Housing Crisis

November 17, 2017, 7am PST
The Sightline Institute has created an explainer video to make a supply-side argument in favor of new housing developments—even new market rate housing developments.
Sightline Institute
October 22, 2017, 5am PDT
A $988 million bonding bill approved by Minnesota state legislators earlier this year is paying off in funding for affordable housing projects around the state.
MPR News
October 17, 2017, 12pm PDT
There's a design for a 400-square-foot house spread over three floors.
New Atlas
October 15, 2017, 7am PDT
The word YIMBY isn't used in the McKinsey Global Institute's new supply-side toolkit for housing affordability, but YIMBYs will like this it anyway.
McKinsey & Company
October 5, 2017, 8am PDT
A new law could enable affordable housing projects, if they meet the specified criteria, to bypass the public process that so often blocks their approval.
Los Angeles Daily News
October 3, 2017, 7am PDT
The mayor of San Jose's newly announced housing plan would include 10,000 affordable units.
The Mercury News
September 25, 2017, 2pm PDT
A lack of housing is responsible for an expected decline of the Silicon Valley's economic dominance, according to this opinion piece.
Bloomberg View
September 23, 2017, 9am PDT
The green belts that hem in developed areas in Great Britain are set arbitrarily, according to this op-ed in The Guardian, and the boundaries have outlived their usefulness.
The Guardian
September 15, 2017, 8am PDT
Two economics professors from the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley argue that the housing crisis doesn't just affect booming coastal cities. It's a national problem.
The New York Times - Opinion
September 12, 2017, 7am PDT
Prospects for solving the Bay Area's severe housing shortage look far off. Action on the state level may be one way to approach this crippling collective action problem.
SPUR
September 11, 2017, 1pm PDT
According to a recent market report, an ease in rising housing prices could be ready to spread from Europe to the more of the world.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
September 5, 2017, 1pm PDT
NASA Ames wants to add a lot of housing to a 45-acre site at Moffett Field in the Silicon Valley. The new housing would give NASA employees more housing options in an expensive and impacted market.
The Mercury News
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
August 28, 2017, 1pm PDT
Anthony York performs an autopsy of how decisions made by Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislature during the Great Recession are influencing the housing market, nearly a decade later.
Pacific Standard
August 25, 2017, 11am PDT
The New York Times explores the Bay Area housing crisis through one woman’s three-hour commute.
New York Times
August 23, 2017, 2pm PDT
Redondo Beach, located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, is responding to public outcry by halting all mixed-use projects in the city. Meanwhile, an advisory committee is working on the city's first new General Plan in 25 years.
Daily Breeze
August 13, 2017, 11am PDT
The size of the gap between wages and the cost of rent is growing, and spreading. For renters, every corner of the country's housing market is in crisis.
CityLab
August 5, 2017, 7am PDT
The housing crisis calls for creative solutions.
Curbed
August 1, 2017, 8am PDT
Dan Walters, one of the most well known and longest tenured journalists and observers of California politics, has penned a scathing critique of Marin County's approach to growth.
CALmatters
July 31, 2017, 11am PDT
Richard Florida argues that policies in cities around the world are making it harder on those most in need of housing.
CityLab