housing reform

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Will SB 9 and SB 10 Make Any Difference?

In dramatic fashion, the movement to undo single-unit zoning is going statewide in California with the passage of SB 9 in California. It's an emotional, moral victory for housing advocates—and a ton of work for the state's planners.

September 6, 2021 - California Planning & Development Report

Peninsula

Opinion: California Should Pass Aggressive Housing Reform

While some lawmakers oppose recent efforts to reform housing policies, others argue the state's affordability crisis calls for bold action.

March 19, 2021 - OC Register

Stockton Foreclosure

Principles of Housing Finance Reform: The Imperative of Rebuilding the System

In a new article, Penn IUR Fellow Joseph Tracy and Penn IUR Co-Director Susan Wacther write about the imperative of rebuilding the housing finance system.

December 20, 2016 - Penn IUR Urban Link

Reducing the Mortgage Interest Deduction Could Be a Bipartisan Victory

The Washington Post Editorial Board calls for reform of the mortgage interest tax deduction.

December 9, 2015 - The Washington Post

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