Affordable Housing

1 hour ago
Even with tons of building permits already issued this year, the outlook for the state’s affordability crisis is pretty grim.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
One of the main forces behind Measure S spills her thoughts on Hollywood, homelessness and what’s wrong with planning in Los Angeles.
Curbed Los Angeles
4 days ago
Swaths of the city of Philadelphia could see increased parking minimums if a new version of a bill that failed in 2016 makes its way through City Council.
PlanPhilly
4 days ago
It’s "dramatically higher" than any number under discussion, and not even close to what the city will raise with its new tax on large businesses.
Crosscut
6 days ago
The Seattle City Council, prompted by pressure from Mayor Jenny Durkan, approved a smaller version of the "Head Tax" that provoked the ire of Amazon.
The Urbanist
May 14, 2018, 9am PDT
Though the California housing bill was a high-profile failure for pro-development activists, there are initiatives all over the country that carry its spirit.
CityLab
May 11, 2018, 9am PDT
Prices remain depressed in most formerly redlined neighborhoods, but several such areas in Denver now boast higher home values than the city as a whole.
The Denver Post
May 9, 2018, 9am PDT
Aerial photos show just how completely some areas of the city were transformed before the building typology was eliminated earlier this week.
The Denver Post
May 7, 2018, 8am PDT
The Golden State may have the nation's most severe housing crisis, but there is one area of state housing policy where it shines, becoming a model for other states that want to advance accessory dwelling units, also called granny or in-law units.
Next City
May 7, 2018, 6am PDT
In Australia, a new study will determine the best ways to make high-density developments healthy places to live.
Diabetes.co.uk
May 5, 2018, 11am PDT
Amazon, a company with cities throwing money at its feet all over the country, has decided to halt construction on an expansion in its hometown over a proposed "head tax."
The New York Times
May 2, 2018, 11am PDT
Despite new construction, Miami homes remain stubbornly expensive. An opinion piece for Next City makes the case for community land trusts as a solution.
Next City
May 1, 2018, 1pm PDT
According to a new study, fewer than 10 percent of homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are priced for first-time buyers.
The Dallas Morning News
April 30, 2018, 11am PDT
Some oppose housing on the grounds that building in expensive cities just makes more homes for rich people. According to and, while there's some truth to that, adding housing beats the alternative.
Vox
April 28, 2018, 11am PDT
The measure would repeal the 1996 Costa-Hawkins Act that places limits on rent control ordinances. Repealing the act would allow cities with rent control to consider expanding rent control to provide tenants greater protections.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 27, 2018, 2pm PDT
"And you know why they made the new twenties? Cause I got all the old ones."
City Observatory
April 27, 2018, 12pm PDT
Cities across America have a housing crisis on their hands—should they be talking more about trailer parks?
CityLab
April 26, 2018, 9am PDT
After a state decision to abolish California's redevelopment agencies seven years ago, Los Angeles still received some of that money, directing it to city services instead of affordable housing.
Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2018, 5am PDT
The city of Charlotte has a funding gap to make up if it wants to keep its promises about how much affordable housing to build or maintain in the short term.
The Charlotte Observer
April 23, 2018, 11am PDT
AB 2923, which would allow the Bay Area Rapid Transit District to rezone their properties near stations for transit-oriented development, passed its first committee. The California chapter of APA objects to the preemption of local land use authority.
California Chapter of American Planning Association