Affordable Housing

October 27, 2018, 9am PDT
Vancouver Mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart has made some big, ambitious promises when it comes to housing construction in the expensive city.
The Globe and Mail
October 27, 2018, 7am PDT
Investors dominate the affordable homeownership market in New York City.
Crain's New York Business
Blog post
October 26, 2018, 6am PDT
In The Battle of Lincoln Park, Daniel Kay Hertz chronicles the gentrification of Lincoln Park, and shows how its residents displaced renters and the poor.
Michael Lewyn
October 25, 2018, 6am PDT
Over the last decade and a half, the city has put millions of dollars into affordable housing. But the help is not reaching Charlotte’s neediest residents.
The Charlotte Observer
October 23, 2018, 9am PDT
The public and the "urbanism cognoscenti" do not see eye to eye when it comes to housing policy. A new survey makes the disconnect in opinions on matters of supply, regulations, and affordable housing very clear.
Los Angeles Times
October 22, 2018, 10am PDT
Anti-poverty advocates had criticized the "pocket veto" as arbitrary and unfair—and the state agreed.
Los Angeles Times
October 22, 2018, 9am PDT
Cities like Austin, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, and now Seattle are pursuing equity-based agendas for ADUs.
The Urbanist
October 20, 2018, 7am PDT
Ineffective in more way than one, San Diego's inclusionary zoning policy is under the microscope.
Voice of San Diego
October 15, 2018, 6am PDT
More landlords are refusing Section 8 vouchers for housing, neither willing to deal with the federal bureaucracy nor to risk missing out on the peak windfall of an expansive rental market.
The New York Times
October 12, 2018, 5am PDT
Occupying a site where Ford once manufactured automobiles, the eco-friendly, mixed-income development seeks to add 3,800 units of housing over the next decade.
Twin Cities
October 11, 2018, 7am PDT
It received a lot of press, but ultimately California's Senate Bill 827 went nowhere. Now, the state senator who introduced the bill is working with advocates who opposed it on another version that just might have better chances.
Curbed Los Angeles
October 10, 2018, 5am PDT
A bond referendum on the November ballot would help Austin increase its supply of affordable housing.
Next City
October 9, 2018, 12pm PDT
A San Jose Unified School District plan to relocate several schools and build affordable housing in their place has sparked controversy. The district says teachers increasingly can't afford to live in the area.
The Mercury News
October 5, 2018, 1pm PDT
New municipal and state laws have made it possible for Seattle to sell excess land to affordable housing developers at below-market rates, or even to give it away.
Crosscut
Blog post
October 5, 2018, 8am PDT
When neighborhoods are allowed to plan and zone without considering the regionwide interest in increasing housing stock, scarcity results.
Michael Lewyn
October 4, 2018, 2pm PDT
San Diego finds itself having to explain how its inclusionary zoning program spending diverged from expectations.
Voice of San Diego
October 3, 2018, 10am PDT
In California, rent control continues to be a hotly contested issue at both the local and state levels.
Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2018, 5am PDT
Philadelphia is sweetening the deal in a proposal that would offer developers density bonuses if they send money to the city's Housing Trust Fund.
PlanPhilly
October 2, 2018, 9am PDT
There are signs that politicians at every level are responding to the concerns of renters like never before. If only renter-friendly housing policies were matters of simple consensus.
Brookings
October 1, 2018, 8am PDT
A zoning history dating back to the 19th century still has significant impacts on the city’s housing in the present day.
Collectors Weekly