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Housing Costs

May 13, 2020, 11am PDT
Does new market rate housing increase the average cost of housing, by inducing demand, or does it help stabilize the housing market by offering new supply? The debate continues in San Francisco.
Curbed San Francisco
April 15, 2020, 8am PDT
Trends pre-dating Covid-19 showed housing affordability slipping away from many residents in Texas. The pandemic will likely only exacerbate the trend, according to this analysis.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
April 14, 2020, 10am PDT
There is no silver lining in the news that experts expect the cost of rental housing to decline as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
NBC News
March 24, 2020, 11am PDT
New research examines ways multifamily housing costs can be reduced through design and construction decisions.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
March 16, 2020, 6am PDT
It’s not "luxury" factors that make housing in Washington, D.C., extremely expensive.
WAMU
February 18, 2020, 5am PST
Several recent studies add fuel to the fire of whether market-rate housing helps affordability or drives low-income people from their neighborhoods.
The New York Times
January 24, 2020, 5am PST
The high costs of housing development do not fit a convenient narrative, according to new analysis by Jenny Schuetz from the Brookings Institution.
Brookings
December 30, 2019, 9am PST
Municipalities can help fill in a crucial piece of the affordable housing puzzle by making public land accessible for development.
Housing Matters
December 21, 2019, 9am PST
A new plan lays out strategies to keep housing affordable for low- and moderate-income residents along the corridor of Maryland’s new Purple Line.
WAMU
December 20, 2019, 8am PST
Real estate prices in Toronto and Vancouver continue to rise, but there is not consensus about what is behind the growing housing crisis and the best solutions to pursue.
The Star
December 16, 2019, 1pm PST
The Salinas Valley in California is an agricultural powerhouse, but homelessness and hunger abound. Finding affordable housing is becoming increasingly difficult, even for people with jobs.
The California Sunday Magazine
December 16, 2019, 11am PST
One person’s return to the San Francisco Bay Area meant facing the dystopian realities of the rental market.
Harper's Magazine
December 13, 2019, 2pm PST
New survey data shows more Californians are considering leaving the state in response to skyrocketing housing prices.
Public Policy Institute of California
November 21, 2019, 12pm PST
The idea that new development results in rising costs for renters in the surrounding neighborhood drives a new effort in Los Angeles.
Curbed Los Angeles
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