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Housing Affordability Crisis

2 days ago
Smart policies can ensure that low- and moderate-income households can find suitable housing in good neighborhoods where transportation costs are low. The research is clear: upzoning works.
Governing
6 days ago
Apartment List's May National Rent Report indicates that the brief reprieve in rising rental prices caused the economic disruption of the pandemic might already be a thing of the past.
Apartment List
April 28, 2021, 9am PDT
A controversy over the unpermitted use of RVs for shelter on an otherwise empty lot in West Oakland reveals a confluence of Bay Area housing crises.
The Mercury News
March 29, 2021, 7am PDT
With increasing pressure on the nation's supply of affordable housing, low- and middle-income renters are seeing their rents go up while higher-quality apartments drop prices to lure back remote workers.
The Washington Post
March 19, 2021, 8am PDT
While some lawmakers oppose recent efforts to reform housing policies, others argue the state's affordability crisis calls for bold action.
OC Register
March 5, 2021, 8am PST
After moving forward with parking and zoning reforms, the Berkeley City Council is also considering a new Affordable Housing Overlay on a model previously adopted in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Beyond Chron
February 1, 2021, 8am PST
With Democrats taking back the Senate, can the Biden administration go beyond immediate-term rent relief to win more ambitious housing solutions?
Shelterforce Magazine
December 23, 2020, 9am PST
The rent eats first, they say. But how do people survive when the rent also eats almost everything?
USC Sol Price Center for Innovation
November 29, 2020, 11am PST
The Vancouver Empty Homes Tax will soon be three times as high as it was when adopted in 2017.
CTV News Vancouver
September 11, 2020, 8am PDT
A Denver writer calls attention to the city's worsening housing affordability, gentrification, and displacement challenges, and prescribes a YIMBY response.
The Denver Post
September 8, 2020, 8am PDT
Declining rents won't be a silver lining in the post-pandemic housing crisis.
Citymetric
August 10, 2020, 12pm PDT
The county of Los Angeles is looking for policy tools that will add affordable housing units to the housing market. Inclusionary zoning is its policy of choice.
Urbanize.LA
December 19, 2019, 7am PST
The Height Act is up for debate again in Washington, D.C., amidst an emotional debate about housing affordability.
WAMU
September 24, 2019, 7am PDT
The Washington Post Editorial Board responds to the growing wave of approved and proposed rent control measures—from Oregon and California to the campaign platform of Bernie Sanders.
The Washington Post
August 20, 2019, 2pm PDT
Extreme weather is exacerbating the threats posing communities struggling with a lack of affordable housing.
Next City
July 9, 2019, 6am PDT
The Montgomery County Council is preparing to vote on an amendment that would loosen restrictions on the controversial building type known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs).
WAMU
June 20, 2019, 8am PDT
Rents in 99 percent of counties in the U.S. are not affordable for residents making minimum wage, according to a recent report.
Curbed
April 21, 2019, 9am PDT
The San Diego City Council's Land Use and Housing Commission approved a density bonus program to provide incentives for developers to build middle- and low-income housing.
The San Diego Union Tribune
April 21, 2019, 5am PDT
Minneapolis is realigning its affordable housing practices as the nationwide as the pressures of the housing affordability crisis increase.
MinnPost