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July 18, 2019, 9am PDT
Sydney built more than 30,000 multi-unit homes last year. That new supply has meant falling rents in most of the city.
The Sydney Morning Herald
June 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
A quarter of all Massachusetts renters spend more than half their income on rent. A report from the Smart Growth Alliance argues NIMBYism is partly to blame.
CityLab
March 8, 2019, 6am PST
Senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Elizabeth Warren have all announced housing plans.
The Mercury News
August 30, 2018, 1pm PDT
If the rent is too damn high, it might still be a good investment.
CityLab
March 20, 2018, 11am PDT
A building boom in cities like Seattle has slowed rising rents, but experts don't see this as a lasting trend.
Governing
January 16, 2018, 7am PST
After years of rising rents D.C., 2017 brought a bump in new apartment supply and a dip in apartment rents around the city.
Bisnow
May 10, 2017, 7am PDT
U.S. landlords are getting a bigger share of the economic pie than they ever have before, according to new government data.
Market Watch
April 30, 2017, 5am PDT
Rising rents and low income residents have made this South Side neighborhood a locus for evictions and forced moves.
Chicago Reader
March 14, 2017, 10am PDT
Portland has built many new apartments in the city's core, and that seems to be slowing down rent growth in the area.
The Oregonian
March 3, 2017, 10am PST
San Diego invested $1.5 billion in tax increment to increase housing in its downtown but displaced affordable housing with unaffordable housing. Housing planner, developer and advocate, Murtaza Baxamusa gives some answers and asks some questions.
UrbDeZine
November 8, 2016, 9am PST
Renters can't access the tax breaks afforded to home buyers, like the mortgage interest tax deduction, so a Terner Center for Housing Innovation paper looks at policies that could put renters on a more even footing with home buyers.
Next City
October 6, 2016, 11am PDT
Even as rents continue to rise nationally, some of the most expensive cities like San Jose, San Francisco, and New York have seen rents fall this year.
The Wall Street Jounal
September 6, 2016, 6am PDT
Analysis by FiveThirtyEight offers a lesson in trade-offs. In this case: how much more New Yorkers are willing to pay for less time spent commuting.
FiveThirtyEight
March 14, 2016, 8am PDT
San Francisco loves process and fears change. It's costing residents in more ways than housing, laments David Prowler, former Special Assistant to Mayor Willie Brown.
UrbDeZine
January 12, 2016, 5am PST
As the dust settles from the Great Recession—evidence is growing to support the growing relevance of urban areas in the overall economic picture of the United States.
City Observatory
January 4, 2016, 9am PST
A Harvard study has found that those making $45,000 per year are struggling to meet the increasing cost of rent in cities across the country.
NBC News
June 18, 2015, 10am PDT
A pattern of opposition to housing projects that leads to the underdevelopment of land has contributed to a housing shortage in San Francisco, writes planning consultant Jim Chappell.
UrbDeZine
Blog post
February 10, 2015, 2pm PST
Some progressives deny that the law of supply and demand applies to housing.
Michael Lewyn
August 29, 2014, 5am PDT
Angie Schmitt follows up on an earlier report by the Citizen's Budget Commission that made an argument for the affordability of cities like New York City, with its large network of cheap transportation.
Streetsblog USA
August 22, 2014, 12pm PDT
A new study confirmed that the average Los Angeles renter allocates 47 percent of their paycheck towards rent.
KPCC