Sweet Auburn neighborhood of Atlanta, a historic district once home to wealthy African American families, stand in a row in the King Historic District

Changing the Rules to Bring More Capital to Developers of Color

LISC and Enterprise, two large community development intermediaries, have announced major racial equity initiatives that emphasize how affordable housing gets built—and who builds it. We take a closer look at what they’re planning.

July 4, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine


Status Check: U.S. Mega Projects

Despite the economic uncertainty and reports of a massive upheaval in patterns of living and working in the United States, developers are continuing to spend billions of dollars on massive development projects all over the country.

November 3, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Dayton, Ohio

The 3 Types of Developers and Why the Difference Matters

Developers are frequently cast as a kind of monolithic bad guy in the politics of development, but developers are cut from different cloths, each with distinct interests and motivations.

October 14, 2020 - Strong Towns


Shipping Delays Causing Construction Slowdown

Materials procured overseas are taking longer to arrive in the United States, and the delays are causing a ripple effect in the construction industry.

April 7, 2020 - The New York Times

Seattle Mixed Use Development

What Is Mixed-Use Development?

Long an urban norm, mixed-use neighborhoods fell out of favor in the United States in the automobile age as single-use zoning became common. These days, mixed-use development is back in vogue, but implementation remains a challenge.

February 22, 2020 - Philip Rojc


The High Costs of Housing Development: It's Complicated

The high costs of housing development do not fit a convenient narrative, according to new analysis by Jenny Schuetz from the Brookings Institution.

January 24, 2020 - Brookings

Concord Naval Weapons Station

Future of Massive S.F. Bay Area Housing Project Uncertain Due to Labor Dispute

The $6 billion redevelopment project at the Concord Naval Weapons Station has stalled over labor issues.

January 22, 2020 - San Francisco Chronicle


How Housing Fared in 2019

Next City's Jared Brey reviews a year of developments in housing politics and policy, teasing out several big trends.

January 8, 2020 - Next City

City Apartments

Philadelphia Mayor Vetoes Several Development-Related Bills

Among a package of bills that died in the pocket of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney at the beginning of the New Yer was a bill intended to ensure that developers contribute to communities.

January 7, 2020 - PlanPhilly

Downtown Guthrie

The Demonization of Developers

Developers can be our friends, according to this article, as they have been before.

July 30, 2019 - The New York Times

HUD’s 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase

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Expanding HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

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