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Affordable Housing

4 days ago
The planned National Public Housing Museum, expected to open in 2021, will draw attention to a highly contested subject and connect to the relevance provided by contemporary anxieties about housing.
CityLab
5 days ago
The Home SF plan was supposed to usher in a wave of new housing development on transit corridors in San Francisco. Now, 2.5 years later, that promise might finally be ready to become reality.
San Francisco Chronicle
6 days ago
The Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan has attracted so much attention for its changes to single-family zoning, the inclusionary zoning recommended by the plan has flown under the radar.
StarTribune
Blog post
December 1, 2019, 1pm PST
To increase affordability communities should support moderate-priced housing development. This increases housing options for middle-income households, and for lower-income through filtering, as households move from low- to moderate-priced units.
Todd Litman
November 27, 2019, 10am PST
Details of the community benefits package promised as part of Amazon's HQ2 development deal with Arlington County, Virginia made news this week.
WTOP
November 26, 2019, 8am PST
California's Senate Bill 35 is touted by affordable housing advocates and other pro-development forces as an example of what good developments can happen when local obstructions are moved out of the way by the state.
The Mercury News
November 21, 2019, 12pm PST
The idea that new development results in rising costs for renters in the surrounding neighborhood drives a new effort in Los Angeles.
Curbed Los Angeles
November 21, 2019, 10am PST
Bill Witte, CEO and chairman of Related California, discusses how state and local governments ought to respond to the state’s challenges with housing affordability, growth in homelessness, and 'missing middle' housing supply.
The Planning Report
November 19, 2019, 11am PST
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) offers perspective on the U.S. housing crisis, the scale and complexity of which he argues demands affirmative federal action.
The Planning Report
November 19, 2019, 5am PST
A large affordable housing development will be built on the former site of a hospital in the Rockaway Peninsula neighborhood of Queens.
Crain's New York Business
November 18, 2019, 8am PST
The South Florida Housing Link Collaborative is working to develop and preserve affordable housing along South Florida's intercity rail line, in the process of transitioning to the Virgin Trains USA brand, as prices along the route climb.
Miami Herald
November 17, 2019, 9am PST
This month's election yielded mixed results on housing. The pros: a solid victory for pro-housing Mayor London Breed and two affordable housing measures. The con: likely more anti-housing sentiment on the Board of Supervisors.
The San Francisco Chronicle
November 15, 2019, 10am PST
The city of Clovis, California, didn't become 70 percent white by accident, according to the plaintiffs for a lawsuit in Fresno County Superior Court.
Fresno Bee
November 11, 2019, 1pm PST
An editorial cites newly released analysis of changes on the North Brooklyn Waterfront since a 2005 rezoning.
The New York Post
November 9, 2019, 1pm PST
New multibillion-dollar affordable housing commitments from leading tech firms may build out thousands of units, but that's nothing next to California's gargantuan housing shortage.
The New York Times
November 8, 2019, 11am PST
The city worked with the owners of an apartment building to maintain lower rents so longtime residents would not be displaced after renovations.
Detroit Free Press
November 8, 2019, 10am PST
A trio of housing reforms would allow increases in housing density and make anti-displacement a policy priority in Portland, Oregon.
The Oregonian
November 7, 2019, 9am PST
Along with a commitment to produce more affordable housing, Washington D.C. is making general amendments to its Comprehensive Plan. The result may be more "honesty" and nuance around housing.
Greater Greater Washington
November 5, 2019, 11am PST
Two proposed pieces of legislation would create a new revenue stream for Philadelphia's affordable housing efforts and protect tenants of existing affordable units.
WHYY
November 4, 2019, 12pm PST
It's been a big year for tech giants pledging money to mitigate the affordability crisis in the regions and cities they call home. Apple joins a club that includes Google, Facebook, and Microsoft.
Los Angeles Times