Affordable Housing

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Opinion: Resort Towns Must Take Action to Keep Housing Affordable

The workers that keep many popular tourist destinations running find it more difficult to find affordable housing near their jobs as more remote workers move to scenic resort areas.

February 29, 2024 - Governing

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Commentary: San Antonio Needs ‘Thoughtful Reforms’ to Improve Affordability

The growing Texas city needs a new approach to meet its residents’ housing and mobility needs.

February 29, 2024 - San Antonio Report

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How Federal Policy Can Encourage TOD

Tying transit and land acquisition funding together could help produce more housing near transit hubs.

February 29, 2024 - Urban Institute

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Opinion: Make Way for Manufactured Housing

Manufactured homes can be an affordable and accessible solution to the housing crisis, but they’re zoned out of many U.S. neighborhoods.

February 28, 2024 - The Ledger

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A Holistic Approach to Revitalizing Neighborhoods

Affordable housing is one piece of a larger, interconnected approach.

February 27, 2024 - Next City

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Facing Housing Crisis, Oregon Could Alter its Historic Land Use Law

A 1973 state law creates urban growth boundaries that limit urban sprawl, but rising housing costs are causing lawmakers to consider a one-time expansion.

February 26, 2024 - Associated Press

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Charlottesville Adopts New Zoning Code

The revised ordinance calls for higher density and more affordable housing.

February 26, 2024 - The Cavalier Daily

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Habitat for Humanity and Missoula Land Trust Team up on Affordable Housing

The partnership will ensure the new homes will remain affordable for future buyers.

February 22, 2024 - KPAX

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Housing Affordability Slow to Improve

Supply remains low, signaling little relief for renters and potential homebuyers.

February 22, 2024 - Florida Phoenix

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How to Improve the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

With the housing shortage only getting worse, updates to a key federal program could help.

February 21, 2024 - Federation of American Scientists

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Colorado Bill Would End Minimum Parking Requirements

Supporters of the bill say eliminating parking mandates would make housing more affordable and reduce carbon emissions.

February 19, 2024 - Fox 31

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Labor Unions Fight for Affordable Housing

Workers find it increasingly difficult to access affordable housing near their jobs.

February 19, 2024 - The Guardian

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What Is Cambridge’s Affordable Housing Overlay?

A controversial policy is helping create more affordable housing units in the Massachusetts city, but fears of overwhelming density are likely unfounded.

February 18, 2024 - The Crimson

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Former Convents Become Teacher Housing

For Catholic school teachers and other educators, housing costs can be a burden in many U.S. cities.

February 13, 2024 - Natoinal Catholic Reporter

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How the Rent Crisis Impacts American Children

Roughly 40 percent of people facing evictions each year are children.

February 12, 2024 - KUNC

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Which Cities and States Will Join the “Mansion Tax” Club Next?

Higher taxes on high-value property sales are being considered in Chicago, Connecticut, and Washington state as a way to address the housing crisis.

February 12, 2024 - Pew Stateline

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Utah Lawmakers Call for Housing on Public Lands

State lawmakers spoke out in support of a proposed federal bill that would permit housing development on federal lands.

February 11, 2024 - The Salt Lake Tribune

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Opinion: Federal Policies That Could Ease the Housing Deficit

The president of Habitat for Humanity has some suggestions for U.S. lawmakers.

February 11, 2024 - The Hill

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Proposed Legislation Targets Arizona Housing Crisis

A series of state bills address barriers to housing production including parking minimums and ADUs.

February 5, 2024 - Axios Phoenix

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Commentary: Federal Tax Credits Could Boost Affordable Housing Production

A pair of bills coming before Congress would impact the ability of states to finance affordable housing construction and preservation.

February 2, 2024 - Route Fifty

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