Affordable Housing

September 21, 2017, 2pm PDT
A suite of zoning changes that would increase building heights and density along the Passaic River in Newark, New Jersey, provoked a chaotic council hearing that devolved into shouting and the removal of residents from the council chambers.
NJ.com
September 20, 2017, 12pm PDT
There's plenty of housing available in Downtown L.A. for the wealthy but, while those apartments sit empty, many looking for housing find costs too high to pay.
KPCC
September 18, 2017, 12pm PDT
Large, adaptive-reuse projects are all the rage in urban planning today, but absent a fundamentally new approach—with affordability at the center of the process—they are likely to become engines of what's been termed "environmental gentrification."
Shelterforce/Rooflines
September 17, 2017, 7am PDT
The California legislature ended its season on Friday, handing Gov. Jerry Brown a third major victory. After passing landmark legislation earlier in transportation and climate change, a slate of controversial housing bills await his signature.
The Mercury News
September 17, 2017, 5am PDT
As Philadelphia's Breeze Point gets more expensive, a market-rate developer is claiming that an affordable housing development's surface parking lot is taking up land that could be homes.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 15, 2017, 8am PDT
Two economics professors from the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley argue that the housing crisis doesn't just affect booming coastal cities. It's a national problem.
The New York Times - Opinion
September 1, 2017, 10am PDT
Goals for low-income housing were lower in majority white cities and communities than they were in their more diverse neighbors.
Los Angeles Times
August 31, 2017, 1pm PDT
KPCC has published an interactive map showing the publicly funded affordable housing developments in Los Angeles County.
KPCC
August 28, 2017, 6am PDT
The Housing Department also found that inclusionary zoning (IZ) has not adversely impacted new development.
Washington City Paper
August 24, 2017, 12pm PDT
AVs are more than a transportation issue and will have significant impacts on real estate. Expect AVs to affect parking, sprawl, housing prices, and transit.
Urbanism Next Blog - Sustainable Cities Initiative
August 24, 2017, 6am PDT
The New York City neighborhood of Far Rockaway will see the latest of the rezoning proposals at the center of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's affordable housing plan.
The Real Deal
August 21, 2017, 10am PDT
SB 35 (Wiener) and AB 199 (Chu) make it more costly to build housing by requiring prevailing wages where applicable, pleasing construction unions but making affordable housing less affordable, opines CALmatters political columnist, Dan Walters.
CALmatters
August 10, 2017, 5am PDT
There are two fundamental flaws with the emergent "YIMBY" approach to planning and development politics, according to this article in an influential magazine of the American left.
Jacobin
August 9, 2017, 1pm PDT
A new city report provides data on the number of affordable housing units built in the city of Boston as a result of the Inclusionary Development Policy.
The Boston Globe
August 1, 2017, 6am PDT
Montgomery County's plan for Bethesda calls for height bonuses in return for affordable housing. Residents neighboring the proposed incentive zones have successfully resisted that idea.
Greater Greater Washington
July 30, 2017, 9am PDT
The debate about inclusionary zoning persists—with some pro-development saying affordable housing fees and requirements stifle development before it can start. A new tool helps crunch the numbers behind the debate.
Steven Can Plan
July 26, 2017, 11am PDT
The city of Santa Monica increased in population by 6,500 between 1960 and 2010, while the rest of Los Angeles County grew by 60 percent over the same period. A debate over a new downtown plan that includes more housing was never going to be simple.
Los Angeles Times
July 25, 2017, 11am PDT
The argument in the headline, put more specifically: inclusionary zoning, fees, legal challenges, and minimum apartment sizes are counter-productive. The only policy that will add housing stock, is to make it much cheaper to add housing stock.
Sightline Institute
July 23, 2017, 5am PDT
Rents and prices are going up for basically every kind of housing unit in Alexandria, Virginia. The city's commitment to the preservation of subsidized housing is no match.
Greater Greater Washington
July 20, 2017, 10am PDT
Have NIMBYs and YIMBYs arguing in your neighborhood? Scott Doyon talks residential development.
PlaceShakers