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Economic Downturn

10 hours ago
More and more homeowners are falling behind on mortgage payments as the pandemic lingers, according to recent market data.
The Orange County Register
12 hours ago
The pandemic is accelerating recent trends in commercial real estate with potentially catastrophic consequences for the commercial corridors that play such a fundamental role in the urban fabric.
Urban Institute
Yesterday
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority couldn't wait for a still hypothetical bailout from Congress or the Biden administration.
The Washington Post
6 days ago
Driving in the United States accounted for five percent of global carbon emissions before the pandemic, but U.S. cars and trucks account for 20 percent of the global emission reductions during the pandemic.
Carbon Tax Center
November 16, 2020, 8am PST
The weight of the pandemic is hanging around millions of renters' necks.
OC Register
November 16, 2020, 6am PST
The Massachusetts eviction moratorium—one of the strongest in the nation—expired, just in time for winter. How did this happen?
Shelterforce Magazine
Blog post
November 16, 2020, 5am PST
As the holiday season approaches and the pandemic continues, cities face an uncertain future.
Devin Partida
November 11, 2020, 6am PST
Many cities like New York have reallocated space formerly reserved for moving and storing cars to help restaurants and stores weather the pandemic, but as more residents rely on cars for the same reason, the dynamic threatens to boil over.
New York Post
November 2, 2020, 8am PST
The state of California is trying to prevent a repeat of one of the most significant consequences of the Great Recession: large Wall Street interests buying for-sale housing in bulk for conversion to apartments.
Next City
November 2, 2020, 6am PST
State activists say eviction cases were filed in violation of the CARES Act’s ban on evictions. Pre-trial settlement conferences are further complicating the situation.
Shelterforce Magazine
November 1, 2020, 9am PST
Here’s what the federal government should do to grab the opportunity to create affordable housing.
Shelterforce Magazine
October 29, 2020, 10am PDT
Advocates have sounded alarms since the pandemic's outset about the potential for unprecedented waves of evictions as Americans deal with the economic consequences of the pandemic, but authoritative real-time data on the rental market is lacking.
Brookings
October 28, 2020, 9am PDT
Add the coronavirus pandemic to an already deeply troubled housing market and the Bay Area has a recipe for even more displacement in a region already facing a massive demographic shift.
Sfist
October 27, 2020, 5am PDT
The rental market is triggering metrics not seen since the depths of the Great Recession, according to a new report on the state of the rental market in three New York City boroughs.
StreetEasy
October 26, 2020, 9am PDT
Many architecture firms are still struggling, but the industry, a bellwether for planning and the larger economy, has recovered a little from the lows of the spring and summer months.
Archinect
October 23, 2020, 7am PDT
How the Joint Ownership Entity NYC is helping its community developer members stay strong during COVID.
Shelterforce Magazine
October 22, 2020, 8am PDT
Jackson Hole, Wyoming is seeing a pandemic bump in real estate prices that mirrors the experience of vacation and tourism towns all over the United States.
Jackson Hole News & Guide
October 20, 2020, 7am PDT
D.C. Metro Seeks Public Input on Proposed Service Cuts
Greater Greater Washington
Blog post
October 15, 2020, 8am PDT
The most promising cities after COVID won't necessarily be the same that were ideal before.
Devin Partida
October 15, 2020, 5am PDT
Amidst the uncertainty of the pandemic, the four biggest U.S. technology companies have leased or bought enough office space in New York City for 22,000 employees.
The New York Times