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Housing Crisis

4 days ago
The city of Pasadena, known for innovative planning approaches to parking and transit-oriented development, is in a pitched battle with regional authorities over how much housing to build in the coming decade.
Pasadena News
Blog post
4 days ago
Checking in with the numerous risks in the housing market as the economic fallout of the pandemic as approaches it approaches its second year.
James Brasuell
5 days ago
New York City's groundbreaking Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program will turn five years old in March. While some call for the program to be eliminated, others defend it.
City Limits
January 6, 2021, 5am PST
A down payment on a $100 million investment in affordable housing is moving forward in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Voice
December 23, 2020, 9am PST
The rent eats first, they say. But how do people survive when the rent also eats almost everything?
USC Sol Price Center for Innovation
December 21, 2020, 9am PST
The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies releases its "The State of the Nation’s Housing 2020" report last month.
Housing Matters
December 17, 2020, 9am PST
Few cities are accomplishing such a swift and sweeping overhaul of its land use regulations as Everett, Washington, which just wrapped up its second major planning initiative in as many years on its way to launching a third.
The Urbanist
December 16, 2020, 6am PST
A new report by RentCafé reveals the extent of the pandemic's influence on the rental market—so far.
RentCafé
December 15, 2020, 8am PST
The state of Oregon made planning history in 2019 by adopting House Bill 2001, paving the way for the state to preempt local exclusionary zoning laws. Now, over a year later, the state land use board has decided how to implement that goal.
Sightline Institute
December 15, 2020, 6am PST
A study published by a German researcher adds ammunition to the cause of improving housing affordability by legalizing and building new supply.
City Observatory
December 13, 2020, 9am PST
The Olympia, Washington City Council adopted a new Housing Options Code Amendments ordinance, effectively eliminating single-family zoning in the city.
The Olympian
Blog post
December 8, 2020, 5am PST
Planetizen shares the latest in a series of compendia tackling the effects of the pandemic, now and in the future, for cities and communities.
James Brasuell
December 7, 2020, 6am PST
A new initiative designed to implement the goals of the One Atlanta Housing Affordability Action Plan was announced last week in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Voice
December 4, 2020, 8am PST
A new study connects evictions to the spread of the coronavirus. Evictions continued in huge numbers during the pandemic despite a patchwork of eviction protections at multiple layers of government.
Curbed
December 1, 2020, 6am PST
Rent control was dealt another high-profile setback in California, and the Green New Deal is a hot button issue stuck in limbo in Congress. Both efforts got the go-ahead from voters in Portland, Maine in November.
Next City
November 29, 2020, 11am PST
The Vancouver Empty Homes Tax will soon be three times as high as it was when adopted in 2017.
CTV News Vancouver
November 18, 2020, 6am PST
Toronto could legalize rooming houses, also known as multi-tenant or lodging houses, in an effort to bring the city's many unpermitted examples of this low-income affordable housing type up to humane standards of health and safety.
Yahoo News via Toronto Star
November 16, 2020, 8am PST
The weight of the pandemic is hanging around millions of renters' necks.
Orange County Register
November 16, 2020, 6am PST
The Massachusetts eviction moratorium—one of the strongest in the nation—expired, just in time for winter. How did this happen?
Shelterforce Magazine
November 12, 2020, 12pm PST
California voters, with a reputation for liberal politics, have repeatedly refused to approve statewide rent control laws at the ballot box.
Los Angeles Times