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.
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.
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.
September 7, 2018, 8am PDT
Philadelphia officials are calling a new housing plan the city's first comprehensive citywide housing strategy.
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.
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."
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.
May 14, 2018, 5am PDT
Why local governments can not always be trusted to run housing policy.
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.
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.
April 7, 2018, 11am PDT
Definitions of 17 commonly misunderstood housing policy terms.
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.
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.
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.
February 26, 2018, 6am PST
A proposed inclusionary zoning scheme in Ontario would enable the first examples of the controversial housing policy in Canada.
February 16, 2018, 10am PST
A critique of New Jersey's housing policies lends historical perspective before taking an unexpected rhetorical turn.
January 14, 2018, 1pm PST
This list is a wishlist of the most ambitious possible YIMBY political platform.
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.
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.