Workforce Housing

Aerial view of Vail, Colorado in winter with multi-story buildings in foregorund and snowy mountains in background.

Opinion: Resort Towns Must Take Action to Keep Housing Affordable

The workers that keep many popular tourist destinations running find it more difficult to find affordable housing near their jobs as more remote workers move to scenic resort areas.

February 29, 2024 - Governing

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Feds Confronted with New Workforce Housing Issue: Their Own

Rising housing costs in rural counties is undermining the U.S. Forest Service's ability to recruit employees.

February 19, 2024 - National Association of Counties

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Opinion: Affordable Housing Key Component of Economic Strategy

As the Richmond area grows, having a greater availability of affordable housing could be crucial to maintaining a strong local workforce.

January 9, 2024 - Richmond Times-Dispatch

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School Districts Invest in Workforce Housing

With teacher salaries failing to keep up with housing costs, some districts are building housing to keep their employees.

January 7, 2024 - Route Fifty

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Rural Oregon Counties Struggle to Balance Growth, Affordability

Regions like Clatsop County are calling on the state to offer more resources for affordable housing.

January 2, 2024 - Governing

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Milwaukee County Affordable Housing Program Targets Suburbs

The growth of jobs in the Milwaukee suburbs is outpacing the housing supply.

December 21, 2023 - Wisconsin Watch

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‘Urban-Scale’ Problems, ‘Rural-Level Resources’

Northwest Oregon towns face a growing housing crisis, but affordable housing grants are hard to come by for underresourced communities.

December 6, 2023 - The Daily Yonder

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Missoula Opens New Affordable Housing Complexes

The city is adding hundreds of new housing units in an effort to ease the region’s housing crunch.

October 18, 2023 - Route Fifty

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Missoula Approves Tax Increment Financing for Workforce Housing

The funding mechanism exchanges public funding for a certain number of affordable units.

October 16, 2023 - The Missoulian

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Montana Legislature Considering Historic Package of Pro-Housing Development Bills

State legislators agree the cost of housing is a growing problem, but there is little consensus on how to boost the supply of affordable housing.

April 10, 2023 - The Missoulian

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Wisconsin Workers Struggle to Find Affordable Housing

The state is facing a workforce housing shortage and rising costs, but some cities and towns make it difficult to build new housing near jobs.

February 2, 2023 - Urban Milwaukee

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Colorado DOT Invests in Workforce Housing

With the agency struggling to fill positions and housing costs rising across the state, the Colorado Department of Transportation is taking matters into its own hands.

January 18, 2023 - Route Fifty

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Austin School District Properties Could Host Affordable Housing

The District is weighing early proposals to include housing units for teachers and staff in the redevelopment of a group of six ‘underutilized’ district properties.

October 2, 2022 - CBS Austin

Single-family house with two-car garage under construction

Opinion: To Boost Economic Development, Build Housing

Rather than providing incentives to lure employers to their cities, local leaders should focus on supporting enough affordable workforce housing to accommodate new and existing residents.

August 23, 2022 - The Philadelphia Citizen

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Aspen Imposes New Limits on Short-Term Rentals as Housing Prices Soar

The Aspen City Council hopes the stricter regulations on short-term rentals and new home construction will stem the astronomical rise of housing costs in the mountain town.

July 13, 2022 - The Colorado Sun

Oakland Apartment Building

New California Bond Program Promotes Affordability for Middle-Income Renters

The California Statewide Communities Development Authority hopes that a new program, which helps cities purchase rental properties with no upfront cost, will lead to an increase in affordable middle-income housing.

December 16, 2020 - Next City

Southeast Asia

The Singapore Exception

Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong were credited early in the pandemic with having successfully contained the coronavirus without resorting to lockdowns. However, Singapore lost its standing in that elite group. Crowding vs. density may explain why.

June 9, 2020 - NPR - Goats and Soda

The Peninsula

New Housing Law Quickly Enacted in Bay Area

A four-month-old California housing law that applies only to 100% affordable housing near transit has dramatically changed a housing proposal in an affluent Peninsula city, though it is too soon to say if the additional two-stories will be approved.

February 26, 2020 - San Mateo Daily Journal

Uptown San Diego

Middle-Income Density Bonus Working Toward Approval in San Diego

The San Diego City Council's Land Use and Housing Commission approved a density bonus program to provide incentives for developers to build middle- and low-income housing.

April 21, 2019 - The San Diego Union Tribune

San Francisco

Maps: Where Teachers Can Afford Housing in California

Teachers can't afford to live in the neighborhoods where they teach in California—the biggest gap between teachers' wages and the cost of housing is found in the Bay Area.

April 19, 2019 - EdSource

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