Housing

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
January 24, 2017, 11am PST
Republican-sponsored congressional legislation would rescind a landmark achievement of the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Obama Administration.
National Low Income Housing Coalition
January 24, 2017, 7am PST
The effects of tornadoes like those that touched down in South Georgia on Sunday are exacerbated in areas where many residents live in mobile homes.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 22, 2017, 7am PST
An article notes the signs of change at the New York City Housing Authority, which has adopted its first-ever design guidelines in a renewed effort to deliver safe and healthy homes to residents.
Next City
January 21, 2017, 7am PST
Many families cannot afford to live in San Francisco, where housing prices are high and houses fit for families raising children are hard to come by.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 20, 2017, 1pm PST
A reduction of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) annual mortgage insurance premium rates was scheduled to take effect on January 27. One of the Trump Administration's first actions was to suspend the reduction.
Reuters via Yahoo News
January 20, 2017, 8am PST
When we start to liken housing and neighborhood cycles to the kinds of predictable, unstoppable cycles found in nature, we may find ourselves in a dangerous trap.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
January 19, 2017, 2pm PST
Age is only a number, they say. But that number is growing for the nation's housing stock, just like for the rest of us.
Realtor Magazine Online