Housing

September 25, 2017, 2pm PDT
A lack of housing is responsible for an expected decline of the Silicon Valley's economic dominance, according to this opinion piece.
Bloomberg View
September 25, 2017, 10am PDT
As the death toll from Mexico's 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Sept. 19 climbs above 300, the San Francisco Chronicle investigates how well prepared the Bay Area is for an earthquake of comparable magnitude. Not very well.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 25, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of Los Angeles is taking substantive action to provide incentives for affordable housing development.
Urbanize LA
September 23, 2017, 9am PDT
The green belts that hem in developed areas in Great Britain are set arbitrarily, according to this op-ed in The Guardian, and the boundaries have outlived their usefulness.
The Guardian
September 22, 2017, 7am PDT
Ben Carson has penned an op-ed that lays out the ideology driving the Trump Administration's approach to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Hill
September 22, 2017, 6am PDT
Here's a change: Displacement in the nation's fastest growing urban neighborhood has largely been limited to businesses. The new highrises have given Queens something it never had: a skyline.
New York Magazine
September 21, 2017, 2pm PDT
A suite of zoning changes that would increase building heights and density along the Passaic River in Newark, New Jersey, provoked a chaotic council hearing that devolved into shouting and the removal of residents from the council chambers.
NJ.com
September 21, 2017, 12pm PDT
A civil rights organization has taken direct action to provide support for homeless people living in Detroit.
Associated Press via Detroit Free Press
September 21, 2017, 5am PDT
The Regional Plan Association calls on the power of the contemporary Internet to broadcast stories of displacement from around Greater New York.
Regional Plan Association
September 20, 2017, 12pm PDT
There's plenty of housing available in Downtown L.A. for the wealthy but, while those apartments sit empty, many looking for housing find costs too high to pay.
KPCC
September 20, 2017, 11am PDT
A Seattle company will give you $50,000 for a down payment if you'll continuously rent your extra room on Airbnb and give them most of the money.
The New York Times
September 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
As Seattle grows, families are finding it harder to find homes, because the city has a disproportionate number of one-bedrooms and studios compared to other American cities.
Curbed Seattle
September 18, 2017, 12pm PDT
Large, adaptive-reuse projects are all the rage in urban planning today, but absent a fundamentally new approach—with affordability at the center of the process—they are likely to become engines of what's been termed "environmental gentrification."
Shelterforce/Rooflines
September 18, 2017, 8am PDT
Having charged low rates during years of bumper development, the National Flood Insurance Program worked at cross-purposes with itself while development continued on.
Vox
September 17, 2017, 7am PDT
The California legislature ended its season on Friday, handing Gov. Jerry Brown a third major victory. After passing landmark legislation earlier in transportation and climate change, a slate of controversial housing bills await his signature.
The Mercury News
September 15, 2017, 12pm PDT
Vigorous continued demand for Houston homes left some realtors surprised after the city endured catastrophic flooding. For a lot of new construction, elevated homes may become the norm.
The New York Times
September 15, 2017, 8am PDT
Two economics professors from the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley argue that the housing crisis doesn't just affect booming coastal cities. It's a national problem.
The New York Times - Opinion
September 14, 2017, 10am PDT
Large-scale adaptive reuse projects like the BeltLine in Atlanta receive praise in many circles. But they can also release a flurry of speculation, severely threatening affordability.
Shelterforce
September 13, 2017, 10am PDT
In the hopes of helping some Houston homeowners rebuild in more sustainable living places, FEMA will buy some homes flooded during Hurricane Harvey.
The Houston Chronicle
September 13, 2017, 5am PDT
Reno is considering a law that critics say is a textbook example of the criminalization of homelessness and everyday life.
Next City