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Housing Costs

November 8, 2019, 10am PST
A trio of housing reforms would allow increases in housing density and make anti-displacement a policy priority in Portland, Oregon.
The Oregonian
October 28, 2019, 9am PDT
The state is seeing an outmigration of residents moving to more affordable places, but it isn’t just wealthy retirees leaving the Golden State.
Curbed
October 26, 2019, 9am PDT
Defraying the costs of maintaining a historic home can help more families stay in their homes, according to the logic behind a preservation fund proposed in one of the most historic cities in the country.
WHYY
October 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
New research reveals an "unseen force" in the housing crisis: consolidation of home building capital and land ownership.
The Washington Post
September 10, 2019, 9am PDT
A study by scholars at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University finds that renters around the country are more likely to pay a larger share of their income on housing than homeowners do.
NPR
August 1, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Boston region has achieved a jobs-housing imbalance only bested by the San Francisco Bay Area since the Great Recession.
The Boston Globe
June 2, 2019, 7am PDT
One expert's take on the housing crisis and which policy solutions might best counter it.
Vox
June 1, 2019, 11am PDT
Despite a downtown construction boom, housing is still scarce across the Capital Region. And nearly two-thirds of new homes built since the year 2000 have been single-family structures.
Brookings
May 31, 2019, 9am PDT
While the middle class does not face the same kind of nationwide affordability crisis as low-income populations, geography and demographics are placing new stress on middle-income households.
Brookings
May 1, 2019, 12pm PDT
Poor households in Philadelphia are spending nearly much on housing as wealthy residents. And while costs for the wealthy are going down, costs for the poor continue to rise.
Plan Philly
April 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
While accessory dwelling units have the potential to ease California’s housing crisis, homeowners still find the construction process difficult to navigate.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 22, 2019, 8am PDT
Nashville has a great deal going for it, but rising housing costs and gentrification could take it down a darker path.
The Guardian
April 13, 2019, 5am PDT
More people than ever are traveling, but cities around the world are struggling to keep up. A new declaration aims to balance the benefits and challenges of tourism.
Reuters
April 5, 2019, 11am PDT
New analysis reveals the geographic patterns of housing cost burdens in the United States.
CityLab
March 8, 2019, 10am PST
When workers can't afford to live near jobs, the results are more than just housing cost burdens.
Pacific Standard
February 1, 2019, 2pm PST
As more people head to Idaho to escape cities they cannot afford, Boise is encouraging growth and also grappling with the consequences.
Curbed
January 10, 2019, 11am PST
Governor Gavin Newsom talks tough on housing in California.
Curbed
January 2, 2019, 6am PST
Cities spend a lot of time and energy pointing to examples of what they don’t want to become.
The New York Times
December 27, 2018, 8am PST
Labor costs vary greatly throughout the country, but wages are rising in the construction industry, especially in cities like San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles.
Curbed
November 18, 2018, 9am PST
Analysis and policy recommendations from Bay Area-based think tank SPUR focuses on how poorly designed inclusionary zoning the exact opposite of the desired effect.
SPUR