Affordable Housing

3 days ago
Trevor McNeil and his wife make a little too much for their family of five to be eligible for low income subsidies. If one of them were to quit their job, they fear they wouldn't be able to afford the lifestyle they want to live.
The Bay City Beacon
April 13, 2017, 8am PDT
Seeing "No Matter Where You're From" signs in liberal-leaning towns makes me both smile and cringe. Why? Because I know the tolerant message belies the real feelings many have towards neighbors, not from other countries, but "other" neighborhoods.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
April 9, 2017, 5am PDT
Non-profit developers are joining forces to increase their buying power in the pricey New York housing market.
Next City
April 3, 2017, 2pm PDT
Has the Swedish retailer made a major breakthrough in affordable housing?
Modern Cities
April 3, 2017, 8am PDT
Cutting millions in federal aid to the New York City Housing Authority will "evaporate" years of progress in the city, said the agency's CEO.
The Wall Street Jounal
April 2, 2017, 7am PDT
Fighting a plan to develop new affordable housing, some residents of Apalachicola, Florida prefer an effort to restore the town's dilapidated, though historic, housing stock.
The New York Times
March 31, 2017, 10am PDT
Developers have a lot of opinions about how to fix New York's housing market (probably not a surprise) and not all of them consider themselves to be evil (maybe a little bit of a surprise).
City Limits
March 30, 2017, 8am PDT
Communities across Nebraska report plenty of jobs to go around, but not enough housing for the workers to fulfill the demand.
Omaha World-Herald
March 29, 2017, 6am PDT
As the supply of affordable housing in Gowanus continues to diminish, a new coalition demands that any rezoning plan fill the gaps.
The Real Deal
Blog post
March 28, 2017, 2pm PDT
Some commentators argue that even if cities allow housing supply to expand, more permissive zoning will cause land prices to increase, causing rents to rise rather than fall. This post disagrees.
Michael Lewyn
March 23, 2017, 11am PDT
By-right zoning is seen as a critical strategy to help solve the affordable housing crisis. Here's how to get the process correct.
Modern Cities
March 20, 2017, 12pm PDT
A bill currently in committee in Oregon would raise revenue for the state's housing accounts by ending a subsidy used only by residents who own more than one property around the state.
Statesman Journal
March 20, 2017, 8am PDT
HUD has a complicated and controversial history, and it's all coming into play as the Trump Administration proposes funding cuts and installs problematic leadership.
Curbed
March 16, 2017, 12pm PDT
Shared ownership model of artist housing transforming Indianapolis block from vacant to vibrant and seeks to keep prices stable over the long term.
Modern Cities
March 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
A bill with anti-gentrification goals would charge developers who intend to knock down homes along the city’s new bike trail.
Chicago Tribune
March 13, 2017, 11am PDT
The Sacramento Bee follows-up a revealing report on lower income workers leaving California due largely to exorbitant housing costs with an editorial endorsing legislation by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco to address the source of the problem.
The Sacramento Bee
March 11, 2017, 7am PST
Here are some observations that may shed light on the mystery of why—despite creating every incentive that planners can conceive—we are failing to produce affordable housing at the level we need.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
March 8, 2017, 5am PST
The city of Atlanta is building new housing, but very little of it is affordable. A new bond is intended to make a dent in that trend.
WABE
March 3, 2017, 10am PST
San Diego invested $1.5 billion in tax increment to increase housing in its downtown but displaced affordable housing with unaffordable housing. Housing planner, developer and advocate, Murtaza Baxamusa gives some answers and asks some questions.
UrbDeZine
March 1, 2017, 6am PST
A development on Chicago's Northside faces protests and picketers who don't want new density, height, or low income residents.
Chicago Reader