Affordable Housing

February 14, 2019, 7am PST
Stakeholders in Cincinnati have begun the process of drafting a citywide blueprint to tackle its shortage of affordable housing. The process is just getting started, but the need is already immense.
WCPO
February 14, 2019, 6am PST
The suburb made famous by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway is considering an inclusionary zoning ordinance in the hopes of enabling more affordable housing development.
Oak Leaves (Chicago Tribune)
February 12, 2019, 2pm PST
San Francisco Mayor London Breed is proposing major reforms of the permitting process for affordable housing and accessory dwelling unit projects in the city. The idea is that cheaper projects are much easier to build.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 11, 2019, 11am PST
The new linear park will use land under the city’s elevated rail tracks. Worries, however, are emerging about the effects the project will have on surrounding communities, particularly related to affordable housing.
Next City
February 7, 2019, 9am PST
San Francisco Mayor London Breed is fighting hard to make it easier to develop affordable housing in the cost-impacted city. A fight will likely be required.
The Bay City Beacon
February 5, 2019, 12pm PST
A new law in Portland, Maine could be the first to charge an affordable housing fee from new hotel developments.
Portland Press Herald
February 2, 2019, 7am PST
Seattle is going beyond transit oriented development by building apartments on parcels of land near stations.
CityLab
February 1, 2019, 2pm PST
As more people head to Idaho to escape cities they cannot afford, Boise is encouraging growth and also grappling with the consequences.
Curbed
January 30, 2019, 12pm PST
Gov. Gavin Newsom, only weeks into his new office, had warned cities that his office would hold them accountable for failing to meet their housing requirements. On Friday, he directed Attorney General Xavier Bacerra to sue Hungtinton Beach.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 27, 2019, 1pm PST
California's new governor has sent a strong signal to local governments: build housing to comply with state law or else.
Los Angeles Times
January 24, 2019, 10am PST
You might have read that headline and wondered why other wealthy tech companies aren't stepping up to make contributions to their home towns. There is a lot to understand about this news before jumping to conclusions.
The Seattle Times
January 23, 2019, 6am PST
Housing advocates still expect controversies over the loss of parking to make room for thousands of affordable housing units.
CBC
January 16, 2019, 8am PST
An annual reports finds a growing number of homelessness in Utah. That information, coupled with mistakes in earlier reports, casts doubt on the state's record of success in housing vulnerable populations.
Place
January 14, 2019, 11am PST
Developers pay impact fees to fund affordable housing and job programs, but the mayor wants the city to have more discretion around changing the requirements.
The Boston Globe
January 14, 2019, 9am PST
"Chicago Land Use: A Guide for Communities" is a new online resource whose release has been accompanied by community events to share info and empower Chicagoans to understand the zoning where they live.
South Side Weekly
January 14, 2019, 8am PST
Newly inaugurated California Gov. Gavin Newsom made waves on Thursday in his budget address, threatening cities and counties with the possibility of losing a portion of their gas tax subventions if they fail to meet their state housing requirements.
Streetsblog California
January 13, 2019, 11am PST
The city of St. Petersburg provides a model for transforming blight to a blessing.
Governing
January 10, 2019, 11am PST
Governor Gavin Newsom talks tough on housing in California.
Curbed
January 10, 2019, 10am PST
St. Paul, Minnesota, is working on its comprehensive plan, and advocates want to see upzoning changes similar to what happened in Minneapolis.
Star Tribune
January 9, 2019, 1pm PST
Minneapolis is setting a bold example by ending single-family zoning, but chances are a similar change won’t be coming to Philadelphia.
PlanPhilly