Housing

March 7, 2017, 10am PST
If Americans viewed housing as what it essentially is, a consumable good, solutions to our ongoing affordability crisis might just present themselves. And we'd probably loosen a lot of land use regulations.
New York Times
March 6, 2017, 1pm PST
Los Angeles seems primed for a development boom, but when developments are built near highways there can be serious health consequences.
Los Angeles Times
March 5, 2017, 11am PST
The California Strategic Growth Council has $140 million in cap-and-trade revenue for the new Transformative Climate Community program. The aim of the program is to catalyze environmental and economic investment in disadvantaged communities.
The Planning Report
March 3, 2017, 2pm PST
It's possible that construction permits for accessory dwelling units, also known as granny flats or mother-in-law units, could surpass permits for regular homes.
Portland Tribune
March 3, 2017, 10am PST
San Diego invested $1.5 billion in tax increment to increase housing in its downtown but displaced affordable housing with unaffordable housing. Housing planner, developer and advocate, Murtaza Baxamusa gives some answers and asks some questions.
UrbDeZine
March 2, 2017, 1pm PST
Demolitions in residential neighborhoods have increased quickly in Austin, as property owners upgrade their homes to contemporary layouts. Community Impact newspaper investigates the trend.
Community Impact Newspaper
March 2, 2017, 10am PST
Natalie Moore details her experience in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood as the child of black home owners in a segregated city.
WBEZ FM Chicago
March 1, 2017, 11am PST
The 800,000 undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles County are at the opposite end of the socioeconomic spectrum from the 1,900 employees at Snapchat. The fate of both populations have deep implications for L.A.'s housing crisis.
California Planning & Development Report
February 28, 2017, 6am PST
For low-income residents in high-cost areas, there's no substitute for the public sector to provide below-market rate housing. But for middle-income households, the market should be able to produce housing without subsidy. So why doesn't this happen?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
February 26, 2017, 11am PST
In Seattle, about 54 percent of the households rent their homes, but they have few places to collectively voice their opinions on critical matters like rent control, move-in fees, and transit. Some city councilmembers hope to change that, however.
The Seattle Times
February 23, 2017, 1pm PST
A new series of articles, launched by a big feature earlier this month, will explore the changes occurring in the famous and beloved city of Nashville.
The Tennessean
February 22, 2017, 7am PST
A Dallas non-profit has sued Texas Governor Greg Abbott over what it calls a blatantly racist law that allows landlords to refuse payment in federal housing vouchers.
The Dallas Morning News
February 21, 2017, 12pm PST
Rising land values has made some of the land Sydney, Australia's affordable housing sits on prime targets for redevelopment and gentrification.
South China Morning Post
February 21, 2017, 9am PST
On March 7, Angelenos will vote on Measure S, which would enact a two-year moratorium on denser development. State legislation introduced on Feb. 16 would require a two-thirds vote for these types of slow growth ballot measures.
Los Angeles Times
February 19, 2017, 7am PST
Urbanist Jane Jacobs' support for mixed use development has long been seen as the best urban design strategy, but this vision assumed that the retail space under housing could be rented. What if that is no longer the case?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
February 17, 2017, 8am PST
In Ireland, there's one house for every 2.35 people. According to industry experts, that's twice as many vacant homes as a normal, healthy market should have. So why then is the country considered to be in a housing crisis?
The Irish Times
February 16, 2017, 1pm PST
Cleveland's rental housing stock is a public health risk, and the city is finally taking steps to launch a citywide inspection.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
February 16, 2017, 12pm PST
A new report identifies key actions for the city of Portland to prepare for the certainty of a large earthquake.
The Oregonian
February 16, 2017, 11am PST
In a new article and accompanying policy brief, Arthur Acolin and Susan Wachter of Penn IUR write about their new research into the relationship between housing access and opportunity.
Penn IUR Urban Link
February 16, 2017, 5am PST
Mayor Bill de Blasio's recent State of the City address broke with tradition and voiced an impassioned plea regarding to housing affordability.
Politico New York