Housing Crisis

5 days ago
California State Senator Scott Wiener has released the highly anticipated follow up to last year's failed bombshell of a housing bill, SB 827.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
November 20, 2018, 5am PST
High prices and rising mortgage rates are called a "toxic cocktail" for the homebuilding industry.
CNBC
November 18, 2018, 9am PST
Analysis and policy recommendations from Bay Area-based think tank SPUR focuses on how poorly designed inclusionary zoning the exact opposite of the desired effect.
SPUR
November 16, 2018, 11am PST
Environmentalists are up in arms after the loss of thousands of trees to make room for new developments in Nashville. Now a new affordable housing project could be the demise of the city's largest tree.
Tennessean
November 9, 2018, 9am PST
An opinion piece in CityLab reiterates the body of research showing evidence that rent control is not an effective tool in reducing housing costs.
CityLab
November 7, 2018, 10am PST
A City Council decision on short-term rental regulations reverses the decision of the City Planning Commission.
Los Angeles Times
November 5, 2018, 6am PST
Faced growing housing costs and limited funding and resources for struggling homeowners and renters, the city of Austin has ramped up efforts to identify and lobby for housing policy changes.
Next City
October 22, 2018, 11am PDT
As California voters consider a ballot initiative that would greatly expand rent control around the state, researchers are working to inform the populace about rent control.
USC Dornsife
October 21, 2018, 7am PDT
As more cities grapple with the growth of short-term rentals, trends in regulation are beginning to emerge.
Pew Stateline
October 18, 2018, 8am PDT
Mayors from 15 cities in the Boston region want to add 185,000 new units by 2030 in response to the housing shortage driving up prices in the region.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
October 18, 2018, 7am PDT
The Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) movement has take hold in the Twin Cities. Now ADUs are allowed all over the city of St. Paul.
Pioneer Press
October 15, 2018, 2pm PDT
A new report suggests that upzoning is not the silver bullet some had hoped it would be for housing prices.
Next City
October 15, 2018, 6am PDT
More landlords are refusing Section 8 vouchers for housing, neither willing to deal with the federal bureaucracy nor to risk missing out on the peak windfall of an expansive rental market.
The New York Times
October 11, 2018, 7am PDT
It received a lot of press, but ultimately California's Senate Bill 827 went nowhere. Now, the state senator who introduced the bill is working with advocates who opposed it on another version that just might have better chances.
Curbed Los Angeles
October 11, 2018, 5am PDT
Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area has resulted in distinct mobility patterns and significant race and class inequalities.
Urban Displacement Project
October 9, 2018, 12pm PDT
A San Jose Unified School District plan to relocate several schools and build affordable housing in their place has sparked controversy. The district says teachers increasingly can't afford to live in the area.
The Mercury News
October 8, 2018, 11am PDT
The common metric for measuring housing affordability—whether households pay more than 30 percent of their income on shelter—has its downsides. Looking at residual income offers more precision in some respects.
Joint Center for Housing Studies
October 6, 2018, 9am PDT
It's too early to gauge the long-term effects of California's housing package signed a year ago. But with a $4 billion bond on the ballot this November, some facts (and some dramas) have already made themselves known.
CALmatters
October 4, 2018, 9am PDT
A coalition of 15 cities in the Boston area agreed to rapidly build new housing to relieve pressure on the regional housing market.
The Boston Globe
October 2, 2018, 9am PDT
There are signs that politicians at every level are responding to the concerns of renters like never before. If only renter-friendly housing policies were matters of simple consensus.
Brookings