Affordable Housing

Dilapidated vacant wood slat house painted white in Louisiana

The Quiet Housing Crisis in Rural America

While housing shortages in major cities are grabbing headlines, rural communities are seeing higher rates of growth in housing prices and a silently spreading homelessness crisis.

March 20, 2023 - The Daily Yonder

High-Rise Development

San Francisco Nonprofit Accused of Neglecting Tenants, Misusing Funds

A major housing organization with city contracts is neglecting poor housing conditions in its buildings while amassing lobbying power and political influence.

March 16, 2023 - The San Francisco Standard

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A Look at Planned Jersey City Public Housing Redevelopment

Plans for the Holland Gardens complex include a complete reconstruction of the site and mixed-income housing.

March 14, 2023 - Urbanize New York

Washington D.C. - The White House

White House Budget Proposal Includes Over $175 Billion for Housing

The proposed budget seeks to expand the housing voucher program, incentivize housing production, and promote zoning reform, but will likely face strong opposition from congressional Republicans.

March 13, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

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Study: Many American Seniors Can’t Afford to ‘Age in Place’

A lack of affordable housing and access to services and amenities make it difficult for many seniors to remain in their long-term homes or communities.

February 28, 2023 - Harvard Magazine

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How Single-Family Zoning Became Unaffordable for Families

Zoning regulations designed to boost the housing supply for families have contributed to a housing crisis that makes housing costs a major burden for many American families.

February 27, 2023 - Discourse Magazine

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New Federal Grant Program Supports Transit-Oriented Housing

Local governments can apply for part of a $5 million program aimed at helping them identify appropriate sites, preserve affordable housing, and build more housing near transit.

February 21, 2023 - Route Fifty

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Baltimore Sees Steep Drop in Unhoused Residents

The city exceeded its goals for providing housing and creating new affordable housing units in 2022.

February 17, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

Los Angeles

New All-Affordable Zone Proposed for L.A.’s Skid Row

A Los Angeles Times editorial argues that Skid Row’s future should learn from the mistakes of the past.

February 16, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

Texas State Capital

Development Proposed Under Austin’s New Vertical Mixed-Use Law

A seven-story building will be exempt from local height regulations in exchange for providing affordable housing.

February 15, 2023 - Towers

Michigan State Capital

Michigan Planning for Affordable Housing Production

Housing affordability is on the political agenda in Michigan.

February 14, 2023 - Midland Daily News

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Bay Area Towns Weigh ‘Infantilizing’ Proposals to Avoid State Housing Mandates

In another desperate bid to avoid rezoning for affordable housing, some Bay Area towns are pushing housing for developmentally disabled adults as an alternative—but the proposals are likely illegal, disability rights advocates say.

February 13, 2023 - SFGate

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Bay Area Cities Largely Miss Housing Element Deadline

Only four Bay Area cities have won the state’s approval for their housing elements, which are required to meet the state’s ambitious housing production targets.

February 12, 2023 - Globe St.

Houston, Construction

Houston Mayor Halts Affordable Housing Deals

The mayor wants to examine the true benefits and impacts of a state law meant to boost affordable housing production that allows developers to exempt their projects from property taxes.

February 10, 2023 - Houston Chronicle

A map showing proposed zones for future development in the city of Rochester, New York.

APA Releases ‘Equity in Zoning’ Guide

The guide provides a framework for assessing and improving equity in housing policy.

February 9, 2023 - American Planning Association

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San Francisco Housing Plan Gets State Approval

The city cleared a major hurdle as its housing plan, which paves the way for 82,000 new homes by 2030, is certified by the state.

February 8, 2023 - KALW

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Hawaii State Bills Could Limit or Expand Affordable Housing Law

Some legislators see a law that provides a zoning exemption to affordable housing builders as a necessary way to alleviate the housing crisis, while others worry about the impact of fast-tracked development on land zoned for conservation.

February 8, 2023 - Honolulu Civil Beat

Aerial view of large suburban homes in Rochester, New York

New York Affordable Housing Tax Incentive Targets Suburbs

If Gov. Hochul’s proposed budget passes, the new tax abatement would incentivize affordable housing development in the state’s smaller municipalities.

February 7, 2023 - Crain's Business New York

Colorful waterfront homes in Maine finshing village

Maine Housing Market Tightens as New, Younger Residents Move In

State leaders see the influx of younger residents as a boon to Maine’s economy, but this could come at the expense of affordable housing.

February 7, 2023 - Chicago News Cooperative/The New York Times

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Milwaukee County Makes Substantial Progress on Homelessness

In 2022, the county’s point-in-time count of unhoused people reflected just 18 individuals, the lowest in the country.

February 3, 2023 - Urban Milwaukee

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Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) AmeriCorps Program

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HUD’s 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase

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