housing affordability

3 days ago
According to the Sightline Institute, exclusionary zoning is responsible for the nation's ongoing housing affordability crisis.
Sightline Institute via YouTube
6 days ago
Miami doesn’t get as much attention as cities like New York City and San Francisco for the cost of housing, but 61 percent of renters in the city are cost-burdened, and 71 percent of the city's residents are residents.
Smart Cities Dive
6 days ago
Eight homes, varying in size from 250 square feet to 500 square feet have been approved in an Atlanta suburb.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city of Austin is using density bonus as an incentive for developers to include affordable housing in new developments.
Austin Monitor
May 6, 2019, 11am PDT
Recent studies have called into question the predominant narratives on gentrification. A more precise definition of the term as it works in the United States is required.
Slate
May 1, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of New Orleans needs approval from the State Legislature and the state's voters before it can implement tax relief measures meant to give more first-time homebuyers access to the housing market.
The New Orleans Advocate
April 30, 2019, 11am PDT
Two proposed bills would roll back a statewide prohibition on rent control in Massachusetts. The city of Cambridge, how of the anti-rent control movement in the state, is now a poster child for the housing crisis.
The Boston Globe
April 29, 2019, 11am PDT
In the next decade, the number of middle-income seniors who can't afford assisted living will nearly double.
The Boston Globe
Blog post
April 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Inclusivity requirements should be used with caution. Increasing the portion of below-market housing units tends to reduce total housing production, particularly moderate-priced homes.
Todd Litman
April 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
Teachers can't afford to live in the neighborhoods where they teach in California—the biggest gap between teachers' wages and the cost of housing is found in the Bay Area.
EdSource
April 18, 2019, 6am PDT
Columbus approved an emergency allotment of capital improvement bond funding for housing, and the launch of an affordable housing strategy process.
WCBE
April 9, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Rent Relief Act would provide a refundable tax credit for renters who pay more than 30% of their income on rent.
Roll Call
April 9, 2019, 8am PDT
The National League of Cities has a new report surveying local tools for addressing the housing affordability crisis. State partnerships are included.
Governing
April 5, 2019, 11am PDT
New analysis reveals the geographic patterns of housing cost burdens in the United States.
CityLab
April 3, 2019, 2pm PDT
The number of cost-burdened households in rural parts of the United States is increasing quickly.
Stateline
March 26, 2019, 10am PDT
With prices listed at $1,600 a month for a studio, $2,800 for a two-bedroom and $3,700 for a three-bedroom, officials in Vancouver, British Columbia are wondering whether the Rent 100 program is achieving its intended goals.
The Star Vancouver
March 25, 2019, 9am PDT
A new paper examines the impacts of broad economic trends—like inequality, job markets, and migration—on housing markets in the nation's major metropolitan areas.
The Planning Report
March 24, 2019, 7am PDT
The city of Minneapolis is taking positive steps to improve housing security for renters.
City of Minneapolis
March 21, 2019, 7am PDT
A study released this week by the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium ( the University of Houston, the Kinder Institute, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and more) raises concerns that new floodplain regulations could harm renters.
The Houston Chronicle
March 20, 2019, 11am PDT
Cities and states around the country are reconsidering decades-old bans on rent control.
Governing