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.
Report: How Housing Inequity Shrinks Economic Opportunities
Increasingly unaffordable housing in most U.S. metropolitan areas is pushing low-income workers farther away, decreasing their access to economic opportunities.
Affordable Housing Proposal Faces Backlash in Salt Lake City
A public hearing last week revealed widespread opposition to a plan to loosen density and height limits and reduce parking requirements to encourage more developers to build affordable housing.
Report: Nevada Housing Shortage Worst in the Nation
Nevada’s explosive growth is creating a severe housing shortage, with the state needing almost 80,000 affordable housing units to meet demand.
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.
Diverging Fortunes: Winners and Losers in the Pandemic Housing Market
The sharp rise in housing costs created massive wealth for property owners, while shutting many potential homebuyers out of the market.
Maine Passes Zoning Reform Laws
The state legislature passed two bills, one supporting accessory dwelling units and another incentivizing adaptive reuse, aimed at boosting housing affordability.
Housing Scarcity in Rural America
With the growth of ‘Zoom towns’ and the sharply rising demand for small-town living, rural communities are facing pressure to maintain housing affordability for long-time residents and boost housing production.
How South Phoenix's Legacy of Housing Discrimination Impacts Residents Today
Redlined for decades, south Phoenix is experiencing a resurgence that could push local residents even farther out as housing costs spike.
Miami-Dade County Housing Market in ‘Crisis’ as Rents Soar
The county’s mayor has declared housing affordability a crisis as costs in South Florida cities rise by as much as 30 percent.
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