Affordable Housing

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A development on Chicago's Northside faces protests and picketers who don't want new density, height, or low income residents.
Chicago Reader
February 21, 2017, 12pm PST
Rising land values has made some of the land Sydney, Australia's affordable housing sits on prime targets for redevelopment and gentrification.
South China Morning Post
February 19, 2017, 7am PST
Urbanist Jane Jacobs' support for mixed use development has long been seen as the best urban design strategy, but this vision assumed that the retail space under housing could be rented. What if that is no longer the case?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
February 15, 2017, 1pm PST
Six regions have been selected for funding as part of the Strong, Prosperous and Resilient Communities Challenge, or SPARCC. A local news outlet reports on the potential benefits of the program for Atlanta.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
February 14, 2017, 8am PST
Mayor Ed Lee comes out against the city controller's proposed percentages for affordable housing, saying the numbers, "…have no relevance to what we economically can accomplish"
San Francisco Chronicle
February 12, 2017, 11am PST
An in-depth look into the political controversies stirred up in the Boston neighborhood of Jamaica Plain as a result of a proposed, density-adding zoning plan.
The Boston Globe
February 10, 2017, 9am PST
With rents on the rise even in "inexpensive" cities like New Orleans, artists and musicians are getting priced out. Affordable housing designated for artists is one way to help them stay.
PBS NewsHour
February 3, 2017, 5am PST
Entrepreneur Tyrone Poole's Oregon start-up matches prospective tenants with rental units they qualify for, eliminating legwork and application fees.
CityLab
January 30, 2017, 12pm PST
Pasadena is adopting accessory dwelling unit (ADU) reform in response to state legislation designed to spur affordable housing options by easing restrictions on ADUs. But is it really entrenchment dressed as reform?
UrbDeZine
January 28, 2017, 5am PST
Across the country, affordable housing projects depend on tax credits to encourage investment; the possibility of a lower tax rate has already affected their funding.
Next City
January 27, 2017, 10am PST
Josie Huang reports on a new audit from the Los Angeles City Controller finding that the city's density bonus program is falling short of its goals for delivering affordable housing.
KPCC
January 21, 2017, 7am PST
Many families cannot afford to live in San Francisco, where housing prices are high and houses fit for families raising children are hard to come by.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 19, 2017, 5am PST
Vicki Been is leaving her leadership role at the Department of Housing Preservation and Development for a job at New York University.
Politico New York
January 13, 2017, 12pm PST
Karen Parolek discusses the 'Missing Middle' that is too often overlooked in discussions about affordable housing.
Modern Cities
January 12, 2017, 12pm PST
Activists call for policy makers to curb deaths among Sacramento, California's homeless population.
Next City
January 6, 2017, 7am PST
Plans that focus on giving funds to renters and home buyers won't make housing affordable, and can inflate housing prices and rents.
City Observatory
January 4, 2017, 11am PST
A Santa Ana small lot development could be an example of how California could become more affordable by building more dense urban-style homes throughout the state.
Los Angeles Times
January 3, 2017, 8am PST
The Seattle Weekly explores the question of how Seattle, a quickly growing and desirable city, is working to ensure housing options for its low-income residents.
Seattle Weekly
January 1, 2017, 1pm PST
Seattle's incentive zoning program is paying dividends and funding projects. Look for 110 affordable units to be built in the Capitol Hill neighborhood by 2019.
The Urbanist
December 29, 2016, 6am PST
The city of Cambridge has until April to decide on a proposed policy that would greatly expand the number of affordable units required in new development projects.
The Boston Globe