Housing Policy

November 17, 2018, 1pm PST
After years of neglecting its affordable housing policy, Kansas City is developing a new five-year vision on policy matters like a public-private trust fund and inclusionary zoning.
Next City
October 23, 2018, 9am PDT
The public and the "urbanism cognoscenti" do not see eye to eye when it comes to housing policy. A new survey makes the disconnect in opinions on matters of supply, regulations, and affordable housing very clear.
Los Angeles Times
October 22, 2018, 11am PDT
As California voters consider a ballot initiative that would greatly expand rent control around the state, researchers are working to inform the populace about rent control.
USC Dornsife
October 18, 2018, 10am PDT
California gets most of the attention, but states all over the country are removing some of the vestiges of local control to help spur housing development, require affordable housing, and control the skyrocketing cost of housing.
Pew Stateline
October 4, 2018, 2pm PDT
San Diego finds itself having to explain how its inclusionary zoning program spending diverged from expectations.
Voice of San Diego
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 28, 2018, 8am PDT
Boston's housing goals were set in 2014, but had to be revised as the city's population growth exceeds previous estimates.
WBUR
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 7, 2018, 8am PDT
Philadelphia officials are calling a new housing plan the city's first comprehensive citywide housing strategy.
PlanPhilly
August 28, 2018, 2pm PDT
New research finds lower displacement rates in neighborhoods with more new housing development. Slowing or stopping new development has the opposite of the desired effect, constricting housing supply, driving up rents, and displacing residents.
City Observatory
August 22, 2018, 1pm PDT
Duplexes, rowhouses, and small apartment buildings will be on the zoning menu for "housing choice neighborhoods" around Vancouver, thanks to the city's new "Making Room Housing Program."
Sightline Institute
Blog post
August 2, 2018, 8am PDT
Strategies for increasing affordability often involved trade-offs between various goals and impacts. It is important to consider all of these factors when evaluating potential solutions to unaffordability.
Todd Litman
Blog post
May 14, 2018, 5am PDT
Why local governments can not always be trusted to run housing policy.
Michael Lewyn
May 11, 2018, 8am PDT
Brookings has put together nine rules for more cohesive and effective housing policy, despite federalism's tendency to create near-infinite local variety.
Brookings
April 8, 2018, 1pm PDT
A new paper by the People's Policy Project explains why and how a government-owned municipal housing development, i.e., social housing, can address the nation's housing affordability crisis.
People's Policy Project
April 7, 2018, 11am PDT
Definitions of 17 commonly misunderstood housing policy terms.
Strong Towns
April 2, 2018, 6am PDT
Republicans in the Tennessee State Legislature made sure Nashville will never know if its inclusionary zoning policy would have delivered affordable housing in the city.
Tennessean
March 27, 2018, 2pm PDT
Missed among the coverage of the federal Omnibus Bill on Friday of last week: a long-awaited expansion of the Low Income Tax Credit.
Globe St.
March 5, 2018, 2pm PST
Inclusionary zoning hasn't helped as much as the state of Oregon was hoping when it passed a law to lift restrictions on the policy in 2016. Construction excise taxes could be the next policy to catch on around the state.
Mail Tribune
February 26, 2018, 6am PST
A proposed inclusionary zoning scheme in Ontario would enable the first examples of the controversial housing policy in Canada.
CityLab