Housing Policy

5 days ago
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
November 22, 2016, 6am PST
A major study by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, "Revitalizing Places: Improving Housing and Neighborhoods from Block to Metropolis," identifies planning strategies to improve housing and urban development practices.
Rethinking Social Housing in Mexico Project
November 17, 2016, 11am PST
Housing advocates tend to agree that we need to supplement market-rate luxury development with subsidized affordable housing, but rarely do we ask the market to provide housing for people further down the income ladder. That's bad policy.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
Feature
October 12, 2016, 5am PDT
The 2016 election presents a contest between two campaigns with fundamentally different views of fair housing in the United States—at a time when fair housing is a growing challenge with deep ramifications for the nation.
Jason Reece
October 5, 2016, 8am PDT
On the heels of the Obama Administration's Housing Development Toolkit, Jonathan Coppange examines how federal policy has distorted the housing market.
The Washington Post
September 19, 2016, 9am PDT
The city of Portland is considering a new inclusionary zoning policy, but some believe that inclusionary zoning has the opposite of its intended effect.
City Observatory
July 23, 2016, 7am PDT
Like many cities around the country, Portland, Maine is faced with rising costs for housing as demand outpaces supply.
Island Institute
July 7, 2016, 7am PDT
The policy tools used to address our nation's housing shortfall often seem to worsen the problem. But this is because they ignore the underlying infrastructure and financing to support growth.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
June 8, 2016, 10am PDT
It’s time to rewrite California’s building and planning codes for the 21st century, says architect Mark Hogan.
BOOM: A Journal of California