Affordable Housing

August 21, 2018, 1pm PDT
In a first for the island state, a partnership effort has initiated the construction of affordable units in Honolulu averaging 300 square feet apiece.
Hawaii News Now
August 14, 2018, 11am PDT
It's been radio silence from Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney since the City Council approved a dedicated stream of funding for affordable housing.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
August 14, 2018, 10am PDT
The city of South San Francisco recently approved a linkage fee for commercial developments, following the lead of a few other cities that have decided on linkage fees as a similar mechanism to fund affordable housing.
The Daily Journal
August 13, 2018, 7am PDT
As Denver continues to grow, the cost of housing in the city remains high for many. In response, the city plans to build 6,000 affordable units over the next five years.
Colorado Springs Gazette
August 9, 2018, 9am PDT
Concern about the city's supply of affordable housing is one of the key messages from the recent "geography of Jobs" report published by the New York Department of City Planning.
The Real Deal
August 8, 2018, 2pm PDT
Legislation on the verge of approval in Massachusetts would enact a linkage fee, in effect, that would generate revenue for funding affordable housing.
Governing
August 6, 2018, 6am PDT
Marisa Lago pens in an opinion piece supporting a regional approach to planning, timed for the release of a new "Geography of Jobs" report.
Medium
August 2, 2018, 9am PDT
New rules will require more affordable housing in affluent areas, but also allow more exceptions.
Bethesda Magazine
Blog post
August 1, 2018, 12pm PDT

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development devoted an entire issue of a quarterly newsletter to land use regulations and the idea that local laws are strangling the nation's supply of affordable housing.

James Brasuell
July 31, 2018, 7am PDT
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) recently proposed legislation that would create a refundable tax credit for qualifying rental households.
Next City
July 29, 2018, 7am PDT
The city of Philadelphia shows that not all affordability crises are created with the same mix of supply and demand.
PlanPhilly
July 23, 2018, 11am PDT
Transit can advance social equity and provide access to opportunity—but only if agencies work for inclusive planning and resource allocation.
Streetsblog USA
July 20, 2018, 5am PDT
A list of responses to the statement, "We Can't Build Our Way Out of This Problem."
Shelterforce
July 18, 2018, 8am PDT
The Los Angeles Transit-Oriented Communities program, which offers development bonuses in exchange for affordable housing in developments near transit lines, is the city's most successful affordable housing tool.
The Real Deal
July 18, 2018, 5am PDT
A new report from the Urban Institute aims to demystify the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.
Urban Institute
July 17, 2018, 2pm PDT
As City Council president, Ben Stuckart passed legislation to facilitate apartments and limit parking requirements. He hopes voters see the additional housing as a benefit.
The Pacific Northwest Inlander
July 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
Cities like San Francisco or New York can suck up all the oxygen for the conversation about housing affordability in the U.S. Meanwhile rapidly growing cities like Nashville, where the scope of a crisis of affordability is no less dire.
Tennessean
July 12, 2018, 12pm PDT
Black homeownership rates have been slow to recover from the great recession and the gap between whites and blacks in home ownership is bigger today than it was in the 1980s.
The Washington Post
July 10, 2018, 2pm PDT
Exurbs may be growing faster, but, when surveyed, Millennials report greater happiness in cities.
CityLab
July 10, 2018, 9am PDT
A new study shows that over the last several decades the price of real estate has been heavily influenced by the actual and anticipated effects of climate change.
CityLab