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Public Housing

April 26, 2021, 8am PDT
What are the New Deal for Housing Justice and the BREATHE Act and how do they move beyond previous housing agendas?
Shelterforce Magazine
April 23, 2021, 5am PDT
Contrary to the dominant narrative about the negative perceptions of affordable housing projects among the public, a recent survey reveals widespread support for affordable housing in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region.
Regional Plan Association
April 20, 2021, 7am PDT
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's grant funding program that integrates public housing investments with the surrounding neighborhood is moving ahead.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
March 16, 2021, 12pm PDT
The 2021 Pritzker Prize, considered the highest annual honor in architecture, has been awarded to a French couple who prioritize kindness in their designs.
NPR
March 10, 2021, 7am PST
The San Antonio Housing Authority has been working for years to replace the Alazán-Apache Courts with mixed-income housing using a tax-credit deal. But that plan is now scrapped in favor of keeping the apartments as public housing.
Next City
March 3, 2021, 9am PST
Seattle trails international peer cities in its social housing stock, but there are steps city leaders can take to produce more units and increase affordability.
The Urbanist
February 17, 2021, 11am PST
The amendment is a thorn in the side of affordable housing advocates, who blame "Faircloth Limits" for inhibiting public housing construction.
Next City
Blog post
February 8, 2021, 5am PST
The events of the past year shows that the law of supply and demand applies to urban housing, and that gentrification can, in fact, be subdued.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
February 2, 2021, 8am PST
Singapore's carefully designed public housing that supports mixed-incomes, green space, and access to high-quality transportation is a good benchmark for the Biden administration's new push to root out systemic racism in the housing market.
Robert Fischer
January 27, 2021, 12pm PST
Seeking repeal of the Faircloth Amendment could be a needless distraction in the new administration's efforts to create more affordable housing, according to an article by Jenny Schuetz for the Brookings Intitution.
Brookings Institution
January 19, 2021, 7am PST
The 80-year-old Bunker Hill public housing complex will be replace according to a plan approved recently by the Boston Planning and Development Agency.
The Boston Globe
December 30, 2020, 9am PST
The economic disruption of the pandemic has strengthened public support—even among Republicans—for an ambitious social housing program at the federal level, according to the findings of a recent report.
Bloomberg CityLab
November 5, 2020, 5am PST
A growing number of congressional representatives serving the city of New York support aggressive public investment in housing programs.
Curbed
October 23, 2020, 7am PDT
How the Joint Ownership Entity NYC is helping its community developer members stay strong during COVID.
Shelterforce Magazine
August 31, 2020, 11am PDT
Streaming on YouTube, the 1939 film "The City" is a powerful cinematic account of advocating for planned communities.
The New Yorker
July 23, 2020, 6am PDT
The day that renters relying on public support to pay the bills have been dreading since March arrives tomorrow.
The Washington Post
July 16, 2020, 8am PDT
The eviction moratorium put into effect by the CARES Act, applying to residents in public housing authority and Housing Choice Voucher programs, is set to expire later this month.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
February 9, 2020, 7am PST
The city has reinvented itself in many ways, but its residents are not reaping those benefits equally.
Atlanta
January 9, 2020, 11am PST
A state constitutional amendment from the 1950s has been used to hold back public housing, but voters could have a chance to strike it down later this year.
The Mercury News
January 8, 2020, 6am PST
The ambitious "Homes for All" plan would include upzoning as only one tool for addressing the acute housing affordability crisis in the state of Maryland.
CityLab