Housing Costs

5 days ago
One writer argues that cost, versatility and visual appeal makes this new building material exactly what the state will need if planned regulatory changes go through.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 9, 2018, 10am PST
After the worst wildfire season ever, changes to local land use and state insurance rules essentially ensure that the same thing will happen again.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
March 8, 2018, 7am PST
The International Housing Affordability Survey rates affordability in selected urban regions. Although presented as objective research, the IHAS is actually propaganda. Users of this information should be warned about its biases
True Affordability. Critiquing the International Housing Affordability Survey
February 18, 2018, 5am PST
Reeta Herzallah and Hamdi Almasri used a fake garage door to live in an area that required a garage space.
The Guardian
October 23, 2017, 5am PDT
A new study explains why so many small homes have such a massive price tag in desirable coastal areas: It's not the coast of building; it's the value of the land.
October 16, 2017, 8am PDT
A large amount of new rental units have come online in recent months in Washington, D.C., and the housing market has seen a surprising amount of upheaval as a result.
Bisnow Washington D.C.
October 10, 2017, 7am PDT
Rents are spiking in the city of Atlanta—and the roster of big cities struggling to manage the costs of living grows.
September 1, 2017, 12pm PDT
Because of its high cost of living, California has the nation's highest poverty level, according to the U.S. Census.
August 31, 2017, 8am PDT
The city of Seattle provides the geography and market for a housing map that illustrates the differences between single-family and multi-family housing in terms of affordability.
Sightline Institute
August 29, 2017, 12pm PDT
While strict, suburban-style regulations often get a bad rap for the lack of housing in high demand cities, the red tape and other obstacles that delay development could be the worst culprit.
Sightline Institute
Blog post
August 14, 2017, 9am PDT
This post offers a critique of claims that there is an ideal, "Goldilocks density."
Michael Lewyn
August 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Twin Cities provide a case study for the role of the housing market in regional employment markets.
Urban Land Magazine
August 5, 2017, 7am PDT
The housing crisis calls for creative solutions.
July 27, 2017, 8am PDT
Large investment companies are betting against homeownership—by buying up homes in suburban areas and putting them on the rental market.
The Wall Street Journal
July 25, 2017, 11am PDT
The argument in the headline, put more specifically: inclusionary zoning, fees, legal challenges, and minimum apartment sizes are counter-productive. The only policy that will add housing stock, is to make it much cheaper to add housing stock.
Sightline Institute
June 29, 2017, 9am PDT
The Census shows that black residents are leaving Chicago and the surrounding areas. Many tie the trend to disinvestment in black neighborhoods, including the closings of schools.
Chicago Tribune
June 12, 2017, 5am PDT
Trulia has created a "Neighborhood Pride Score" to determine the communities with the largest gay populations. Access to those neighborhoods comes at a high price.
June 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
Rents continue to rise in Los Angeles and more people are living in their cars.
Los Angeles Times
April 22, 2017, 11am PDT
Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan has expressed concerns that seldom-used churches aren’t paying taxes, take up valuable land, and would be better used to build housing for the Black community.
Miami Herald
April 15, 2017, 7am PDT
Homeowners groups use their influence to extract payments and concessions in Los Angeles.
LA Weekly