April 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Inclusivity requirements should be used with caution. Increasing the portion of below-market housing units tends to reduce total housing production, particularly moderate-priced homes.
August 27, 2018, 10am PDT
Good research indicates that building middle-priced housing increases affordability through "filtering," as some lower-priced housing occupants move into more expensive units, and over time as the new houses depreciate and become cheaper.
March 16, 2018, 9am PDT
Australia's housing market has built steadily at market rates but housing affordability has remained steady. What if building waves of new supply isn't enough to improve affordable housing options for those in need?
August 10, 2017, 5am PDT
There are two fundamental flaws with the emergent "YIMBY" approach to planning and development politics, according to this article in an influential magazine of the American left.
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.
May 31, 2016, 1pm PDT
Two new reports, and one older one, assign unequal significance of the ability of new market rate housing to filter older housing into affordability.
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.