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Multi-Family Housing

July 21, 2019, 5am PDT
Not since the Great Recession have sales of multi-family residential buildings in New York City slowed to such a standstill. Experts are blaming the state's new rent control regulations.
Bloomberg
July 12, 2019, 9am PDT
It's going to take "radical policies" and "political courage" to overcome the housing shortage in California, according to a recent working paper, but they will be necessary to overcome the negative consequences of the planning and zoning status quo.
Terner Center for Housing Innovation
July 9, 2019, 7am PDT
Millennials need housing they can afford, and that means apartments instead of houses.
CNBC
June 5, 2019, 8am PDT
A motion in Vancouver, British Columbia, calls for reconsidering policies that site multifamily buildings on busy trucking corridors where diesel emissions are high.
The Star
June 4, 2019, 6am PDT
New analysis explores every city and suburb in the Boston region to reveal the tools of multi-family housing obstruction—sometimes it takes more than zoning to block apartments from getting built.
The Boston Globe
May 19, 2019, 9am PDT
Apartments are abundant in the development pipeline of the Dallas-Forth Worth region—not just in the urban core, but in suburbs like Frisco, Carrollton, and Farmers Branch.
The Dallas Morning News
March 21, 2019, 7am PDT
A study released this week by the Greater Houston Flood Mitigation Consortium ( the University of Houston, the Kinder Institute, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and more) raises concerns that new floodplain regulations could harm renters.
The Houston Chronicle
December 11, 2018, 8am PST
The city should look back to its past for lessons about creating more livable, affordable, and equitable neighborhoods, says a new report.
The Urbanist
December 6, 2018, 6am PST
While it's fun to tease about the architectural shortcomings of most newly constructed urban residential buildings in the United States, the causes of its ubiquitous sameness reveals the depths of the country's housing crisis.
Curbed
September 14, 2018, 7am PDT
From high-rises to townhouses, the suburban multi-family market is growing fast.
Governing
July 19, 2018, 6am PDT
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is taking a strong stance in support of zoning regulations that enable new multi-family housing developments.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
June 16, 2018, 11am PDT
A small city in the South Bay Area, south of San Jose, has approved its first multi-family housing project—because state law mandated it.
The Mercury News
May 11, 2018, 2pm PDT
California added 309,000 residents last year, an 8 percent drop compared to annual increases since 2010. The state added a net 85,000 housing units, accounting for losses to wildfires.
SF Gate
May 2, 2018, 8am PDT
The California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund, unlike other renters groups, sees increased housing production as key to bringing down rents. It is enforcing the Housing Accountability Act in cities that arbitrarily deny new construction.
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund
April 29, 2018, 7am PDT
Apartment construction was the most widespread form of construction in Southeast Michigan during 2017, according to a recent report.
The Detroit Free Press
October 24, 2017, 8am PDT
Anoka, Minnesota decided it has enough rental housing.
Star Tribune
August 31, 2017, 8am PDT
The city of Seattle provides the geography and market for a housing map that illustrates the differences between single-family and multi-family housing in terms of affordability.
Sightline Institute
June 2, 2017, 8am PDT
In the 1970s and 1980s, condo conversions were all the rage in Chicago. In 2017, however, developers are scooping up multi-family buildings en masse and "deconverting" condo units into apartments.
Crain's Chicago Business
April 25, 2017, 11am PDT
The Dallas-Fort Worth region is building multi-family housing a lot faster than anywhere else in the country, according to a recent report.
Dallas News
April 17, 2017, 2pm PDT
On the one hand, the city of Portland is facing pressure to add new housing and development to meet the needs of a growing population and an expensive real estate market. On the other hand, change is never easy.
Portland Tribune