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Median Home Prices Top $1 Million in Over 200 California Towns

Towns once known for their affordability are seeing sharply rising home prices.

April 16, 2024 - Los Angeles Times

Riverside, California

How Persuasive Are Arguments Against Statewide Zoning Reform?

A leading scholar of state and local government argues that local governments’ need to regulate business should take priority over the state and national interests in lowering housing costs. Are his assumptions persuasive?

March 31, 2024 - Michael Lewyn

Single-Family Housing Construction

Understanding Affordable Housing Lingo

20 key terms in the affordable housing discussion.

March 29, 2024 - Multi-Housing News

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Colorado Town Fills Workforce Housing Need With ‘Dorm-Style’ Housing

Median rent in Steamboat Springs is $4,000 per month.

March 28, 2024 - CBS News

Houston, Texas skyline.

Report: Las Vegas, Houston Top List of Least Affordable Cities

The report assesses the availability of affordable rental units for low-income households.

March 22, 2024 - Urban Edge

Wood-frame two-story rowhouses under construction.

How ‘Filtering’ Opens Up Affordable Housing

An analysis of 12 U.S. cities found that new market-rate construction often leads to more affordable units becoming available, but the effect varies across housing markets.

March 20, 2024 - Bisnow

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Oregon Passes Exemption to Urban Growth Boundary

Cities have a one-time chance to acquire new land for development in a bid to increase housing supply and affordability.

March 12, 2024 - Housing Wire

Aerial view of Ashland, Oregon.

Facing Housing Crisis, Oregon Could Alter its Historic Land Use Law

A 1973 state law creates urban growth boundaries that limit urban sprawl, but rising housing costs are causing lawmakers to consider a one-time expansion.

February 26, 2024 - Associated Press

View from inside York House adaptive reuse building in London.

Adaptive Reuse: The Missing Piece to the Housing Puzzle?

Millions of square feet sit vacant while millions of Americans struggle to find affordable housing. Can reimagining our empty skyscrapers be the key to unlocking both solutions?

February 26, 2024 - Ricardo Brites

Two wood-frame houses under construction.

Housing Affordability Slow to Improve

Supply remains low, signaling little relief for renters and potential homebuyers.

February 22, 2024 - Florida Phoenix

Aerial view of housing and freeway in Cupertino, California.

Proposal Would Link Highway Funding to Zoning

Experts argue that zoning, housing, and transportation policy are intimately linked.

February 22, 2024 - Federation of American Scientists

Aerial view of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

What Is Cambridge’s Affordable Housing Overlay?

A controversial policy is helping create more affordable housing units in the Massachusetts city, but fears of overwhelming density are likely unfounded.

February 18, 2024 - The Crimson

Newly constructed houses in Tempe, Arizona.

Arizona State Lawmakers Seek to Override Local Zoning to Spur Housing Development

The proposal would eliminate minimum lot sizes, setback requirements of more than five feet, minimum square footage, and “neighborhood character” requirements.

February 15, 2024 - East Valley Tribune

Close-up of orange and black For Rent sign on green wood fence.

How the Rent Crisis Impacts American Children

Roughly 40 percent of people facing evictions each year are children.

February 12, 2024 - KUNC

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Utah Lawmakers Call for Housing on Public Lands

State lawmakers spoke out in support of a proposed federal bill that would permit housing development on federal lands.

February 11, 2024 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Modern building under construction.

Opinion: Federal Policies That Could Ease the Housing Deficit

The president of Habitat for Humanity has some suggestions for U.S. lawmakers.

February 11, 2024 - The Hill

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

Homelessness on the Rise, but Pockets of Hope Exist

‘Housing First’ and other evidence-driven homelessness response programs are showing success in some cities and regions while the number of unhoused people rises across the nation.

February 8, 2024 - Brookings

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How a National Zoning Atlas Can Clarify a Legal Patchwork

A massive effort is underway to compile local zoning regulations and other laws that impact how and where housing is built.

February 1, 2024 - Bloomberg CityLab

Red and white "For Sale" sign in front yard of suburban house.

Report: Just 7 Percent of Homes for Sale Affordable to Black Households

The affordability crisis continues to impact American households across the board, with 16 percent of listings affordable to the average household.

January 31, 2024 - Yahoo Finance

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California Housing Advocates Closely Watching Bay Area Rezoning Deadline

California’s reaction to cities that fail to submit compliant zoning plans could reverberate across the state as other regions near their deadlines.

January 30, 2024 - CALmatters

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