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Affordability Crisis

August 7, 2019, 11am PDT
In attendance this week at the National Conference of State Legislatures, the American Planning Association has announced its intentions to lobby attendees on housing policy.
American Planning Association
August 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
An opportunity missed in Detroit.
Detroit Free Press
August 6, 2019, 9am PDT
A scathing critique of city planning, and the special interests that hold the system in thrall, in New York City.
Gotham Gazette
August 6, 2019, 8am PDT
An editorial by the Los Angeles Times calls for the state to remove barriers to housing shortage after a report finds declining numbers of residential permits around the state.
Los Angeles Times
August 1, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Boston region has achieved a jobs-housing imbalance only bested by the San Francisco Bay Area since the Great Recession.
The Boston Globe
Blog post
July 31, 2019, 5am PDT
Contrary to popular myth, New York is not drowning in new housing.
Michael Lewyn
June 20, 2019, 8am PDT
Rents in 99 percent of counties in the U.S. are not affordable for residents making minimum wage, according to a recent report.
Curbed
June 18, 2019, 10am PDT
The tech industry giant answers a call to do more to help alleviate housing prices in the region it calls home by promising to build tens of thousands of units on its own land.
The Mercury News
June 17, 2019, 11am PDT
The Editorial Board of the New York Times offers perhaps the highest profile support to date for overthrowing the status quo of slow growth and development opposition.
The New York Times
June 11, 2019, 5am PDT
This analysis of the largest metropolitan areas in the country reveals high housing prices spilling over into many parts of the country not located on the coasts.
24/7 Wall St.
June 7, 2019, 6am PDT
The ability of the landmark Minneapolis 2040 plan, which adds density in various forms all over the city, to solve the cities climbing housing prices and growing lack of affordable housing, might have been exaggerated.
MinnPost
May 25, 2019, 5am PDT
The housing crisis isn't the same in every corner of New York State, but new rent control measures in the state legislature could apply solutions intended for the New York City rental market to the entire state.
The Buffalo News
May 13, 2019, 6am PDT
Miami doesn’t get as much attention as cities like New York City and San Francisco for the cost of housing, but 61 percent of renters in the city are cost-burdened, and 71 percent of the city's residents are residents.
Smart Cities Dive
April 30, 2019, 11am PDT
Two proposed bills would roll back a statewide prohibition on rent control in Massachusetts. The city of Cambridge, how of the anti-rent control movement in the state, is now a poster child for the housing crisis.
The Boston Globe
April 3, 2019, 2pm PDT
The number of cost-burdened households in rural parts of the United States is increasing quickly.
Stateline
January 28, 2019, 12pm PST
A large group of technology and philanthropic foundations has announced multiple funds to help mitigate the crisis of housing affordability in the Bay Area. It's the second such effort announced already this year.
The New York Times
December 12, 2018, 7am PST
New research reveals details of when and where rising rents trigger homelessness.
Zillow Research
July 8, 2018, 7am PDT
And stop changing the subject, adds the Editorial Board of the San Francisco Chronicle.
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 3, 2018, 10am PDT
Utah has generally made room for single-family homes in the past, but the Salt Lake Tribune thinks its time for new plans as the state faces demographic changes and worsening affordability.
The Salt Lake Tribune
June 12, 2018, 12pm PDT
The economic recovery has not led to a baby recovery.
Zillow Research