Housing

January 12, 2017, 12pm PST
Activists call for policy makers to curb deaths among Sacramento, California's homeless population.
Next City
January 11, 2017, 11am PST
The concept of the circular economy is starting to take hold on governments and business throughout the world. Peter Moskowitz discusses the various ways the concept is being translated into practical, real-world solutions.
Doggerel
January 10, 2017, 10am PST
Disney's efforts to make a quaint American town both failed and succeeded in ways few could have predicted.
The Economist
January 8, 2017, 7am PST
Philadelphia suburbs are competing in the regional real estate market by adding thousands of apartments and other amenities traditionally found in more urban settings.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 7, 2017, 11am PST
The report by the state Department of Housing and Community Development is in the form of a draft assessment that solicits comments. For the last 10 years, the state produced on average 80,000 units annually, while the need was for 180,000 units.
Public CEO
January 6, 2017, 7am PST
Plans that focus on giving funds to renters and home buyers won't make housing affordable, and can inflate housing prices and rents.
City Observatory
January 5, 2017, 2pm PST
With rapidly rising costs of living, one study shows the number of homeless in the nation's capital is double the national average.
The New York Times
January 4, 2017, 2pm PST
Demographic change means older city dwellers. Entrepreneurs and developers are searching for better ways to serve this community.
The Guardian
January 4, 2017, 11am PST
A Santa Ana small lot development could be an example of how California could become more affordable by building more dense urban-style homes throughout the state.
Los Angeles Times
January 4, 2017, 7am PST
European cities have taken a proactive role in regulating Airbnb.
Quartz
January 3, 2017, 8am PST
The Seattle Weekly explores the question of how Seattle, a quickly growing and desirable city, is working to ensure housing options for its low-income residents.
Seattle Weekly
January 1, 2017, 1pm PST
Seattle's incentive zoning program is paying dividends and funding projects. Look for 110 affordable units to be built in the Capitol Hill neighborhood by 2019.
The Urbanist
January 1, 2017, 11am PST
The California Apartment Association released a report on what it will take to solve the state's chronic housing shortage. Cities that are loath to permit new residential developments, both affordable and market rate, will not be pleased.
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2017, 5am PST
The National Trust for Historic Preservation's new Atlas for ReUrbanization relies on a metric called "character" to explore the relationship between historic preservation and affordability.
CityLab
December 31, 2016, 11am PST
The Washington Post takes stock of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) in its final days, finding a program hampered by bad faith from large banks and bad oversight by the Treasury Department.
The Washington Post
December 30, 2016, 10am PST
In November, the city of Poway, California rejected a veterans' housing project. The story is informative for the way communities rally to obstruct the addition of low-income housing.
Voice of San Diego
December 30, 2016, 6am PST
A new study of evictions in the city of Philadelphia reveals a problem that is more widespread than expected, while also affecting certain neighborhoods and racial groups more than others.
PlanPhilly
December 29, 2016, 6am PST
The city of Cambridge has until April to decide on a proposed policy that would greatly expand the number of affordable units required in new development projects.
The Boston Globe
December 29, 2016, 5am PST
Home builders are figuring out that there is plenty of demand for healthy systems in home construction. This article even says that healthy homes are the "next big thing."
Builder
December 28, 2016, 11am PST
After five years of development, the Ravens' Roost Cohousing in Anchorage is now a reality. There are approximately 163 cohousing communities in the United States.
Anchorage Dispatch News