How Minimum Size Requirements Hamper Housing Production
Minimum square footage requirements are preventing many property owners from building on their lots, despite no evidence that they bring any safety benefits or maintain high property values.
Southern California City Raises Development Fees on Housing
In the midst of a historic housing crisis, the city of Santa Ana is raising fees on housing construction, which housing advocates fear will drive developers from the city.
Minneapolis Housing Plan a Success—Not for the Reason You Think
Housing advocates praise the city’s move to eliminate single-family zoning by legalizing triplexes on single-family lots, but that isn’t why housing construction is growing.
Developer Plans To Build Over 500 Housing Units on San Jose Parking Lot
A surface parking lot in San Jose could be redeveloped into a mixed-use development with housing, offices, and retail.
How Construction Costs Affect Housing Prices
The high cost of housing in the United States can be attributed in part to the high costs, regulatory and otherwise, of building new housing.
Opinion: Cooling Market Won’t Make Housing More Affordable
As mortgage rates creep higher and builders continue to experience supply bottlenecks, the future of the housing market remains uncertain.
Housing Construction More and More Frequently the Product of Two Companies
The history of U.S. housing construction has traditionally been the story of many companies building a few homes a year. Now two companies alone are out-building the rest of the top ten homebuilders combined.
California Not Creating Affordable Housing Quickly Enough, Audit Finds
The audit points to inefficiencies in the state's process for identifying and using surplus properties to create affordable housing.
'Micro-Apartments' Break Ground in East Austin
Averaging less than 400 square feet per unit, the Sixth and Chicon development is a new take on urban density.
Opinion: California's Article 34 Drives Segregation and Cripples Affordable Housing. It's Time To Repeal It.
A little-known provision in California's state constitution enables exclusionary policies under the guise of local control.
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