Housing Crisis

10 hours ago
A new report suggests that upzoning is not the silver bullet some had hoped it would be for housing prices.
Next City
18 hours ago
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
4 days ago
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
4 days ago
Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area has resulted in distinct mobility patterns and significant race and class inequalities.
Urban Displacement Project
6 days ago
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
September 27, 2018, 9am PDT
A $450 million bond referendum will come before San Jose voters this November. Mayor Sam Liccardo promises it is "a necessary but not sufficient tool" to provide stable housing at an epicenter of the housing crisis.
Next City
September 25, 2018, 10am PDT
The American Housing and Economic Mobility Act probably has no chance of passing into law, but it's still the most substantial gesture toward housing policy by a member of Congress since the subprime crisis of 2008.
The Atlantic
September 14, 2018, 1pm PDT
Even if the money for repairing New York City's public housing were to materialize, it would be money poorly spent, according to this editorial.
Crain's New York Business
September 11, 2018, 5am PDT
The House Choice bill, supported by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, failed to earn approval from the State Legislature this year.
WBUR
September 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
San Francisco desperately needs more housing, but many projects sit unfinished as developers face cost challenges.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 21, 2018, 12pm PDT
While the housing crisis of expensive coastal cities gets all the attention, many parts of the country are challenged with real estate markets that lack the stability to attract investments.
Forbes
August 6, 2018, 10am PDT
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has introduced legislation that would tie federal funding to pro-development policies at the local level.
The American Prospect
Blog post
August 1, 2018, 12pm PDT

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development devoted an entire issue of a quarterly newsletter to land use regulations and the idea that local laws are strangling the nation's supply of affordable housing.

James Brasuell
July 31, 2018, 7am PDT
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) recently proposed legislation that would create a refundable tax credit for qualifying rental households.
Next City
July 26, 2018, 11am PDT
The city of Waltham, Massachusetts has added over 11,000 jobs since 2010, but only a few hundred homes. Developers see a prime opportunity, but city officials are reticent.
The Boston Globe
July 19, 2018, 2pm PDT
New York City just approved new regulations on short-term rentals that could greatly reduce the number of listings in Airbnb's largest domestic market.
The New York Times