Housing

15 min ago
Mark Vallianatos argues Los Angeles is still contending with the legacy 1920 era land use restrictions built on racist, exclusionary zoning policies, the remnants of which aren't worth saving.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
SB 827, the controversial housing bill proposed by State Senator Scott Wiener, had a very brief run in the California State Legislature.
Curbed LA
Yesterday
Between 2000 and 2016, developers spent more than $10 billion on apartment construction in more than half of the country's largest cities.
Dallas News
2 days ago
Mayor Michael Hancock has proposed a funding scheme to ramp up affordable housing production in the city of Denver.
The Denver Post
2 days ago
If corporations continue to be able to take public subsidy as the price of locating in an area, maybe the debate isn't whether to offer subsidies but simply how and for what to offer them. Here’s one incentive that might actually benefit communities.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
2 days ago
Pittsburgh will continue its pursuit of a "source of income" law to protect against housing discrimination.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
4 days ago
The twin challenges of a housing shortage and low wage increases threaten the growth of the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a new report.
PolicyLink
5 days ago
A companion bill to the controversial SB 827, also introduced Sen. Scott Wiener (D-S.F)., could have a similar impact on housing production but hasn't gathered nearly as much attention. SB 828 makes critical changes to the state's housing supply law.
Los Angeles Times
5 days ago
Housing prices soared in Germany in 2017, but one city outpaced the world.
Quartz
6 days ago
Across the globe, smart cities are increasingly procuring and implementing information technology in order to improve the efficiency and sustainability of urban spaces. The former CTO of L.A. and the mayor of Beverly Hills weigh in on the subject.
The Planning Report
6 days ago
Earlier this week, the Louisiana State Senate approved SB 462, which preempts local authorities from approving inclusionary zoning.
The New Orleans Advocate
6 days ago
Philadelphia will create a one percent "construction impact tax" to help fund affordable housing projects around the city.
PlanPhilly
6 days ago
As Sen. Wiener has announced new amendments to the controversial land use, transit-oriented development, and real estate bill, The Planning Report turns to three experts to unpack the legislation's consequences.
The Planning Report
April 12, 2018, 11am PDT
Is this the future that Baby Boomers envisioned?
Quartz
April 12, 2018, 10am PDT
Mariana Ordóñez Grajales and Onnis Luque are fighting to preserve their country's vernacular architecture.
The Architectural League of New York
April 10, 2018, 10am PDT
Homeowners in almost every corner of the United States are making more off the accruing value of their homes every hour than minimum wage workers. In some cases, homeowners are even making a lot more than decent middle class wages.
Zillow Research
April 10, 2018, 9am PDT
Affordable housing developers are increasingly asked to build middle-income units, but can't afford to do so.
Mercury News
April 9, 2018, 10am PDT
A King County Superior Court judge recently struck down the city of Seattle's first-in-time rental regulation, in a decision that will likely be appealed.
The Urbanist
April 8, 2018, 1pm PDT
A new paper by the People's Policy Project explains why and how a government-owned municipal housing development, i.e., social housing, can address the nation's housing affordability crisis.
People's Policy Project
April 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Dallas apartment building 'boom' is occurring in places like Frisco, Allen, and McKinney.
Dallas News