Affordable Housing

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Alternative models of homeownership involving shared equity may be able to offset the urban housing crunch. They include the subjects of this discussion: community land trusts and housing co-ops.
CityLab
May 14, 2019, 7am PDT
Planners are expected to play a major role in an ambitious housing initiative proposed by Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Greater Greater Washington
May 13, 2019, 6am PDT
Miami doesn’t get as much attention as cities like New York City and San Francisco for the cost of housing, but 61 percent of renters in the city are cost-burdened, and 71 percent of the city's residents are residents.
Smart Cities Dive
May 13, 2019, 5am PDT
Eight homes, varying in size from 250 square feet to 500 square feet have been approved in an Atlanta suburb.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city of Austin is using density bonus as an incentive for developers to include affordable housing in new developments.
Austin Monitor
May 11, 2019, 7am PDT
The city of Atlanta has allocated $11.9 million of its $45 million budget for the Beltline for affordable housing.
Curbed Atlanta
May 10, 2019, 2pm PDT
Single-room-occupancy hotels are providing much-needed affordable housing for the city’s most vulnerable residents.
Oregon Live
May 10, 2019, 5am PDT
The march of progress continues.
Curbed
May 6, 2019, 11am PDT
Recent studies have called into question the predominant narratives on gentrification. A more precise definition of the term as it works in the United States is required.
Slate
May 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Easing ADU regulations has led to some new construction in the Twin Cities, but the additional units have made a small dent in the area’s affordable housing problem.
MinnPost
May 1, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of New Orleans needs approval from the State Legislature and the state's voters before it can implement tax relief measures meant to give more first-time homebuyers access to the housing market.
The New Orleans Advocate
Blog post
April 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Inclusivity requirements should be used with caution. Increasing the portion of below-market housing units tends to reduce total housing production, particularly moderate-priced homes.
Todd Litman
April 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
While accessory dwelling units have the potential to ease California’s housing crisis, homeowners still find the construction process difficult to navigate.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 21, 2019, 9am PDT
The San Diego City Council's Land Use and Housing Commission approved a density bonus program to provide incentives for developers to build middle- and low-income housing.
The San Diego Union Tribune
April 21, 2019, 5am PDT
Minneapolis is realigning its affordable housing practices as the nationwide as the pressures of the housing affordability crisis increase.
MinnPost
April 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
Teachers can't afford to live in the neighborhoods where they teach in California—the biggest gap between teachers' wages and the cost of housing is found in the Bay Area.
EdSource
April 18, 2019, 12pm PDT
Current Texas law grants state representatives significant power over whether affordable developments receive federal tax credits. Controversially, several representatives have proposed the reduction of their own authority in that regard.
Next City
April 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Columbus approved an emergency allotment of capital improvement bond funding for housing, and the launch of an affordable housing strategy process.
WCBE
April 13, 2019, 1pm PDT
The legislation would make nonprofit organizations more competitive in the real estate market by letting them get ahead of speculators.
NextCity
April 13, 2019, 9am PDT
In the run-up to a municipal primary scheduled for May 21, Philadelphia's City Council has introduced a range of bills to address housing affordability and tenants' rights.
Next City