Housing Shortage

View of vacant lot in Manhattan through chain link fence

How Low Land Taxes Contribute to the Housing Shortage

The relatively low cost of holding on to vacant lots leads to underdevelopment in what are often prime residential areas.

November 23, 2022 - The Wall Street Journal

Wood-framed apartment building under construction with red crane in background

America’s Housing Shortage Is More Dire Than We Thought

How much housing does America need to reduce soaring prices? Potentially more than anyone has estimated.

November 22, 2022 - The Atlantic

Wooden two-story homes on the beach in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Legalizes Accessory Dwelling Units

The city expanded the areas where homeowners can build ADUs in an effort to boost housing supply and affordable rental units.

November 16, 2022 - Jacksonville Daily Record

One-story houses dusted with snow in Durango, Colorado with snowy mountainside in background

Affordable Housing Measure Passes in Colorado

A voter-approved measure will set aside existing tax revenue to support affordable housing projects, homeownership initiatives, and rental assistance programs.

November 15, 2022 - The Colorado Sun

Downtown Dallas

Dallas Housing Nonprofit Warns of Dwindling Resources

A nonprofit that works to house people experiencing homelessness is calling on more landlords to participate in programs that match housing voucher recipients with available units.

November 9, 2022 - Dallas Observer

Eviction Notice taped to brown wooden door with black iron details

The Eviction Crisis Continues as Federal Aid Dries Up

Eviction rates are rising as rents and inflation grow around the country and households struggle to keep up with rent payments.

November 8, 2022 - NBC News

Yellow "no homeless camping" sign in water at California beach

California Governor to Cities: Homelessness is a Crisis. “Act Like it.”

Days before facing reelection, Governor Newsom rejected every California locality’s plan for addressing homelessness, calling the proposals inadequate in fighting the massive crisis in a state where over 100,000 people are unhoused.

November 8, 2022 - Los Angeles Times

Downtown Kingston, New York with historic four-story buildings

How New York Suburbs Are Tackling the Housing Crisis

Some small cities are proposing zoning code reforms and new taxes to address the growing housing shortage in the greater New York area.

October 27, 2022 - New York Focus

Fire burning on hillside behind house in Azusa, California

California Needs More Housing—But Where?

The state’s housing shortage is complicated by the growing number of places threatened by wildfires.

October 13, 2022 - CALmatters

Downtown Berkeley, California with Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline in background

When Nostalgia Impedes Progress

Urban design critic John King urges fellow Berkeley residents to embrace change and growth.

October 12, 2022 - Berkeleyside

San Francisco Skyline

San Francisco Rezoning Makes Room for 34,000 Housing Units

To meet state-mandated housing goals, San Francisco plans to accommodate thousands of new housing units focused in the city’s west side, which has seen little growth for decades.

October 11, 2022 - San Francisco Chronicle

Park Slope, Brooklyn

New York City’s Housing Shortage Continues

Decades-old policies have led to a deepening shortage of housing units, particularly for low- and middle-income households.

October 11, 2022 - New York 1

House under construction

Housing Construction Slowest at Both Ends of Wealth Spectrum

Communities with the slowest rates of new housing construction are either heavily undervalued, leading developers to avoid them, or extremely wealthy, giving residents leverage to employ zoning and land use to block development.

October 9, 2022 - Urban Institute

California Houses

No End in Sight to U.S. Housing Shortage

Despite recent cooling in the overheated U.S. housing market, high costs and labor and supply shortages are causing continuing hardship for potential homebuyers and renters.

July 26, 2022 - The Hill

Early morning view of new neighborhoods and Route 215 from the top of Lone Mountain in Northwest Las Vegas.

Report: Nevada Housing Shortage Worst in the Nation

Nevada’s explosive growth is creating a severe housing shortage, with the state needing almost 80,000 affordable housing units to meet demand.

May 11, 2022 - Las Vegas Weekly

Wood-framed apartment building under construction with red crane in background

Critics Call Out City Housing Plans for Unrealistic Projections

Meanwhile, cities say the state’s housing needs assessment sets impossible goals for affordable housing production.

May 11, 2022 - The Orange County Register

Housing Construction

U.S. Faces Historic Housing Shortages, With Roots in the Recession and Local Zoning Restrictions

The long-term effects of the Great Recession were timed very poorly for millions of Millennials aging into homebuying years. The pandemic and the traditional zoning preferences of communities aren't doing first-time homebuyers any favors.

April 4, 2022 - NPR

A vacant department store in Coolidge, Arizona.

Looking to Vacant Retail Spaces for Needed Housing Supply

The Phoenix City Council has taken the first steps toward zoning reforms that can balance out the oversupply of retail spaces at one end of the market and the lack of housing units at the other.

November 8, 2021 - AZ Central

Montgomery County Residential Homes

Why Is Housing in the D.C. Area So Pricey? It’s the Land

It’s not "luxury" factors that make housing in Washington, D.C., extremely expensive.

March 16, 2020 - WAMU

Seattle

Lowering the Barrier to Make Public Land Available for Affordable Housing

Municipalities can help fill in a crucial piece of the affordable housing puzzle by making public land accessible for development.

December 30, 2019 - Housing Matters

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