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Housing Crisis

May 6, 2021, 11am PDT
A charter amendment that would have guaranteed funding for the Cincinnati Housing trust Fund was soundly defeated by voters in a citywide election last week.
WCPO
May 6, 2021, 5am PDT
"The CDC order must be set aside," said U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich in a ruling announced Wednesday, May 5.
Bloomberg
May 4, 2021, 8am PDT
The state of Minnesota requires local rent control law to be approved by general election, so the city of Minneapolis is forced to take several preemptory steps to get a rent stabilization ordinance on the ballot.
MinnPost
May 3, 2021, 12pm PDT
Smart policies can ensure that low- and moderate-income households can find suitable housing in good neighborhoods where transportation costs are low. The research is clear: upzoning works.
Governing
April 30, 2021, 5am PDT
The Atlanta Department of City Planning has identified 877 acres of land on 490 parcels for potential affordable housing development.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 29, 2021, 10am PDT
The state of Texas and the city of Austin are moving in opposite directions on how best to respond to the needs of people experiencing homelessness.
The Texas Tribune
April 29, 2021, 7am PDT
Apartment List's May National Rent Report indicates that the brief reprieve in rising rental prices caused the economic disruption of the pandemic might already be a thing of the past.
Apartment List
April 28, 2021, 10am PDT
To improve housing costs and economic conditions at once, look to the locations of modular housing factories.
Shelterforce Magazine
April 28, 2021, 9am PDT
A controversy over the unpermitted use of RVs for shelter on an otherwise empty lot in West Oakland reveals a confluence of Bay Area housing crises.
The Mercury News
April 27, 2021, 8am PDT
The Biden administration plans to expand the federal housing voucher program, which currently provides rental assistance to 2.3 million U.S. households.
Next City
April 27, 2021, 6am PDT
Bidding wars, TikToks, and disparate impacts—every day there's more evidence that the pandemic has only worsened the nation's housing affordability crisis.
Slate
April 23, 2021, 5am PDT
Contrary to the dominant narrative about the negative perceptions of affordable housing projects among the public, a recent survey reveals widespread support for affordable housing in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region.
Regional Plan Association
April 16, 2021, 7am PDT
A New York Times article explains and, potentially, introduces the community land trust concept, which has proven immensely capable of preventing displacement and foreclosures while advancing homeownership and racial equity.
The New York Times
April 16, 2021, 6am PDT
Resistance mounts to the zoning reforms gaining traction in the United States.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 15, 2021, 9am PDT
It's hard to describe the current trends in the housing market as a "boom," though homebuying costs are surely rising.
Axios
Blog post
April 13, 2021, 5am PDT
Rents have been declining more slowly in the outer boroughs than in Manhattan. Does this mean that what happens in Manhattan has no effect on the rest of the city?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
April 8, 2021, 6am PDT
The significance of the Biden administration's expansive view of infrastructure is reflected in the flood of commentary published in the week since the public's first look at the American Jobs Plan.
James Brasuell
Blog post
April 7, 2021, 7am PDT

A debate about the effect of the increasing footprint of large, institutional investors in the housing market is further fragmenting the politics of development in the United States.

James Brasuell
March 31, 2021, 9am PDT
The CDC's eviction moratorium will stay in place until at least June 30, 2021.
CNN
March 30, 2021, 7am PDT
Between two rounds of funding, the city of New York has only awarded $7 million of a total $60 million intended for tenant relief.
Gothamist