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Housing Costs

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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
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