Affordable Housing

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After years of neglecting its affordable housing policy, Kansas City is developing a new five-year vision on policy matters like a public-private trust fund and inclusionary zoning.
Next City
November 9, 2018, 9am PST
An opinion piece in CityLab reiterates the body of research showing evidence that rent control is not an effective tool in reducing housing costs.
CityLab
November 9, 2018, 8am PST
Columbia, South Carolina is concerned about the lack of affordable housing in its city, potentially making it difficult for fire fighters, teachers, and more to afford to live in the community.
WIS News
November 8, 2018, 10am PST
Linking zoning reform mandates to CDBG funding is not an effective way to change exclusionary zoning.
Brookings
November 7, 2018, 8am PST
Habitat for Humanity agreed to build a wall around 166 new affordable homes as a necessary compromise for approval.
NBC 2
November 6, 2018, 12pm PST
Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood is the scene for a very contemporary land use policy debate: how much affordable housing can cultivated from the development opportunities in proximity to transit lines?
Chicago Tribune
October 29, 2018, 9am PDT
Skyrocketing housing costs in California are pushing people out to other parts of the country.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
October 28, 2018, 9am PDT
The city has plans to increase affordable housing, but some areas are seeing more progress than others.
CityLab
October 27, 2018, 9am PDT
Vancouver Mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart has made some big, ambitious promises when it comes to housing construction in the expensive city.
The Globe and Mail
October 27, 2018, 7am PDT
Investors dominate the affordable homeownership market in New York City.
Crain's New York Business
Blog post
October 26, 2018, 6am PDT
In The Battle of Lincoln Park, Daniel Kay Hertz chronicles the gentrification of Lincoln Park, and shows how its residents displaced renters and the poor.
Michael Lewyn
October 25, 2018, 6am PDT
Over the last decade and a half, the city has put millions of dollars into affordable housing. But the help is not reaching Charlotte’s neediest residents.
The Charlotte Observer
October 23, 2018, 9am PDT
The public and the "urbanism cognoscenti" do not see eye to eye when it comes to housing policy. A new survey makes the disconnect in opinions on matters of supply, regulations, and affordable housing very clear.
Los Angeles Times
October 22, 2018, 10am PDT
Anti-poverty advocates had criticized the "pocket veto" as arbitrary and unfair—and the state agreed.
Los Angeles Times
October 22, 2018, 9am PDT
Cities like Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, and now Seattle are pursuing equity-based agendas for ADUs.
The Urbanist
October 20, 2018, 7am PDT
Ineffective in more way than one, San Diego's inclusionary zoning policy is under the microscope.
Voice of San Diego
October 15, 2018, 6am PDT
More landlords are refusing Section 8 vouchers for housing, neither willing to deal with the federal bureaucracy nor to risk missing out on the peak windfall of an expansive rental market.
The New York Times
October 12, 2018, 5am PDT
Occupying a site where Ford once manufactured automobiles, the eco-friendly, mixed-income development seeks to add 3,800 units of housing over the next decade.
Twin Cities
October 11, 2018, 7am PDT
It received a lot of press, but ultimately California's Senate Bill 827 went nowhere. Now, the state senator who introduced the bill is working with advocates who opposed it on another version that just might have better chances.
Curbed Los Angeles
October 10, 2018, 5am PDT
A bond referendum on the November ballot would help Austin increase its supply of affordable housing.
Next City