Housing

August 27, 2017, 9am PDT
One hot button item to watch as Congress takes up the issue of tax reform in the coming weeks: whether Republicans are able to follow through on a promise to reform the mortgage interest deduction.
CNBC
August 27, 2017, 5am PDT
Community land trusts are a favorite tool of advocates who want to take a communitarian approach to property and public space in cities facing the challenges of population decline, blight, and gentrification.
Yes! Magazine
August 25, 2017, 11am PDT
The New York Times explores the Bay Area housing crisis through one woman’s three-hour commute.
New York Times
August 25, 2017, 10am PDT
UBC's Patrick Condon argues that for Vancouver and cities like it, simply adding supply at any level doesn't get at the root causes of the global affordable housing crisis.
The Planning Report
August 24, 2017, 12pm PDT
AVs are more than a transportation issue and will have significant impacts on real estate. Expect AVs to affect parking, sprawl, housing prices, and transit.
Urbanism Next Blog - Sustainable Cities Initiative
August 24, 2017, 10am PDT
A new economics report from Beacon Economics for Next 10 shows that what good for the environment is good for the state's economy, but the results are marred by increasing vehicle-miles-traveled. The state's housing crisis is partly to blame.
Business Wire
August 24, 2017, 6am PDT
The New York City neighborhood of Far Rockaway will see the latest of the rezoning proposals at the center of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's affordable housing plan.
The Real Deal
August 24, 2017, 5am PDT
Suburbia isn't an accident.
Devon Marisa Zuegel
August 23, 2017, 2pm PDT
Redondo Beach, located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, is responding to public outcry by halting all mixed-use projects in the city. Meanwhile, an advisory committee is working on the city's first new General Plan in 25 years.
Daily Breeze
August 22, 2017, 2pm PDT
You might have been waiting for this article, and its many revelations about life inside the Department of Housing and urban Development, since January or November.
New York
August 22, 2017, 12pm PDT
San Jose officials are having a hard time finding a neighborhood that will welcome an innovative approach to housing the local homeless population.
The Mercury News
August 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
A new study details the locations where homeowners are likely to be "equity rich" or underwater. Homeowners in western states are more likely to be equity rich, but many homeowners are still recovering from the Great Recession.
Globe St
August 21, 2017, 10am PDT
SB 35 (Wiener) and AB 199 (Chu) make it more costly to build housing by requiring prevailing wages where applicable, pleasing construction unions but making affordable housing less affordable, opines CALmatters political columnist, Dan Walters.
CALmatters
August 19, 2017, 11am PDT
Forty years ago, the Bronx was burning. But now gentrification is well underway, and one big developer is encountering pushback. Holding a "Bronx is burning" promo event probably didn't help.
NPR Cities Project
August 19, 2017, 7am PDT
Danish firm COBE redesigned a former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen into a 17-storey residential apartment building with 38 units of varying sizes.
Treehugger
August 19, 2017, 5am PDT
Recently, the Department of Justice announced it would investigate college affirmative action programs for discrimination against whites. More recently, HUD announced that it was suspending an Obama-era rule meant to prevent segregation.
UrbDeZine
August 18, 2017, 9am PDT
A new pilot project doesn't have the funding to upend the housing market in one of the most expensive markets in the country, but it does set a precedent of support for new housing models.
Curbed Los Angeles
August 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
Planning is only one ingredient of the cocktail that produces new housing, but planning should bear in mind all the other factors influencing the process. Vancouver and Seattle provide case studies and sharp contrasts in housing outcomes.
Sightline Institute
August 14, 2017, 11am PDT
Los Angeles Magazine provided Los Angeles Director of City Planning Vince Bertoni an opportunity to speak in his own words on the ways planners are preparing for the future.
Los Angeles Magazine
August 14, 2017, 10am PDT
The 2017 "Worst Case Housing Needs" report paints a dire picture of the nation's low-income housing options, as the Trump Administration proposes drastic cuts to federal housing programs.
The Washington Post