Housing Policy

Kennebec River

Housing Policy Conflicts With Local Control in Maine

The state's proposal to increase housing density is raising concerns among city officials worried about losing local control over development in their cities.

December 12, 2021 - Bangor Daily News

Housing Development

Op-ed: How to Separate Truth from BS in Housing Policy

Suddenly everyone and their mother has a housing plan. But not all housing plans are created equal.

April 20, 2021 - Next City

Brick Apartments

The Need for Social Housing in Seattle

Seattle trails international peer cities in its social housing stock, but there are steps city leaders can take to produce more units and increase affordability.

March 3, 2021 - The Urbanist

Rent Jubilee

Moving from the Inequitable Housing System We Have to the Housing System We Need

Three big, but basic, things that we could do right now to get us much closer to equity in housing.

February 9, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

Delaware

Opinion: Biden's Plan to Eliminate Exclusionary Zoning Is 'Imprudent'

A counterintuitive argument contends that from a housing justice perspective, the Biden administration's attack on exclusionary zoning is imprudent.

February 4, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

Abolish the Police

What's Abolitionist Housing Policy?

Abolition—as a mode of mobilization and social change directed at the criminal legal system and elsewhere—remains widely misunderstood.

January 21, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

City by the Bay

State Audit Faults California's Affordable Housing Development Processes

The California State Auditor's office is proposing an overhaul of the state's approach to affordable housing development, citing the cost burdens of the housing market as proof of the necessity for change.

November 18, 2020 - Auditor of the State of California

HUD

Losing Nonprofit Control of Tax Credit Housing?

How an ambiguous legal definition is endangering nonprofits’ control of dozens of affordable housing developments in the final years of their tax credit agreements.

October 26, 2020 - Shelterforce Magazine

Downtown Los Angeles

'The Affordable City' Offers Solutions for the U.S. Housing Affordability Crisis

An excerpt from the new book by Shane Phillips, "The Affordable City," published by Island Press.

October 21, 2020 - Shane Phillips

Affordable Housing

Lasting Affordability Is the Path to Resilience

These six housing investment strategies will incorporate lasting affordability, racial equity, and resilience into COVID-19 recovery plans.

August 19, 2020 - Shelterforce Magazine

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Case Study posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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