housing affordability

2 days ago
It's time to get demand and supply on the same page, according to this report.
RCLCO
5 days ago
"The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes" illustrates the depth of the nation's rental housing affordability crisis.
Curbed
6 days ago
According to the Urban Institute's Housing Affordability for Renters Index, the number of renters who can afford to buy a home in their metropolitan area is generally increasing when compared to the housing bubble of the mid-2000s.
Urban Institute
March 12, 2019, 6am PDT
The largest price jump in 30 years hit the rental market in Canada at the beginning of the year.
Daily Hive
March 7, 2019, 9am PST
California could consider an anti-rent gouging bill, a policy with key distinctions from rent control that also inform a more complete understanding of Oregon's recently approved statewide tenant protections bill.
CALmatters
March 6, 2019, 10am PST
Tacoma, Washington, a city of over 200,000 residents in the Pacific Northwest, is making room for more.
The Urbanist
February 6, 2019, 5am PST
A new study maps out affordability and inequality across Toronto's transit network.
The Star
Blog post
February 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Increasing allowable densities and reducing parking requirements are important strategies for achieving long-term planning goals, but to succeed they must be applied to large areas.
Todd Litman
January 3, 2019, 12pm PST
State preemption, in the form major zoning reforms and mandates for local housing targets, are on the table in the Utah Legislature this year.
The Salt Lake Tribune
December 12, 2018, 7am PST
New research reveals details of when and where rising rents trigger homelessness.
Zillow Research
December 8, 2018, 11am PST
Renton, a suburb of Seattle dealing with skyrocketing housing prices like many of the communities in the region, is allowing new density in residential neighborhoods in the form of backyard cottages.
Crosscut
November 19, 2018, 8am PST
As it exists today, Chicago's real estate transfer tax is a flat tax that charges the same percentage for modest homes and mansions.
Chicago Sun-Times
November 12, 2018, 2pm PST
The news about veteran homelessness rising in expensive cities might come as a surprise, after years of reported progress.
How Housing Matters
November 9, 2018, 9am PST
An opinion piece in CityLab reiterates the body of research showing evidence that rent control is not an effective tool in reducing housing costs.
CityLab
November 9, 2018, 8am PST
Columbia, South Carolina is concerned about the lack of affordable housing in its city, potentially making it difficult for fire fighters, teachers, and more to afford to live in the community.
WIS News
October 29, 2018, 5am PDT
Increasing numbers of renters, at all income levels, and in all U.S. metropolitan areas, are competing for a dwindling supply of rental units, according to a new analysis.
Joint Center for Housing Studies
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 15, 2018, 2pm PDT
A new report suggests that upzoning is not the silver bullet some had hoped it would be for housing prices.
Next City
October 8, 2018, 11am PDT
The common metric for measuring housing affordability—whether households pay more than 30 percent of their income on shelter—has its downsides. Looking at residual income offers more precision in some respects.
Joint Center for Housing Studies
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