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Affordable Housing

June 28, 2020, 9am PDT
A proposed capital gains tax would invest $37 million per year in solving affordable housing and homelessness crises in Seattle.
The Urbanist
June 28, 2020, 5am PDT
For insights into the gentrification of U.S. urban areas, researchers studied high-income buyers of housing in lower-income neighborhoods. To slow gentrification, the housing supply must be boosted, say the researchers.
Urban Institute
June 25, 2020, 7am PDT
Focusing on zoning in hot-market urban centers misses economic realities—and major opportunities.
Shelterforce Magazine
June 24, 2020, 11am PDT
SPUR's housing report, "What Will it Really Take to Create an Affordable Bay Area," found that it will take 2.2 million units in the next 50 years to avoid worsening housing inequality.
SPUR
June 19, 2020, 6am PDT
Inclusionary zoning requires new developments to include affordable units, but many cities allow developers to bypass this by paying an off-site fee. Is the fee-out option getting unfairly demonized?
Shelterforce Magazine
May 28, 2020, 5am PDT
Renters in smaller multi-family buildings and single-family homes are faced with larger economic challenges during the pandemic, according to new analysis by researchers at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
May 27, 2020, 6am PDT
The Emergency Relief for Affordable Multifamily Properties Program is designed to keep multi-family property owners from entering default.
Next City
May 20, 2020, 5am PDT
A planned development made possible by a ground lease with the county could add over a thousands mixed income units to the housing market in Miami.
Miami Herald
May 11, 2020, 12pm PDT
The coronavirus crisis is highlighting the contributions of cities as well as their vulnerabilities and the planning issues that need to be priorities in the future.
The City Fix
April 30, 2020, 10am PDT
The prospect of a large mixed-use development on a 17-acre parking lot in the center of San Francisco took a substantial step forward this week.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 29, 2020, 5am PDT
A controversial but sweeping housing initiative in New York City, one of Mayor Bill de Blasio's signature initiatives, had a full head of steam before the coronavirus. Now it's facing drastic cuts.
Politico
April 27, 2020, 6am PDT
Democratic presidential candidates made the housing crisis part of their platforms. What might a President Biden do to ease the shortage?
Shelterforce Magazine
April 20, 2020, 9am PDT
The pre-existing condition of the California housing market will make it very difficult to meet the demands of the state's residents as unemployment spikes in the state.
Los Angeles Times
April 16, 2020, 6am PDT
An expanded housing voucher program is needed to address the medium- and long-term economic consequences of COVID-19.
Shelterforce Magazine
April 14, 2020, 9am PDT
Reduced demand for office space after coronavirus could lead New York landlords to consider the conversion of offices to residential spaces.
The Real Deal
April 13, 2020, 8am PDT
An interview on the critical importance of securing quality affordable housing during the pandemic, coupled with the challenge of responding to the operational needs of ongoing development projects.
The Planning Report
April 12, 2020, 7am PDT
How do we balance the need to provide job training to those incarcerated with the need to ensure that prisoners are not exploited for their work?
Shelterforce Magazine
March 26, 2020, 11am PDT
The story of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, illustrates the class tensions that arise when an idealized vision of life close to nature butts up against the realities of wealth, privilege, and social inequality.
Outside
March 16, 2020, 6am PDT
It’s not "luxury" factors that make housing in Washington, D.C., extremely expensive.
WAMU
March 9, 2020, 11am PDT
The country’s economic pie is sliced up differently now as growth in metropolitan areas involves either income or population increases—but not both.
The New York Times