Affordable Housing

Yesterday
A chance to participate in a lottery, which gets winners on a waitlist for federal housing assistance, pops up on the calendar as frequently as the Summer Olympics.
KUT
2 days ago
A new state law meant to overcome local barriers to development is having its first big test run in Cupertino, California.
The Mercury News
3 days ago
A new report on eviction data from Kansas City reveals systematic factors related to the housing crisis.
How Housing Matters
3 days ago
The redevelopment plan for the "Gulch" site could have created a potential Amazon headquarters location, but it's been tabled over concern about the return on the city's investment.
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution
4 days ago
A diverse Boston community alliance initially came together to maintain stability in neighborhoods affected by foreclosures. It has changed focus as its work has continued.
Next City
September 14, 2018, 10am PDT
Hundreds of homes built under Denver's affordable housing program were sold to buyers who didn't qualify for them. Now, the city is trying to clean up the mess.
Denver Post
September 11, 2018, 7am PDT
Mayor Jacob Frey wants $40 million of the city’s budget to fund programs related to housing affordability.
MinnPost
September 10, 2018, 9am PDT
After one year in action, the Transit Oriented Communities Affordable Housing Incentives Program has enabled a rare feat in Los Angeles: new development.
Urbanize LA
September 9, 2018, 11am PDT
A land trust is providing much-needed affordable housing relief after last year’s Hurricane Irma.
Next City
September 9, 2018, 9am PDT
A deep dive into what a Portland rent check pays for sheds light on strategies to help lower rising rents.
Sightline Institute
September 7, 2018, 11am PDT
Transit, affordable housing, TODs, active transportation and local governments should all come out ahead should Brown sign SB 961. The bill follows in the path of earlier legislation that created enhanced infrastructure finance districts.
Move LA
September 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
San Francisco desperately needs more housing, but many projects sit unfinished as developers face cost challenges.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 5, 2018, 6am PDT
Brookhaven, Georgia is rewriting its citywide zoning code, including density bonuses and mandatory inclusionary zoning in one of the new code's overlays.
Reporter Newspapers
August 31, 2018, 8am PDT
Are housing and housing finance two separate problems? California Assemblymember David Chiu and others in housing discuss how available finance tools could be employed to expand the capital pool for affordable housing projects.
The Planning Report
August 28, 2018, 7am PDT
A research program at Auburn University in Alabama seeks to go national, but experience from the program’s evolution means a cautious move forward.
Dwell
August 23, 2018, 12pm PDT
The tax allocation district set up to capture development value created by the Atlanta BeltLine has fallen short of its intended goals for creating and preserving affordable housing.
NextCity
August 23, 2018, 11am PDT
The New York City Council this month approved a rezoning plan for the neighborhood of Inwood, located at the northern tip of Manhattan.
Crain's New York Business
August 22, 2018, 7am PDT
Rochester, New York is launching the new Neighbors for Neighbors program.
WHEC
August 21, 2018, 1pm PDT
In a first for the island state, a partnership effort has initiated the construction of affordable units in Honolulu averaging 300 square feet apiece.
Hawaii News Now
August 14, 2018, 11am PDT
It's been radio silence from Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney since the City Council approved a dedicated stream of funding for affordable housing.
The Philadelphia Inquirer