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Affordable Housing

17 hours ago
There's no draft rezoning plan for SoHo yet, but there's plenty of controversy.
Gothamist
6 days ago
Proposition E, a ballot initiative up for vote in San Francisco in May, is one of the most radical planning positions in recent years, attempting to reduce housing costs by limiting housing demand.
Mission Local
6 days ago
We shouldn’t have to scale down the idea of basic economic security to fit inside the dimensions of a tiny house. But that’s precisely what we’re doing.
Shelterforce Magazine
January 14, 2020, 12pm PST
When housing costs are high, lower-income residents are not the only ones who end up struggling.
WAMU
January 14, 2020, 7am PST
Although a development near downtown Louisville, Kentucky, is moving forward, not everyone agrees it is the best use of the parcel and the right project for the city.
The New York Times
January 9, 2020, 11am PST
A state constitutional amendment from the 1950s has been used to hold back public housing, but voters could have a chance to strike it down later this year.
The Mercury News
January 8, 2020, 9am PST
State and local lawmakers hope that recent reforms to the Washington State Environmental Policy Act are only an initial step toward ending the law's use as a tool for delaying affordable housing plans.
Crosscut
January 8, 2020, 5am PST
Next City's Jared Brey reviews a year of developments in housing politics and policy, teasing out several big trends.
Next City
January 7, 2020, 5am PST
Among a package of bills that died in the pocket of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney at the beginning of the New Yer was a bill intended to ensure that developers contribute to communities.
PlanPhilly
January 6, 2020, 10am PST
As California continues to grapple with staggering housing issues, France's experience offers lessons about the kinds of housing policies and strategies that work.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 30, 2019, 9am PST
Municipalities can help fill in a crucial piece of the affordable housing puzzle by making public land accessible for development.
Housing Matters
December 30, 2019, 7am PST
Much of the debate about housing shortages and rising housing costs focuses on single-family housing as the main culprit. But could it also be part of the solution?
Curbed
December 29, 2019, 7am PST
Fast-rising rents in Phoenix mean housing costs are out of reach for more residents, and the city is no longer considered a place where affordable housing is easy to find.
The Mercury News
December 28, 2019, 7am PST
Many homes in Philadelphia are in need of repairs, and low-income renters are most affected by substandard housing.
WHYY
December 24, 2019, 5am PST
A court decision to toss a signature rezoning plan of the de Blasio administration in New York City had immediate repercussions for a development proposal that would have added hundreds of new affordable housing units.
Crain's New York Business
December 19, 2019, 2pm PST
The Los Angeles City Council has approved a rule that residential buildings on city property will have to be 100 percent affordable.
Curbed Los Angeles
December 19, 2019, 6am PST
An ambitious plan to build 40,000 new affordable housing units in the next ten years will require the support of local politicians as well as elected officials at the provincial and federal levels.
The Star
December 18, 2019, 1pm PST
A California cooperative brings together investors to make homeownership more accessible and finance housing projects that help to slow gentrification.
Next City
December 17, 2019, 11am PST
Atlanta's worsening housing affordability set the stage for a controversy over the city's use of eminent domain to build a new park and stormwater retention facility.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 16, 2019, 1pm PST
The Salinas Valley in California is an agricultural powerhouse, but homelessness and hunger abound. Finding affordable housing is becoming increasingly difficult, even for people with jobs.
The California Sunday Magazine