3 days ago
There is hope that affordable housing advocates will agree that adding supply at any price point can help provide affordable housing as a result.
4 days ago
Oakland pilot program to buy up vacant lots and properties, whose owners have defaulted on their property taxes, to transform them into low- and medium-income housing.
6 days ago
Every bit of affordable housing helps in expensive San Francisco, but some residents in the city's "Below Market Rental" units are illegally renting those units for thousands of dollars a month.
November 12, 2017, 9am PST
Seattle has released the long-awaited environmental impact statement for the Mandatory Housing Affordability program—a final step in the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda process launched by former Mayor Ed Murray.
November 9, 2017, 6am PST
The Tax Cut and Jobs Act would have a deleterious effect on major infrastructure proposed by the private sector. The loss of Private Activity Bonds would hike borrowing rates for road, transit, stadium, and even affordable housing projects.
Greater Greater Washington
November 8, 2017, 2pm PST
The House tax reform bill threats to drastically reduce the number of affordable housing units developed.
November 7, 2017, 8am PST
San Diego's Affordable Homes Bonus Program (AHBP), launched in mid-2016, increases incentives for projects that incorporate more affordable units. Developers are taking notice.
November 3, 2017, 8am PDT
The U.S. Supreme Court turned down a case with the potential to eradicate inclusionary zoning and in-lieu housing fees in the state of California.
October 30, 2017, 6am PDT
With support from the city and community development groups, Interboro Community Land Trust will focus on creating affordable homeownership opportunities.
October 28, 2017, 9am PDT
Bergen County, New Jersey offers a case study in overcoming decades of illegal and exclusionary zoning practices.
October 25, 2017, 7am PDT
The largest survey of inclusionary housing to date contrasts the efficacy of policies across the United States.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
October 22, 2017, 5am PDT
A $988 million bonding bill approved by Minnesota state legislators earlier this year is paying off in funding for affordable housing projects around the state.
October 20, 2017, 8am PDT
San Francisco Mayor, Ed Lee, released his directive saying the city should be approving the building or renovating of 5,000 units a year.
San Francisco Business Journal
October 17, 2017, 8am PDT
The city's new guidelines incentivize the development of affordable housing near transit.
October 14, 2017, 11am PDT
The Housing Insights team of volunteer civic hackers hopes you'll use their software in other cities, too.
Greater Greater Washington
October 10, 2017, 7am PDT
Rents are spiking in the city of Atlanta—and the roster of big cities struggling to manage the costs of living grows.
October 5, 2017, 8am PDT
A new law could enable affordable housing projects, if they meet the specified criteria, to bypass the public process that so often blocks their approval.
October 3, 2017, 8am PDT
A seemingly innocuous sentence embedded in almost every subdivision ordinance across the United States has disconnected neighborhoods and made cities unwalkable. Two sentences could change that.
October 2, 2017, 7am PDT
At a new affordable housing project in a low-income neighborhood of San Francisco, Gov. Brown signed the package Friday that places a $4 billion housing bond on the ballot next year, adds a $75 real estate transaction fee, and streamlines permitting.
September 25, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of Los Angeles is taking substantive action to provide incentives for affordable housing development.