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Affordable Housing

8 hours ago
Burdened by rising housing costs, many millennials are finding it increasingly difficult to pay off debt or save for the future.
2 days ago
Less restrictive permit laws and pre-fabricated, pre-approved building options are spurring more homeowners to build backyard additions.
Bloomberg CityLab
Blog post
3 days ago
The significance of the Biden administration's expansive view of infrastructure is reflected in the flood of commentary published in the week since the public's first look at the American Jobs Plan.
James Brasuell
April 1, 2021, 11am PDT
Any new affordable housing projects in NYC that receive city money must wire the building for high-speed internet and provide broadband at no cost to the tenants, new city rules say.
Next City
March 31, 2021, 10am PDT
Despite receiving $10 million in rental assistance through a state-run program, landlords in Arizona have filed thousands of evictions since the pandemic began.
Arizona Republic
March 29, 2021, 7am PDT
With increasing pressure on the nation's supply of affordable housing, low- and middle-income renters are seeing their rents go up while higher-quality apartments drop prices to lure back remote workers.
The Washington Post
March 26, 2021, 6am PDT
A housing policy debate is taking place on the editorial pages of Cincinnati publications.
Blog post
March 25, 2021, 5am PDT
Patrick Condon's new book, "Sick City: Disease, Race, Inequality and Urban Land" recommends tax reforms and housing subsidies to create more affordable and inclusive communities. It is attractive propaganda that deserves critical analysis.
Todd Litman
March 24, 2021, 9am PDT
A new survey of unprecedented scale offers insight into the diverse range of inclusionary housing programs and the keys to the success of inclusionary zoning programs.
Shelterforce Magazine
March 24, 2021, 7am PDT
New numbers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development show "devastating" growth in the number of unhoused people in the United States in January 2020.
March 23, 2021, 6am PDT
Under the new regulations, homeowners must register for a license and collect city hotel taxes for short-term rental properties.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
March 23, 2021, 5am PDT
The massive River Ring Waterfront Master Plan includes two towers containing 1,050 residential units, a three-acre beach, and 5,000 square feet of community kiosks.
Urbanize New York
March 22, 2021, 8am PDT
To fix the housing crisis, cities should focus on "missing middle housing" and multi-family development.
In These Times
March 21, 2021, 9am PDT
If implemented, the Home in Tacoma Project would create new housing categories to encourage more multi-family buildings.
March 19, 2021, 8am PDT
While some lawmakers oppose recent efforts to reform housing policies, others argue the state's affordability crisis calls for bold action.
OC Register
March 15, 2021, 11am PDT
Patrick Condon argues that increasing density without affordability inflates urban land values, resulting in nearly all of the value of labor and creative enterprise of entrepreneurs in regional economies being absorbed as land wealth.
The Planning Report
March 11, 2021, 12pm PST
It's been over four years since the city of Portland implemented an inclusionary zoning policy that required all new apartment developments to set aside a portion of units for low- and moderate-income housing.
City Observatory
March 11, 2021, 6am PST
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy recently published a report to identify local government actions to ensure stable and affordable places to live for everyone.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
March 8, 2021, 12pm PST
Los Angeles' ADU Standard Plan Program will offer homeowners a set of pre-approved designs that will save them time and money.
Los Angeles Times
March 5, 2021, 8am PST
After moving forward with parking and zoning reforms, the Berkeley City Council is also considering a new Affordable Housing Overlay on a model previously adopted in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Beyond Chron