Affordable Housing

Yesterday
The Los Angeles Transit-Oriented Communities program, which offers development bonuses in exchange for affordable housing in developments near transit lines, is the city's most successful affordable housing tool.
The Real Deal
Yesterday
A new report from the Urban Institute aims to demystify the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.
Urban Institute
Yesterday
As City Council president, Ben Stuckart passed legislation to facilitate apartments and limit parking requirements. He hopes voters see the additional housing as a benefit.
The Pacific Northwest Inlander
2 days ago
Cities like San Francisco or New York can suck up all the oxygen for the conversation about housing affordability in the U.S. Meanwhile rapidly growing cities like Nashville, where the scope of a crisis of affordability is no less dire.
Tennessean
6 days ago
Black homeownership rates have been slow to recover from the great recession and the gap between whites and blacks in home ownership is bigger today than it was in the 1980s.
The Washington Post
July 10, 2018, 2pm PDT
Exurbs may be growing faster, but, when surveyed, Millennials report greater happiness in cities.
CityLab
July 10, 2018, 9am PDT
A new study shows that over the last several decades the price of real estate has been heavily influenced by the actual and anticipated effects of climate change.
CityLab
July 9, 2018, 2pm PDT
The Iowa State Supreme Court recently sided with a resident of a mobile home park over the city of Des Moines, which had worked to shut the entire mobile home park down.
Thomas Reuters Foundation
July 9, 2018, 7am PDT
A California November 2018 ballot initiative seeking to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act could have unintended consequences, according to Related California's Bill Witte.
The Planning Report
July 8, 2018, 7am PDT
And stop changing the subject, adds the Editorial Board of the San Francisco Chronicle.
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 7, 2018, 11am PDT
Voters will decide in November on the creation of a cannabis-friendly, publicly owned bank to invest in affordable housing.
Los Angeles Times
July 5, 2018, 11am PDT
Los Angeles is hoping that changes to the Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan will finally yield new residential developments.
Urbanize LA
July 1, 2018, 5am PDT
Whether or not U.S. housing is affordable comes down not only to cost but also to wages. Both vary dramatically from city to city.
The Brookings Institute
June 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
The city’s new $6.5 million "bridge shelters" are providing a place to stay, but not accomplishing what they set out to do.
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 26, 2018, 2pm PDT
Chicago's current housing policies aren't protecting or producing affordable housing in gentrifying areas, so Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing a restructuring of the government. Advocates are skeptical of the idea.
Chicago Tribune
June 26, 2018, 8am PDT
Low-income residents are more likely to use transit, and transit needs riders. The relationship seems ripe for mutual benefit.
TransitCenter
June 21, 2018, 2pm PDT
Mayor Jim Kenney could still veto the bill.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 20, 2018, 5am PDT
It's the 30th annual edition of the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University's "State of the Nation's Housing" report.
Joint Center for Housing Studies
June 19, 2018, 2pm PDT
A pair of interactive maps and a report compare access to opportunity in two very different neighborhoods. In both places, residents confront "friction of distance" and feel their input on public decision-making is limited.
Next City
June 15, 2018, 1pm PDT
A new company offers to install coach houses in homes, in exchange for a portion of the rent.
The Portland Tribune