Housing Policy

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
February 16, 2018, 10am PST
A critique of New Jersey's housing policies lends historical perspective before taking an unexpected rhetorical turn.
The Star-Ledger
January 14, 2018, 1pm PST
This list is a wishlist of the most ambitious possible YIMBY political platform.
Urbanize LA
January 10, 2018, 12pm PST
SB 827, announced last week by California State Senator Scott Wiener, would revoke density maximums, parking minimums, and set permissive height limits along transit corridors all over the state.
Visualize Transit-Rich Housing
January 4, 2018, 10am PST
California State Senator Scott Wiener has established himself as one of the most ardent supporters of pro-housing policy in the state. His announcement this morning continued the theme.
Medium
December 26, 2017, 8am PST
With 1.7 million households in Canada currently living in "housing need," the ruling liberal government has decided to put its policies where its promises are.
Pacific Standard
December 2, 2017, 1pm PST
Vancouver is famous for high-rises and a decidedly urban quality of life, but housing prices are still skyrocketing. A new ten-year housing strategy proposes a few drastic measures to rebalance the market's scales.
Vancouver Sun
November 26, 2017, 1pm PST
Not forcing "style-matching" are among the recommendations for a good accessory dwelling unit (ADU) policy
CityLab
October 20, 2017, 11am PDT
Vincent Reina, Penn IUR Faculty Fellow, writes about the current state of U.S. housing policy.
Penn IUR Urban Link
August 28, 2017, 1pm PDT
Anthony York performs an autopsy of how decisions made by Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislature during the Great Recession are influencing the housing market, nearly a decade later.
Pacific Standard
July 23, 2017, 5am PDT
Rents and prices are going up for basically every kind of housing unit in Alexandria, Virginia. The city's commitment to the preservation of subsidized housing is no match.
Greater Greater Washington
July 17, 2017, 7am PDT
Cities have to prioritize displacement as a policy issue if they want to achieve inclusive growth, writes David Whitehead.
Greater Greater Washington
March 31, 2017, 10am PDT
Developers have a lot of opinions about how to fix New York's housing market (probably not a surprise) and not all of them consider themselves to be evil (maybe a little bit of a surprise).
City Limits