How L.A. Failed to Stop Landlords From Turning Low-Cost Housing Into Tourist Hotels
Fifteen years ago, Los Angeles passed a law to preserve residential hotels as housing of last resort. Now, amid the homelessness crisis, Capital & Main and ProPublica found some hotels may be violating that law by offering rooms to tourists.
Easing Regulations for Adaptive Reuse
Cities with ordinances aimed at making commercial-to-residential conversions easier are reaping the benefits.
Orange County Motel Converted to Supportive Housing
The renovated building offers 57 housing units and supportive services to people formerly experiencing homelessness.
First Hotel Conversion to Begin in New York
A pandemic-era program designed to streamline the conversion of hotels into housing stalled, with the first project just now making its way through the pipeline.
Chattanooga Plans to Convert Hotel to Supportive Housing
At a recent meeting, the city’s mayor urged the city council to support the effort to repurpose a derelict hotel into a permanent supportive housing complex.
New York Hotels to Housing Program at a Standstill
The much-vaunted pledge to turn vacant hotel rooms into supportive housing units has failed to materialize as hoteliers see tourism rebound and developers find regulations too onerous and expensive.
One Year, Zero Conversions: New York Revamps its Hotels-to-Housing Program
The Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act (HONDA) was intended to convert dormant hotels into sorely needed housing. So far the law hasn’t worked as intended.
New York Law Eases Hotel Conversions
A state law signed by Governor Kathy Hochul loosens zoning restrictions to encourage the conversion of underutilized hotels into housing.
Northwoods Motels Revived as Housing
As more vacationers opt for private lake homes or rental cabins, developers in northern Wisconsin are converting motels into badly needed worker housing.
How Adaptive Reuse Can Ease the Housing Crisis
An analysis of Los Angeles properties found that the city could make a significant impact on its housing shortage by converting commercial buildings to housing.
New York Lags Behind California in Converting Hotels to Affordable Housing
While the Golden State has awarded $800 million in funds for 'Project Roomkey,' a bill passed by the New York State Senate languishes in the governor's office.
How Easy Is it to Repurpose Offices into Apartments?
Adaptive reuse is a hot concept, but regulatory and financial hurdles have made it slow to catch on in practice.
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