Housing Crisis

December 30, 2016, 6am PST
A new study of evictions in the city of Philadelphia reveals a problem that is more widespread than expected, while also affecting certain neighborhoods and racial groups more than others.
PlanPhilly
December 21, 2016, 11am PST
AB 71, originating from the California Assembly, would raise funding for low-income housing construction by ending an existing tax break for second homes.
Los Angeles Times
December 21, 2016, 6am PST
A new citywide tenants union, designed to provide an umbrella for smaller organizations and new levels of education and access to renters, is taking shape in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Keystone Crossroads
November 30, 2016, 8am PST
Allowing the development of a planned community of 200 rental units, ranging from 200 to 800 square feet, will earn a position among the nation's most progressive land use policies.
The Denver Post
November 25, 2016, 7am PST
A post examining common responses to the question of why the cost of housing continues to rise requires a frank discussion about the nature of Seattle's "housing shortage."
The Urbanist
November 10, 2016, 6am PST
Miami’s city government hopes to get some financial compensation from banks for the hardship the city endured during the foreclosure crisis.
The Washington Post
October 26, 2016, 9am PDT
The McKinsey Global Institute wants to help California build 3.5 million homes by 2025.
The New York Times
September 29, 2016, 12pm PDT
Against all odds, both political parties agree on at least one thing: the merits of homeownership. But is buying a home really such a great investment, even for the well-off?
Market Urbanism
September 26, 2016, 11am PDT
A new paper released by the White House offers a toolkit of economic evidence and policy recommendations designed to help cities overcome local opposition to development.
Politico
September 21, 2016, 8am PDT
The housing crisis is a tough nut to crack. Obstacles of politics, economics, and design all stand in the way of the amount of quality housing for all levels of income that U.S. cities need. Can architects come to the rescue?
Architectural Record
August 21, 2016, 11am PDT
In 2015, compared to 2009, the nation had more people and lower incomes, but higher rents. All things being equal, the number of people who are homeless should have gone up. But it did not. It went down. What changed, and what's next?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
August 12, 2016, 11am PDT
There's plenty to talk about in a city where rents have increased by 51 percent since 2010.
Publicola
August 6, 2016, 11am PDT
A Los Angeles affordable-housing developer says the industry needs to focus more on keeping existing housing affordable.
The Planning Report
July 26, 2016, 8am PDT
Big news has emerged from British Columbia, where the government has been criticized for not doing more to address the housing affordability crisis.
Vancouver Sun
July 25, 2016, 10am PDT
Just because the public sector has set a goal to deliver thousands of new workforce housing units, doesn’t mean the market, or the private sector for that matter, will cooperate.
The Boston Globe
July 23, 2016, 7am PDT
Like many cities around the country, Portland, Maine is faced with rising costs for housing as demand outpaces supply.
Island Institute
July 15, 2016, 11am PDT
Zoning for new housing supply isn't the answer to Vancouver's housing affordability crisis, according to an editorial in the Vancouver Sun. In fact, it might only be making the problem worse.
Vancouver Sun
June 29, 2016, 12pm PDT
A new survey finds that many Americans are still extremely pessimistic about the state of the housing market—many even believe that the worst of the mortgage foreclosure crisis that began in 2008 is yet to come.
CityLab
June 21, 2016, 7am PDT
Prime Minister Trudeau took sides on one controversial issue central to the debate about the cost of housing in Vancouver, but stopped short of suggesting a clear policy agenda for the federal government to improve the problem.
CBC News
June 9, 2016, 9am PDT
A web tool that helped Detroit develop a housing plan may ultimately provide public data on every parcel in the country.
The Washington Post