Affordable Housing

December 23, 2016, 1pm PST
Portland's new inclusionary zoning policy will go into effect in February.
The Oregonian
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
December 20, 2016, 9am PST
The new streamlining bill for affordable housing will not have the governor's name, but that of freshman Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener, who made a name for himself as a tenacious housing advocate while San Francisco County Supervisor.
KQED: California Report
December 20, 2016, 8am PST
Researchers from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia find evidence of displacement in Philadelphia's gentrifying neighborhoods.
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
December 13, 2016, 12pm PST
Though the HUD choice seems an odd, unqualified one, we should be looking beyond HUD however: Here's why Mnuchin at Treasury is even more worrisome.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
December 13, 2016, 7am PST
Pasadena's accessory dwelling unit is designed more to prevent than accommodate accessory dwelling units. Planner and Pasadena resident Jonathan P. Bell implores the city's Planning Commission to reform it.
UrbDeZine
December 10, 2016, 5am PST
Facebook has decided that being a good neighbor means donating funding toward affordable housing.
The Wall Street Journal
December 6, 2016, 6am PST
Rules protecting minorities' access to housing have been strengthened under the Obama administration. That progress could be lost under a HUD Secretary who opposes Fair Housing altogether.
CityLab
December 3, 2016, 11am PST
Enacted in 2015, Berlin's "Mietpreisbremse" ordinance limits rent increases on some (but not all) apartments. According to this study, results have not been ideal.
City Observatory
November 29, 2016, 5am PST
Philadelphia seeks $60 million bond issue to preserve existing affordable homes and improve residents' health. City seeks to offer city loan guarantee to embolden lenders to extend credit to homeowners with lower credit scores.
The Citizen
November 25, 2016, 1pm PST
Los Angeles is building several affordable housing projects for artists.
KPCC
November 19, 2016, 9am PST
If you believe sprawl just magically happened, here's something that visually suggests otherwise.
Modern Cities
November 18, 2016, 12pm PST
Political drama connected to the funding of affordable will require changes to the mayor's proposed city budget.
The Seattle Times
November 17, 2016, 11am PST
Housing advocates tend to agree that we need to supplement market-rate luxury development with subsidized affordable housing, but rarely do we ask the market to provide housing for people further down the income ladder. That's bad policy.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
November 17, 2016, 7am PST
Traffic Congestion, Parking Shortages, New Shopping Opportunities, Housing for Millennials, Economic Development! Charleston, South Carolina residents' reaction to over 6,000 planned or in development apartment units runs the gamut.
The Post and Courier
November 16, 2016, 8am PST
With an estimated housing gap of 7,500 units and an apartment vacancy rate of 2 percent, Salt Lake City needs to do more to address an affordable housing shortage, advocates say.
The Salt Lake Tribune
November 14, 2016, 10am PST
An affordable Housing measure passed in Tuesday's election has developers saying they may scrap existing building projects, meanwhile the bill’s supporters argue that the new rules will help break the housing crunch plaguing the area.
Los Angeles Times
November 14, 2016, 9am PST
The Washington, D.C. Housing Preservation Strike Force released a final report last week.
Next City
November 11, 2016, 8am PST
Voters appear to have passed the most contentious ballot measure in San Francisco, Proposition Q, that allows city workers to remove tent encampments if shelter is available. Voters in other Bay Area counties passed taxes for affordable housing.
San Francisco Chronicle