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Study: Vacation Rentals Compounding South Florida Housing Crisis

A new study suggests that short-term rentals are contributing to the region’s housing shortage and helping drive up costs for renter households.

January 24, 2023 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Quincy Market

Boston Mayor Fights for Rent Control

Mayor Wu says putting a rent control policy in place is just one of several ways the city plans to improve housing affordability and prevent evictions, but the proposal requires state approval.

January 24, 2023 - The Boston Globe

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Report: Wisconsin Zoning Rules Hold Back Housing Production

Updating zoning regulations would help the state meet its housing goals and encourage the construction of a broader variety of housing types.

January 16, 2023 - Wisconsin Public Radio

Albany

New York Governor Takes a YIMBY Turn

Governor Kathy Hochul wants to build 800,000 new homes in New York in the next decade.

January 16, 2023 - Governor Kathy Hochul

Buildings on Wall Street, New York City

NYC Mayor Proposes Office Conversion Plan

Proposed zoning updates that would make it easier to convert office buildings in commercial districts to housing and other uses could yield up to 20,000 new housing units in the next decade.

January 12, 2023 - Gothamist

Los Angeles, California

City Council Controversy Threatens L.A.’s Proposed Downtown Plan

A Los Angeles Times editorial explains how political intrigue is spilling over into planning frustration in the city of Los Angeles.

January 11, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

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Over 40 Percent of U.S. Tenants Are ‘Rent Burdened’

Despite a small downturn in average rents at the end of last year, American renter households continue to struggle with unaffordable housing costs.

January 11, 2023 - FiveThirtyEight

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Opinion: Los Angeles Needs More Housing, Fast

The shortage of housing at all price points in the region is the main driver of high costs and the growing homelessness crisis.

January 4, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

New York Housing

Op-Ed: New York Needs a Needs a Housing Breakthrough

The region has taken some steps to address the critical housing shortage, but alleviating the crisis requires a more comprehensive, statewide effort to build new housing, increase affordability, and prevent displacement.

January 1, 2023 - City and State New York

Two people holding sign that says "house keys not handcuffs" during an anti-homelessness event in Los Angeles, California

The Complexity of Homelessness in Los Angeles County

The homeless crisis is complicated and is associated with high housing costs, inadequate shelter spaces, deinstitutionalization, changes in the criminal justice system, and other factors.

December 29, 2022 - KCET

Group of tents and bins used by unhoused people in Washington, D.C. park with snow

Opinion: Reform D.C. Housing Now

The Washington Post’s editorial board calls for immediate and urgent action to reform the District’s housing policies as the region’s affordability crisis mounts.

December 28, 2022 - The Washington Post

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California Home to Almost One Third of U.S. Unhoused Population

Despite efforts at the state and local level to address the growing homelessness crisis, California is seeing the fastest increase in its unhoused population in the country.

December 22, 2022 - Cal Matters

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Planning in 2022: Year in Review

A review of the major themes, debates, and events of the year in planning that was 2022 (part one of two).

December 15, 2022 - James Brasuell

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Parking Reform for Affordable Housing Production

The Regional Plan Association published “Parking Policy Is Housing Policy: How Reducing Parking Requirements Stimulates Affordable Housing Production.”

December 14, 2022 - Regional Plan Association

New York City Construction

New York Mayor Announces ‘Get Stuff Built’ Housing Plan

Mayor Adams says the new plan will cut building processes by 50 percent to accelerate badly needed housing construction, but parts of the proposal still face hurdles to get approved.

December 11, 2022 - City of New York

Gray houses under construction

U.S. Housing Least Affordable in History

American households are spending more of their income on housing than at any other point in recorded history.

December 7, 2022 - The Real Deal

Portland

Op-Ed: Housing Solution Lies Within Urban Growth Boundary

Undoing Oregon’s urban growth boundaries won’t solve the state’s housing crisis, an opinion piece argues. Smart growth lies within existing cities.

December 5, 2022 - The Oregonian

Home Sold Sign

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae to Back $1 Million Mortgages

Expensive housing markets are about to cross a symbolic threshold.

November 30, 2022 - The Wall Street Journal

One-story houses dusted with snow in Durango, Colorado with snowy mountainside in background

Affordable Housing Measure Passes in Colorado

A voter-approved measure will set aside existing tax revenue to support affordable housing projects, homeownership initiatives, and rental assistance programs.

November 15, 2022 - The Colorado Sun

Downtown Dallas

Dallas Housing Nonprofit Warns of Dwindling Resources

A nonprofit that works to house people experiencing homelessness is calling on more landlords to participate in programs that match housing voucher recipients with available units.

November 9, 2022 - Dallas Observer

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