Housing

February 8, 2017, 1pm PST
Few government programs are as misunderstood, with such high consequences, as public housing subsidies.
Greater Greater Washington
February 8, 2017, 9am PST
The editors of a new book on displacement in New York argue that the city's historical record of exclusionary zoning carries over into the present. Urbanist concepts in vogue today simply rehash old divides.
CityLab
February 6, 2017, 12pm PST
The nation's capital could join other cities around the country in drastically limiting the use of Airbnb and other short-term rental companies.
WAMU
February 6, 2017, 8am PST
The city of Akron has lost 93,000 residents since 1960, so it has room to grow. Now it has a draft housing plan that uses a tax abatement program modeled on examples in Cleveland and Cuyahoga Falls.
Akron Beacon Journal
February 5, 2017, 1pm PST
A new report from Freddie Mac predicts rising rents and rising vacancy rates in the national multifamily market. The report also compares submarkets.
MultifamilyBiz
February 4, 2017, 1pm PST
The city of Chicago intends to soundproof more homes this year than any in the 20-year history of the city's soundproofing program, insulating homes from the noise generated by the city's south side airport.
Chicago Tribune
February 4, 2017, 7am PST
All eyes are on Texas to see whether fair housing policies enacted by the Obama Administration will have any chance to stick.
Next City
February 3, 2017, 5am PST
Entrepreneur Tyrone Poole's Oregon start-up matches prospective tenants with rental units they qualify for, eliminating legwork and application fees.
CityLab
February 2, 2017, 10am PST
The practice facility for a new Major League Soccer franchise was made possible by the demolition aging and affordable apartment buildings.
City Observatory
February 2, 2017, 6am PST
For an "entitled generation," Millennials feel less and less entitled to one of the hallmarks of the American Dream: homeownership. But that doesn't mean the goal is permanently out of reach.
HousingWire
February 1, 2017, 9am PST
It isn't exactly a surprising correlation: gentrification and decreases in crime. This research finds that falling crime often precedes gentrification, not the other way around.
The New York Times
January 31, 2017, 11am PST
Simply inviting residents to participate in design charrettes or a community planning process does not mitigate the significant loss they feel as they witness the physical destruction of their homes and lived history.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
January 30, 2017, 1pm PST
Republicans in Missouri want to reduce taxes for corporations, so they are reducing tax credits for affordable housing, infrastructure, and historic preservation.
St. Louis Public Radio
January 30, 2017, 12pm PST
Pasadena is adopting accessory dwelling unit (ADU) reform in response to state legislation designed to spur affordable housing options by easing restrictions on ADUs. But is it really entrenchment dressed as reform?
UrbDeZine
January 29, 2017, 1pm PST
Housing prices are still well above the national average in the Bay Area, but some relief at least, has emerged in recent months.
The San Jose Mercury News
January 28, 2017, 5am PST
Across the country, affordable housing projects depend on tax credits to encourage investment; the possibility of a lower tax rate has already affected their funding.
Next City
January 27, 2017, 10am PST
Josie Huang reports on a new audit from the Los Angeles City Controller finding that the city's density bonus program is falling short of its goals for delivering affordable housing.
KPCC
January 27, 2017, 8am PST
The number of apartments in Denver has skyrocketed. Meanwhile, the cost of rent is plummeting. Expect to hear this example cited by YIMBYs many times in the coming months.
The Denver Post
January 26, 2017, 9am PST
In the wake of a deadly cold spell, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and the city's government searches for ways to protect the city's homeless.
The Seattle Times
January 25, 2017, 6am PST
The question of whether the largest generation in U.S. history will maintain its lover affair with urban living is either the elephant in the room of the million dollar question.
The New York Times