Housing Crisis

August 6, 2018, 10am PDT
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has introduced legislation that would tie federal funding to pro-development policies at the local level.
The American Prospect
Blog post
August 1, 2018, 12pm PDT

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development devoted an entire issue of a quarterly newsletter to land use regulations and the idea that local laws are strangling the nation's supply of affordable housing.

James Brasuell
July 31, 2018, 7am PDT
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) recently proposed legislation that would create a refundable tax credit for qualifying rental households.
Next City
July 26, 2018, 11am PDT
The city of Waltham, Massachusetts has added over 11,000 jobs since 2010, but only a few hundred homes. Developers see a prime opportunity, but city officials are reticent.
The Boston Globe
July 19, 2018, 2pm PDT
New York City just approved new regulations on short-term rentals that could greatly reduce the number of listings in Airbnb's largest domestic market.
The New York Times
July 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
Housing starts haven't ben this low in nine months, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Reuters
July 19, 2018, 6am PDT
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is taking a strong stance in support of zoning regulations that enable new multi-family housing developments.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
July 8, 2018, 7am PDT
And stop changing the subject, adds the Editorial Board of the San Francisco Chronicle.
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
The city’s new $6.5 million "bridge shelters" are providing a place to stay, but not accomplishing what they set out to do.
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 25, 2018, 9am PDT
Support for rent control is building at the state level in California. Support hasn't been as easy tt rally at the local level, however.
Curbed LA
June 12, 2018, 12pm PDT
The economic recovery has not led to a baby recovery.
Zillow Research
June 11, 2018, 12pm PDT
A new law would crack down on illegal hotel conversions by increasing regulation of short-term rental companies like Airbnb.
City & State
May 30, 2018, 2pm PDT
The U.S. has become a "landlord nation," says Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. His analysis: fiercely-defended restrictive local zoning laws have cut off supply, dividing those who own from those who rent.
GeekWire
May 21, 2018, 12pm PDT
Even with tons of building permits already issued this year, the outlook for the state’s affordability crisis is pretty grim.
The Mercury News
May 20, 2018, 11am PDT
One of the main forces behind Measure S spills her thoughts on Hollywood, homelessness and what’s wrong with planning in Los Angeles.
Curbed Los Angeles
May 19, 2018, 11am PDT
A bustling economy and a worsening housing crisis isn't enough to inspire a building boom in San Francisco—quite the opposite in fact.
SocketSite
May 17, 2018, 10am PDT
It’s "dramatically higher" than any number under discussion, and not even close to what the city will raise with its new tax on large businesses.
Crosscut
May 14, 2018, 9am PDT
Though the California housing bill was a high-profile failure for pro-development activists, there are initiatives all over the country that carry its spirit.
CityLab
May 11, 2018, 8am PDT
Brookings has put together nine rules for more cohesive and effective housing policy, despite federalism's tendency to create near-infinite local variety.
Brookings
May 9, 2018, 9am PDT
Aerial photos show just how completely some areas of the city were transformed before the building typology was eliminated earlier this week.
The Denver Post