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Mixed-Income Housing

November 9, 2018, 8am PST
Columbia, South Carolina is concerned about the lack of affordable housing in its city, potentially making it difficult for fire fighters, teachers, and more to afford to live in the community.
WIS News
May 2, 2018, 10am PDT
Interview with the co-author of the report "Social Housing in the United States," on the politics of home ownership, why public housing needs to be mixed-income, and providing adequate, affordable housing to all citizens.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
November 3, 2017, 2pm PDT
In a appeal by no means limited to the Dallas metro region, Mike Koprowski condemns the city's entrenched segregation and calls for a stronger response.
Dallas News
January 31, 2017, 11am PST
Simply inviting residents to participate in design charrettes or a community planning process does not mitigate the significant loss they feel as they witness the physical destruction of their homes and lived history.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
March 10, 2015, 7am PDT
Former HUD counsel and current Philadelphia mayoral contender Nelson Diaz laid the groundwork for "entrepreneurial" approaches to public housing. Whether the resulting projects were effective is up for debate.
PlanPhilly
November 5, 2013, 10am PST
When the Townhomes on Capitol Hill replaced the Ellen Wilson public housing project 14 years ago, mixed-income housing was a novel strategy. Now that such projects are common, what lessons can the Townhomes provide for developing affordable housing?
The Washington Post
August 18, 2013, 11am PDT
A scheme to transform a Watts housing project with mixed-use development earned final approval from the L.A. City Council on Wednesday. Shops, town homes, and open spaces are to replace "one of the city's most poverty-stricken and violent areas."
Los Angeles Times
August 11, 2013, 7am PDT
25 years ago, the conversion of 1950's era public housing into a mixed-income community on Columbia Point in Boston provided the template for the federal government's Hope VI program. How has this seminal project withstood the test of time?
Architect
July 10, 2013, 5am PDT
A controversial affordable housing project proposed for Somerville, Mass. diffused community opposition by coordinating with the for-profit developer of an adjacent parcel. Could the partnership provide a template for moderating NIMBYism?
Rooflines
June 21, 2012, 2pm PDT
Mixed-income housing - infusing affordable housing with market-rate units - is relying more on incentives and subsidies, than mandates, to stimulate development.
Urban Land