Housing Shortage

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Will New York’s Strict Short-Term Rental Rules Work?

Some owners are reluctant to put short-term rental units back on the long-term rental market, but the number of permitted units has dropped dramatically.

December 5, 2023 - Stateline

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Columbus City Council Proposes Actions to Stem Housing Crisis

Central Ohio needs roughly 14,000 new housing units every year to keep up with demand.

November 21, 2023 - ABC 6

Salt Lake City, Utah

Audit Reveals Utah’s Housing Shortage

The state must build 28,000 housing units each year to keep up with a growing need.

November 20, 2023 - Deseret News


Central Ohio Housing Production Struggles to Keep up With Demand

The region’s population growth is outstripping the pace of housing construction.

October 16, 2023 - The Columbus Dispatch

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ADU Demand Grows Across the West Coast

In communities from California to Washington, permit applications for accessory dwelling units outpace the ability of permitting and construction to keep pace.

July 14, 2023 - Cottage ADU

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Cincinnati First City in Ohio to Legalize Accessory Dwelling Units

The Queen City achieved an historic day for planning in the state of Ohio.

June 28, 2023 - WVXU

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How California’s Newest Housing Laws Could Affect Housing Production

While it’s too soon to assess the full effects of recently passed legislation on housing production in the state, planners and housing advocates express cautious optimism that the new laws could help alleviate the state’s housing shortage.

April 13, 2023 - Terner Center for Housing Innovation


California Attorney General Wants to Get Serious About Housing

A bill sponsored by the AG’s office would give the state’s top attorney more power to intervene in lawsuits related to the state’s housing laws.

March 29, 2023 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Illinois Legislature to Consider Affordable Housing Tax Credit

A proposed tax credit could create thousands of new affordable housing units per year, its proponents say.

March 28, 2023 - The Real Deal

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Report Calls for ‘Sustained and Significant’ Investments in Affordable Housing

The National Low Income Housing Coalition’s annual report highlights the shortage of affordable and available housing units for low-income households.

March 27, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

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The Quiet Housing Crisis in Rural America

While housing shortages in major cities are grabbing headlines, rural communities are seeing higher rates of growth in housing prices and a silently spreading homelessness crisis.

March 20, 2023 - The Daily Yonder

San Francisco, California

Backlash to San Francisco Development Spotlights City’s Conflicting Priorities

Residents of the Bayview neighborhood say they support new housing, but object to a proposed building that would replace one of the area’s only green spaces.

March 15, 2023 - San Francisco Examiner

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Arizona Housing Bill Fails in State Senate

The bill would have eliminated some parking requirements, legalized more types of affordable housing, and promoted increased housing production.

March 14, 2023 - 12News

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Montana Could Overhaul Land Use Laws

State legislators want to make comprehensive changes to land use and zoning laws to alleviate a growing housing shortage in the state’s urban areas.

February 28, 2023 - Bozeman Daily Chronicle

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Utah Governor: Californians, Stay Home

Gov. Spencer Cox urged Californians considering the move to Utah to stay put, highlighting the state’s rapid growth and the strain on resources like water and housing.

February 16, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

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Over 40 Percent of U.S. Tenants Are ‘Rent Burdened’

Despite a small downturn in average rents at the end of last year, American renter households continue to struggle with unaffordable housing costs.

January 11, 2023 - FiveThirtyEight

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How Zoning Changes Could Boost Housing Supply in Seattle

The Puget Sound region could benefit from zoning tweaks that would encourage more transit-oriented development and ‘gentle’ density increases, new research finds.

January 9, 2023 - Urban Institute

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Opinion: Los Angeles Needs More Housing, Fast

The shortage of housing at all price points in the region is the main driver of high costs and the growing homelessness crisis.

January 4, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

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New Federal Plan Aims To Prevent Homelessness

A new White House policy to reduce homelessness seeks to address the root issues that cause people to lose housing and stimulate housing production.

December 20, 2022 - NPR

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Orange County Lagging on Supportive Housing Goals

The county is far behind its goal of building 2,700 supportive housing units as the region grows more unaffordable.

December 18, 2022 - Voice of OC

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