Affordable Housing

May 2, 2016, 6am PDT
Mobility Lab tackles the challenges of building affordable housing near transit (i.e., transit-oriented affordable housing) by providing specific, real-world examples from cities and states.
Mobility Lab
April 30, 2016, 7am PDT
A critical component of the landmark and controversial Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) platform, announced first in July 2015.
The Seattle Times
April 27, 2016, 2pm PDT
A grassroots housing plan in Baltimore would keep control over neighborhood revitalization, and its benefits, in communities.
The Nation
April 22, 2016, 10am PDT
A booming-once-again tech sector and a rapidly increasing population in the Bay Area are aggravating a historically tight housing market. Preservation architect Jerri Holan looks at how Bay Area cities are dealing with the housing crunch.
UrbDeZine
April 19, 2016, 9am PDT
Many Maine communities have amended their zoning ordinances to allow accessory dwelling units, recognizing the benefits of this housing option.
Maine Association of Planners Front Page
April 16, 2016, 11am PDT
Los Angeles is moving toward creating a path to amnesty and affordability for habitable, but unpermitted residential units.
Los Angeles Times
April 8, 2016, 8am PDT
In a substantial part of the city, parking requirements will be eliminated for subsidized and senior housing.
StreetsBlog NYC
April 6, 2016, 7am PDT
The dangerous absurdity of building a national—or a community—to-do list around fear, resentment, and wishful thinking
PlaceShakers
April 5, 2016, 7am PDT
San Francisco may move to protect teachers from "no-fault" evictions during the school year.
San Francisco Examiner
April 4, 2016, 12pm PDT
An editorial by the co-director of the Texas Low Incomes Housing Information Service argues the benefits of a proposed public and subsidized housing project in Houston.
Houston Chronicle
April 2, 2016, 5am PDT
When it comes to housing, supply and demand isn’t as simple as it seems (or as simple as some boosters would like us to think), and a supply-side strategy will not work in every context to address affordability, including in hot neighborhoods.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
March 24, 2016, 5am PDT
Politico New York reports all the important details on a big day for planning in New York City—as the City Council overwhelmingly approved two controversial zoning changes to help spur the construction of affordable housing.
Politico New York
March 23, 2016, 1pm PDT
Tiny homes have captured new attention as a potential response to the homelessness and housing supply limitations gripping many U.S. cities. An AIA Chicago design competition recently called on architects to design new prototypes of the tiny home.
The Architect's Newspaper
Blog post
March 23, 2016, 6am PDT
There are many ways that communities can support and encourage affordable housing development. Let's compare them.
Todd Litman
March 21, 2016, 6am PDT
Fed up with all the extra space parked cars occupy, residents of Munich have turned to affordable housing built over already-existing parking lots. The wood-frame structures will be prefabricated and assembled quickly.
CityLab
Blog post
March 20, 2016, 1pm PDT
Sprawl lowers real estate values in cheap, declining cities—but it may also have social costs that aren't as relevant elsewhere.
Michael Lewyn
March 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
Less funding has led to a decline in the number of community development corporations in the St. Louis area, despite a persistent need for their services.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 18, 2016, 1pm PDT
Just across the Bay Bridge from one of the most famous examples of a broken housing market, Oakland is working to keep up with the effects of housing demand.
SPUR
March 18, 2016, 11am PDT
We can't build our way out of the housing crisis…but we won't get out without building.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
March 17, 2016, 10am PDT
Rick Jacobus argues that those who block new development on social justice grounds aren't fighting to win long-term. Building is necessary, but with it should come robust affordable housing mandates.
Shelterforce