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Housing Crisis

2 days ago
Of all the nightmare scenarios that became possible when the coronavirus hit the shores of the United States, the possibility of massive evictions and a rental market failure seems to have averted the worst possible outcomes. That could still change.
The New York Times
3 days ago
"This is a housing disease."
Inside Housing
May 28, 2020, 5am PDT
Renters in smaller multi-family buildings and single-family homes are faced with larger economic challenges during the pandemic, according to new analysis by researchers at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
May 27, 2020, 6am PDT
The Emergency Relief for Affordable Multifamily Properties Program is designed to keep multi-family property owners from entering default.
Next City
May 20, 2020, 5am PDT
A planned development made possible by a ground lease with the county could add over a thousands mixed income units to the housing market in Miami.
Miami Herald
May 14, 2020, 9am PDT
As they organize for immediate relief for those whose housing was affected by the pandemic, tenant leaders are also building power to demand long-term changes.
Shelterforce Magazine
May 7, 2020, 5am PDT
A report by Zillow predicts a sudden reversal for the housing market, which has been soaring in many places around the country ever since the worst of the financial crisis and housing market crash of the Great Recession.
CNBC
May 4, 2020, 5am PDT
Another month, another rental payment crisis for millions of Americans.
ABC News
April 30, 2020, 6am PDT
The solutions for the U.S. housing crisis caused by the economic wreckage of COVID-19 will also provide relief in the future, according to this article.
Sightline Institute
April 26, 2020, 9am PDT
A bill announced by Rep. Ilhan Omar would release tenants and homeowners from housing payments until the national emergency is lifted, and would make up the losses to landlords and lenders through a federal fund.
Shelterforce Magazine
April 20, 2020, 9am PDT
The pre-existing condition of the California housing market will make it very difficult to meet the demands of the state's residents as unemployment spikes in the state.
Los Angeles Times
April 20, 2020, 5am PDT
Analysis from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University predicts the pandemic will reduce rents, but only at the top of the market.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
April 17, 2020, 8am PDT
An expert panel convened to discuss the effect of the coronavirus on the foundations of society and contemporary life. The future, both the remaining time dealing with the pandemic and after, is becoming more clear with every passing day and week.
Planetizen Courses
April 16, 2020, 11am PDT
Eviction moratoriums are only as good as their enforcement, as one man’s harrowing story in New Orleans shows.
Shelterforce Magazine
April 16, 2020, 6am PDT
An expanded housing voucher program is needed to address the medium- and long-term economic consequences of COVID-19.
Shelterforce Magazine
April 14, 2020, 9am PDT
Reduced demand for office space after coronavirus could lead New York landlords to consider the conversion of offices to residential spaces.
The Real Deal
April 9, 2020, 12pm PDT
The work of planners might seem unimportant during the pandemic, according to this article, but some of the skills and expertise of planning are more important than ever.
Abundant Housing LA
Feature
April 8, 2020, 9am PDT
One-third of tenants didn't pay rent in April, according to a data released today by the National Multifamily Housing Council.
James Brasuell
Feature
March 26, 2020, 6am PDT
Cities, states, and the federal government are trying to prevent a repeat of 2008 while still facing the challenges of inequality and poverty that grew out of the previous recession.
James Brasuell
March 11, 2020, 8am PDT
California State Senator has released draft legislation to follow up on the previous SB 50, which in turn followed up on SB 827. The new bill, SB 902, promises a "light touch."
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