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.
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.
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.
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.
Rural Oregon Counties Struggle to Balance Growth, Affordability
Regions like Clatsop County are calling on the state to offer more resources for affordable housing.
Milwaukee County Affordable Housing Program Targets Suburbs
The growth of jobs in the Milwaukee suburbs is outpacing the housing supply.
‘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.
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.
Missoula Approves Tax Increment Financing for Workforce Housing
The funding mechanism exchanges public funding for a certain number of affordable units.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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