
How the Rent Crisis Impacts American Children
Roughly 40 percent of people facing evictions each year are children.
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.
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.
Opinion: Federal Policies That Could Ease the Housing Deficit
The president of Habitat for Humanity has some suggestions for U.S. lawmakers.
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