Housing

November 30, 2016, 5am PST
Opticos Design believes by-right zoning and form-based codes can be a win-win for communities.
Logos Opticos: Composing Vibrant Urban Places
November 29, 2016, 2pm PST
A new study by Trulia casts doubt on the fears of neighborhood activists resistant to the idea of low-income housing.
The New York Times
November 29, 2016, 7am PST
Thom Mayne proposes a radical solution to Los Angeles' affordability/preservation problem: build up transit-friendly areas far beyond current densities, and leave the rest unchanged.
LA Times
November 29, 2016, 5am PST
Philadelphia seeks $60 million bond issue to preserve existing affordable homes and improve residents' health. City seeks to offer city loan guarantee to embolden lenders to extend credit to homeowners with lower credit scores.
The Citizen
November 26, 2016, 1pm PST
The frontline of the ongoing battle between Airbnb and government regulators shifts from Albany to New York City.
The Wall Street Journal
November 26, 2016, 7am PST
We can’t simply rely on the federal government to solve the San Francisco Bay Area’s challenges. Time and time again, we have turned to local do-it-yourself solutions. This year, voters rolled up their sleeves and took matters into their own hands.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 25, 2016, 1pm PST
Los Angeles is building several affordable housing projects for artists.
KPCC
November 25, 2016, 7am PST
A post examining common responses to the question of why the cost of housing continues to rise requires a frank discussion about the nature of Seattle's "housing shortage."
The Urbanist
November 23, 2016, 12pm PST
The construction of thousands of rental apartments in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens are credited with driving down costs at the upper end of the New York City rental market.
The Wall Street Journal
November 23, 2016, 10am PST
To help its bottom line, struggling UK retailer Tesco is planning to open up its parking lots and the space above its stores for new housing development.
The Telegraph U.K.
November 22, 2016, 8am PST
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland provides an early assessment of a new foreclosure law in Ohio designed to help reduce vacant and blighted properties in the state.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
November 21, 2016, 12pm PST
City councilmembers express concern about progress of homelessness plan after receiving a first update report.
Los Angeles Times
November 21, 2016, 8am PST
The Montgomery County Planning Department is making the case for more housing to meet the growing number of jobs in the county.
Greater Greater Washington
November 21, 2016, 7am PST
Forrest Hill building faces strong opposition from wealthy neighbors.
The San Francisco Chronicle
November 18, 2016, 2pm PST
The city of Monterey has been compelled by a new state law to loosen prohibitions on accessory dwelling units after failing to so earlier in the year.
Monterey County Weekly
November 18, 2016, 12pm PST
Political drama connected to the funding of affordable will require changes to the mayor's proposed city budget.
The Seattle Times
November 17, 2016, 11am PST
Housing advocates tend to agree that we need to supplement market-rate luxury development with subsidized affordable housing, but rarely do we ask the market to provide housing for people further down the income ladder. That's bad policy.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
November 17, 2016, 7am PST
Traffic Congestion, Parking Shortages, New Shopping Opportunities, Housing for Millennials, Economic Development! Charleston, South Carolina residents' reaction to over 6,000 planned or in development apartment units runs the gamut.
The Post and Courier
November 16, 2016, 12pm PST
The city of San Francisco and Airbnb may move their dispute from the courtroom to the negotiating table, as the company indicates willingness to find a "win-win" with the city.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 16, 2016, 11am PST
The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times warns that along with new transit lines comes new housing for residents who want to enjoy the benefits of reduced auto-dependence. Plans need to ensure minimal housing displacement around the new stations.
Los Angeles Times