Affordable Housing

Yesterday
A critique of New Jersey's housing policies lends historical perspective before taking an unexpected rhetorical turn.
The Star-Ledger
3 days ago
The city of Berkeley is exploring the sale of digital tokens—backed by municipal bonds—as a fundraising mechanism for affordable housing and other local priorities.
Business Insider
February 9, 2018, 6am PST
The borough of Emerson, New Jersey is testing the limits of eminent domain.
NorthJersey
February 8, 2018, 12pm PST
Will 2018 signal the end of the latest real estate cycle as we know it?
Modern Cities
February 8, 2018, 8am PST
CodeNEXT is one of the most ambitious, and controversial, zoning reform projects ongoing in the country, with lessons to offer planners all over the country in code writing, public outreach, and planning outcomes.
CodeNEXT
February 6, 2018, 9am PST
Given that 97 percent of California cities aren't meeting their housing targets, SB 35, last year's landmark "by-right" housing bill, now applies to projects that contain varying amounts of affordable units.
East Bay Times
February 5, 2018, 5am PST
Despite decades of our raising the issue of displacement in the face of rising rents, many Americans still do not see this as a call-to-action or a failure of public policy. Here is why our housing messaging may be backfiring.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
February 2, 2018, 9am PST
Low-income renters are requiring longer periods of rental assistance, and the trends show housing costs are a leading cause.
Modern Cities
January 31, 2018, 1pm PST
San Diego is one of the most expensive housing markets in the country and has the fourth highest homeless population. Planning activist Murtaza Baxamusa identifies four needed measures.
UrbDeZine
January 23, 2018, 11am PST
If approved, a City Council motion would mark a shift in how Los Angeles deals with a rising number of homeless residents.
Los Angeles Times
January 22, 2018, 7am PST
Wondering what a Community Land Trust is? Look no further.
Marketwatch
January 19, 2018, 9am PST
Philadelphia preserves affordable housing by investing $40 million into a new Housing Preservation Loan Program that will provide low interest loans of as much as $25,000 to fix up aging homes.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 18, 2018, 10am PST
Affordability is elusive in many of America's cities, but some of them made concrete efforts to fight that trend in 2017.
Next City
January 16, 2018, 1pm PST
A short and simple "explainer" post makes sense of why there seems to be so little ground on affordable housing issues in expensive urban areas.
Vox
January 16, 2018, 7am PST
After years of rising rents D.C., 2017 brought a bump in new apartment supply and a dip in apartment rents around the city.
Bisnow
January 12, 2018, 11am PST
Fort Lawton, an affordable housing proposal including over 200 units, got a warm reception at a meeting in Seattle.
The Stranger
January 11, 2018, 12pm PST
For the first time in four years, a quarterly survey indicates “market saturation in urban areas.”
Builder
January 9, 2018, 2pm PST
The median home value in Marin County is well over a million dollars, thanks in part to the county and its residents keeping low income housing and development out.
Los Angeles Times
January 4, 2018, 8am PST
The Los Angeles Times follows-up an earlier article on the dangers of building too close to freeways. It's a trade-off that the California Air Resources Board acknowledged last April with new guidelines that recognize the dire need for housing.
Los Angeles Times
January 4, 2018, 6am PST
Conceived as a stop-gap measure, New York City's cluster site program essentially pays landlords to house homeless people. Now, Mayor de Blasio wants to convert some of those sites directly into affordable units.
The New York Times