Affordable Housing

March 20, 2017, 12pm PDT
A bill currently in committee in Oregon would raise revenue for the state's housing accounts by ending a subsidy used only by residents who own more than one property around the state.
Statesman Journal
March 20, 2017, 8am PDT
HUD has a complicated and controversial history, and it's all coming into play as the Trump Administration proposes funding cuts and installs problematic leadership.
Curbed
March 16, 2017, 12pm PDT
Shared ownership model of artist housing transforming Indianapolis block from vacant to vibrant and seeks to keep prices stable over the long term.
Modern Cities
March 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
A bill with anti-gentrification goals would charge developers who intend to knock down homes along the city’s new bike trail.
Chicago Tribune
March 13, 2017, 11am PDT
The Sacramento Bee follows-up a revealing report on lower income workers leaving California due largely to exorbitant housing costs with an editorial endorsing legislation by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco to address the source of the problem.
The Sacramento Bee
March 11, 2017, 7am PST
Here are some observations that may shed light on the mystery of why—despite creating every incentive that planners can conceive—we are failing to produce affordable housing at the level we need.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
March 8, 2017, 5am PST
The city of Atlanta is building new housing, but very little of it is affordable. A new bond is intended to make a dent in that trend.
WABE
March 3, 2017, 10am PST
San Diego invested $1.5 billion in tax increment to increase housing in its downtown but displaced affordable housing with unaffordable housing. Housing planner, developer and advocate, Murtaza Baxamusa gives some answers and asks some questions.
UrbDeZine
March 1, 2017, 6am PST
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