Multi-Family Housing

Pennsylvania

Will Philly's New Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning Yield Results?

City leaders hope a new affordable housing law will increase the supply of affordable units in the city, but critics say the policy may lead to reduced construction and higher housing costs.

February 21, 2022 - Bisnow

Arizona Suburb

Arizona Enters the Upzoning Fray

Arizona lawmakers have proposed a bill that would boost the state's affordable housing fund and increase density in some residential areas.

February 14, 2022 - azfamily.com

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Louisiana City Halts Multi-Family Housing Construction Due to Infrastructure Concerns

The Hammond City Council has paused multi-family development approvals while it studies ways to improve the city's infrastructure.

February 10, 2022 - The Daily Star

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Upzoning Leads to Sharp Growth in Construction in Bend

After Oregon legalized 'missing middle housing' in cities statewide, Bend, the first city to comply with the state law, has experienced a significant boost in mid-density housing construction.

January 30, 2022 - KTVZ

New Zealand

Zoning Reform: Lessons From New Zealand

The island nation is mandating mid-density zoning requirements and transit-oriented development in an effort to increase housing affordability and encourage compact development.

January 27, 2022 - The Brookings Institution

Rent

Rental Market Leaving More Americans Behind, Says Harvard Housing Report

The narratives of 1921, 2008, and 2020 are still in full effect after two years of pandemic disruption in the housing market. All the threats of eviction, homelessness, and systemic racism are still present, with the potential to worsen, in 2022.

January 26, 2022 - James Brasuell

Boston Skyline with Dome

Massachusetts Gets Serious About Upzoning

A Massachusetts law aimed at reducing the state's housing shortage mandates zoning for multi-family housing in most eastern Massachusetts jurisdictions.

January 26, 2022 - Slate

Puget Sound

Washington Could Legalize 'Missing Middle' Housing Statewide

A proposed bill in the Washington state legislature that would legalize more multi-family housing in the state could add hundreds of thousands of units to the state's strained housing stock.

January 11, 2022 - Sightline

Olympic Mountains

Survey: Seattle-Area Residents Support Upzoning

To fight the growing housing crisis, most King County residents support an end to single-family zoning and accelerated housing development, according to a new poll.

January 5, 2022 - The Seattle Times

Town Homes

Report Links Housing Growth and Climate Resilience

Data from three U.S. metro areas show a failure to address land use and sprawl as a key factor driving climate change.

December 26, 2021 - The Brookings Institution

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