Affordable Housing

January 25, 2016, 12pm PST
Neighborhoods like Cherry in the fast-growing city of Charlotte are faced with intense pressures in the real estate market. The city is scrambling to craft a plan that can leverage the city's assets to the benefit of the whole city.
Next City
January 15, 2016, 1pm PST
The $5.46 billion sale last October for the private 83 acres of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village barely topped the prior world record set for the same property in 2006 and preserved 5,000 apartments for middle income renters.
The Real Deal
Feature
January 13, 2016, 2pm PST
Pennsylvania finds proof that Passive House standards can be built at affordable housing prices, after the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency incorporated Passive House benchmarks into its Low Income Housing Tax Credit application.
David Salamon
January 13, 2016, 9am PST
The D.C. Zoning Commission will be the first to consider staff recommendations for adjustments to District's inclusionary zoning policy.
Greater Greater Washington
January 12, 2016, 6am PST
Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto thinks Section 8 housing subsidies could get two birds with one stone: help low-income households find affordable housing and reduce blight.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 11, 2016, 7am PST
Faced with a court ordered requirement to provide its fair share of affordable housing, one New Jersey town's residents have lashed out with some anti-Semitic overtones against plans for a new development.
The Atlantic
January 5, 2016, 8am PST
Developers and policy makers alike are looking for more certainty when it comes to affordable housing in the city of Dallas.
The Dallas Morning News
January 4, 2016, 9am PST
A Harvard study has found that those making $45,000 per year are struggling to meet the increasing cost of rent in cities across the country.
NBC News
December 27, 2015, 7am PST
Rents continue to rise in Portland, and new rules have precipitated even more raised rents for populations that can least afford the new costs.
The Oregonian
December 22, 2015, 12pm PST
A new report from the Urban Land Institute responds to what it argues is a housing crisis among lower- and middle-income workers.
Urban Land
December 19, 2015, 5am PST
As Mayor de Blasio pulls out all the stops to make the case for zoning proposals critical to his affordable housing plans, the Citizens Budget Commission assessed the economics of housing construction in the city.
New York Citizens Budget Commission
December 16, 2015, 8am PST
Planners and community development housing activists and professionals need to start thinking about housing policy as "both...and." It is not reasonable to couch housing policy as either unfettered building or only rent.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
December 15, 2015, 12pm PST
It might seem like 10, or even 30, years is a long time to require affordability—until it's over and your public investment is lost.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
December 14, 2015, 1pm PST
Leading other expensive cities in North America, Vancouver, British Columbia is quickly adding accessory dwelling units as a result of permissive regulations approved in 2009.
Citiscope
December 13, 2015, 9am PST
Urban planners should take a leadership role in placing social equity at the top of planning goals, argues planner, teacher, and affordable housing developer Murtaza Baxamusa. He looks at five socio-economic problems planners should strive to solve.
UrbDeZine
December 10, 2015, 7am PST
A new report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies adds to what seems, at this point, like a tsunami of bad news for rental housing affordability.
The Washington Post
December 8, 2015, 11am PST
Planning wonks might have felt all warm inside when they noticed zoning topics wedging their way into broader conversations about community affordability and equity. Bring it on. Finally.
PlaceShakers
December 8, 2015, 8am PST
In older, denser communities like Hoboken, NJ, where almost everything is walkable and land value is sky high, why are city officials still requiring parking minimums?
Strong Towns
December 5, 2015, 5am PST
One of the nation's most ambitious efforts to upzone neighborhoods in the hope of spurring more market rate and affordable housing supply is up for debate in New York City. A lot of people don't like the plan.
Politico New York
December 2, 2015, 2pm PST
There are 200 community land trusts in the country, so the idea clearly has traction. With three organizations pursuing new community land trusts, the model might soon have a new test bed in Baltimore as well.
The Baltimore Sun