5 Office Conversions Making Waves in 2024
Adaptive reuse projects are transforming underutilized office space into mixed-use hubs of housing and commerce.
Facing Housing Crisis, Oregon Could Alter its Historic Land Use Law
A 1973 state law creates urban growth boundaries that limit urban sprawl, but rising housing costs are causing lawmakers to consider a one-time expansion.
Housing Affordability Slow to Improve
Supply remains low, signaling little relief for renters and potential homebuyers.
How to Improve the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
With the housing shortage only getting worse, updates to a key federal program could help.
What Is Cambridge’s Affordable Housing Overlay?
A controversial policy is helping create more affordable housing units in the Massachusetts city, but fears of overwhelming density are likely unfounded.
Utah Lawmakers Call for Housing on Public Lands
State lawmakers spoke out in support of a proposed federal bill that would permit housing development on federal lands.
Opinion: Federal Policies That Could Ease the Housing Deficit
The president of Habitat for Humanity has some suggestions for U.S. lawmakers.
DC Issues Draft Adaptive Reuse Regulations
A proposed tax abatement program would promote the conversion of office buildings to housing.
How To Boost Modular Home Construction
Modular housing can be built faster and at lower cost than traditional homes, but the industry is stymied by regulatory and other barriers.
A Survey of Texas Zoning Reform
Zoning changes at the local and state levels are making it easier and faster to build housing.
Proposed Legislation Targets Arizona Housing Crisis
A series of state bills address barriers to housing production including parking minimums and ADUs.
Opinion: Austin Zoning Reform Won’t Have Major Impact
Despite heated controversy, some experts believe the zoning changes made last year won’t make a significant dent in the local housing crisis.
Church Housing Movement Takes Hold in Virginia
A Richmond-based congregation plans to build over 200 units on its property, and a proposed state law could lead to more projects like it.
Minnesota Legislator Proposes Parking Reform Bill
The bill would build on nationwide momentum to eliminate minimum parking requirements.
San Diego Church Breaks Ground on Housing Project
The 25-unit development is part of a growing ‘Yes in God’s Backyard’ movement to build housing on properties owned by faith-based organizations.
Los Angeles Looks to Preserve Affordable Housing
The maintenance of existing affordable housing units often falls through the cracks as funding programs target new construction.
How Houston Keeps Housing Affordable
The city’s limited land use regulations have kept housing costs relatively low, but government intervention is still needed to provide housing to the lowest-income residents.
Washington House Passes Lot Splitting Bill
Residential properties can now be split, with certain restrictions, into multiple lots to spur more housing development.
Portland Council to Consider Zoning Amendments
The proposed zoning and land use changes would offer bigger incentives for developers of ‘moderately priced’ housing and relax some restrictions that builders say drive up the cost of construction.
Zoning Reform Is Working in Minneapolis
The city has grown its housing stock and limited rent cost increase to just 1 percent.
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