Housing Supply

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5 Office Conversions Making Waves in 2024

Adaptive reuse projects are transforming underutilized office space into mixed-use hubs of housing and commerce.

February 27, 2024 - Smart Cities Dive

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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.

February 26, 2024 - Associated Press

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Housing Affordability Slow to Improve

Supply remains low, signaling little relief for renters and potential homebuyers.

February 22, 2024 - Florida Phoenix

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How to Improve the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

With the housing shortage only getting worse, updates to a key federal program could help.

February 21, 2024 - Federation of American Scientists

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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.

February 18, 2024 - The Crimson

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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.

February 11, 2024 - The Salt Lake Tribune

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Opinion: Federal Policies That Could Ease the Housing Deficit

The president of Habitat for Humanity has some suggestions for U.S. lawmakers.

February 11, 2024 - The Hill

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DC Issues Draft Adaptive Reuse Regulations

A proposed tax abatement program would promote the conversion of office buildings to housing.

February 9, 2024 - Venable LLP

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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.

February 7, 2024 - Center for American Progress

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A Survey of Texas Zoning Reform

Zoning changes at the local and state levels are making it easier and faster to build housing.

February 6, 2024 - The Dallas Morning News

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Proposed Legislation Targets Arizona Housing Crisis

A series of state bills address barriers to housing production including parking minimums and ADUs.

February 5, 2024 - Axios Phoenix

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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.

February 4, 2024 - Forbes

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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.

January 31, 2024 - Next City

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Minnesota Legislator Proposes Parking Reform Bill

The bill would build on nationwide momentum to eliminate minimum parking requirements.

January 30, 2024 - Star Tribune

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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.

January 19, 2024 - KPBS

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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.

January 18, 2024 - The Real Deal

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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.

January 17, 2024 - Market Urbanism

Aerial view of single-family homes in Issaquah, Washington.

Washington House Passes Lot Splitting Bill

Residential properties can now be split, with certain restrictions, into multiple lots to spur more housing development.

January 16, 2024 - Governing

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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.

January 15, 2024 - The Oregonian

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Zoning Reform Is Working in Minneapolis

The city has grown its housing stock and limited rent cost increase to just 1 percent.

January 9, 2024 - Route Fifty

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