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Housing

May 6, 2020, 9am PDT
What would it actually mean to cancel rent?
Shelterforce Magazine
April 16, 2020, 12pm PDT
Response to coronavirus challenges in urban settings will likely be a continuity of work started decades ago.
CityLab
April 5, 2020, 7am PDT
As the outbreak continues, the country’s housing finance system faces a number of serious threats and challenges.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
February 20, 2020, 9am PST
Los Angeles has a parking problem—namely, too much of it—caused by minimum parking requirements.
Los Angeles Times
December 27, 2019, 11am PST
A new facility providing shelter and services to San Francisco’s homeless will open this month, even after a year of community pushback.
Curbed San Francisco
December 20, 2019, 10am PST
A proposal for a regional entity to oversee homeless services in King County is running into jurisdictional conflicts.
The Urbanist
December 16, 2019, 1pm PST
The Salinas Valley in California is an agricultural powerhouse, but homelessness and hunger abound. Finding affordable housing is becoming increasingly difficult, even for people with jobs.
The California Sunday Magazine
November 19, 2019, 11am PST
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) offers perspective on the U.S. housing crisis, the scale and complexity of which he argues demands affirmative federal action.
The Planning Report
November 8, 2019, 10am PST
A trio of housing reforms would allow increases in housing density and make anti-displacement a policy priority in Portland, Oregon.
The Oregonian
October 17, 2019, 11am PDT
The Pay As You Stay program would lower back taxes for qualifying homeowners and help them avoid foreclosure.
Detroit Free Press
October 17, 2019, 5am PDT
Subdivisions in states across the country are catering to people who want the benefits of living in homes without the burdens of home ownership.
NPR - All Things Considered
August 31, 2019, 5am PDT
Research questions and findings from Penn IUR's emerging scholars.
Penn IUR Urban Link
August 27, 2019, 8am PDT
Mayor LaToya Cantrell wants the planning department to explore and offer up suggestions for ways the city can address its affordable housing needs.
NOLA.com
August 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
Homeless people who had previously been moved from an I-65 overpass were forced to move again with one-day notice.
The Courier-Journal
August 9, 2019, 8am PDT
Current zoning restrictions hearken back to an America that long longer exists. It’s time to update codes and stop perpetuating housing segregation and inequality.
The New York Times
July 25, 2019, 8am PDT
The project included everything San Bruno and residents asked for, and it would have helped the city make significant progress in addressing its growing housing crisis. Still, it was voted down.
San Francisco Chronicle
June 24, 2019, 10am PDT
The Oregon Department of Transportation anticipates spending about a million dollars to bring boulders to road embankments so that they are less hospitable to the homeless.
KGW
June 12, 2019, 6am PDT
Failing golf courses pose a choice for cities that can use tax dollars to turn them public or put the land to use in other ways.
Crain's Chicago Business
May 28, 2019, 6am PDT
A new analysis looks at how income and population density are related to car ownership and some ways that the design of cities can help lessen car dependence.
Slate
May 24, 2019, 1pm PDT
In photographs and written observations of a recent trip to Mumbai, India, former SPUR Director Jim Chappell queries how the lives of the poorest people there compare to the lives of low-income Americans.
UrbDeZine