Cost of Housing

November 12, 2017, 9am PST
Seattle has released the long-awaited environmental impact statement for the Mandatory Housing Affordability program—a final step in the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda process launched by former Mayor Ed Murray.
Seattle Met
June 25, 2017, 5am PDT
According to Joe Cortright, a slowing pace of rent inflation in most large cities in the United States, combined with decreasing rents in many cities, shows how adding supply can help balance the market.
City Observatory
April 20, 2017, 2pm PDT
Housing prices have increased 33 percent compared to the previous year in Toronto, and now the provincial government is snapping into action.
The Toronto Star
Blog post
March 28, 2017, 2pm PDT
Some commentators argue that even if cities allow housing supply to expand, more permissive zoning will cause land prices to increase, causing rents to rise rather than fall. This post disagrees.
Michael Lewyn
March 14, 2017, 10am PDT
Portland has built many new apartments in the city's core, and that seems to be slowing down rent growth in the area.
The Oregonian
December 11, 2016, 9am PST
In the ongoing and contentious debate about whether market-rate development is a cure or a disease, another writer comes down on the side of more supply, no matter the cost.
Bloomberg
December 9, 2016, 1pm PST
Beacon Economics projects a slowdown in job growth in the San Francisco Bay Area due to the region's high housing costs.
San Francisco Business Times
October 28, 2016, 10am PDT
An organization representing Canadian cities is asking for $12.7 billion to respond to rising housing costs.
Next City
October 6, 2016, 11am PDT
Even as rents continue to rise nationally, some of the most expensive cities like San Jose, San Francisco, and New York have seen rents fall this year.
The Wall Street Jounal
September 13, 2016, 2pm PDT
Americans are growing more apprehensive about their housing security.
CityLab
August 14, 2016, 9am PDT
It's not just New York and San Francisco—many professions don't offer enough wages to afford an apartment at today's prices.
Housing Perspectives
July 23, 2016, 7am PDT
Like many cities around the country, Portland, Maine is faced with rising costs for housing as demand outpaces supply.
Island Institute
Feature
June 28, 2016, 2pm PDT
Is Airbnb to blame for rising house prices? This article by Leigh Stewart from Tranio.com investigates how easy money from the collaborative economy could be making homes too expensive for tenants and genuine buyers.
Leigh Stewart
June 25, 2016, 5am PDT
Mayor Setti Warren has a vision for his city that includes the opportunities that brought his parents to live in the city. That means more housing, affordable to various levels of income.
The Boston Globe
June 21, 2016, 7am PDT
Prime Minister Trudeau took sides on one controversial issue central to the debate about the cost of housing in Vancouver, but stopped short of suggesting a clear policy agenda for the federal government to improve the problem.
CBC News
June 15, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Boston Globe casts doubt on the idea that large amounts of new housing in Boston will be able to reduce already high housing prices in the city.
The Boston Globe
June 7, 2016, 9am PDT
Parking guru Donald Shoup writes in the current issue of Access magazine that parking is a "good servant but a poor master" meaning that parking should be friendly but not subsidized.
Access Magazine
February 19, 2016, 10am PST
The bloated cost of housing in Vancouver and Toronto has raised concerns among market analysts about a potential correction. Presumably, people in Canada are also worried about the price of housing.
The Vancouver Sun
December 27, 2015, 7am PST
Rents continue to rise in Portland, and new rules have precipitated even more raised rents for populations that can least afford the new costs.
The Oregonian