housing affordability

Blog post
5 days ago
Many households spend more than they can afford on housing and transportation, but the latest International Housing Affordability Survey is wrong to recommend sprawl as the best solution. Real solutions must reduce both housing and transport costs.
Todd Litman
February 16, 2017, 5am PST
Mayor Bill de Blasio's recent State of the City address broke with tradition and voiced an impassioned plea regarding to housing affordability.
Politico New York
January 29, 2017, 1pm PST
Housing prices are still well above the national average in the Bay Area, but some relief at least, has emerged in recent months.
The San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2017, 5am PST
The National Trust for Historic Preservation's new Atlas for ReUrbanization relies on a metric called "character" to explore the relationship between historic preservation and affordability.
CityLab
November 30, 2016, 8am PST
Allowing the development of a planned community of 200 rental units, ranging from 200 to 800 square feet, will earn a position among the nation's most progressive land use policies.
The Denver Post
November 8, 2016, 1pm PST
The state capital of California is starting to see rents that would fit in around San Francisco or Los Angeles. Although explanations are scant, some are blaming the stagnant multi-family development industry.
The Sacramento Bee
November 8, 2016, 11am PST
A new tax on foreign buyers and a threatened tax on vacant homes have contributed to a significant drop in home sales in October.
The Seattle Times
October 14, 2016, 9am PDT
Residents of Rust Belt cities might pay less for housing, but they pay a lot more for energy.
Redfin
October 6, 2016, 11am PDT
Even as rents continue to rise nationally, some of the most expensive cities like San Jose, San Francisco, and New York have seen rents fall this year.
The Wall Street Jounal
October 6, 2016, 8am PDT
Reports from UCLA and UC Riverside show California stymied by housing shortage.
Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2016, 11am PDT
Seattle is considering a proposal to upzone some of the densest parts of the city as part of its Mandatory Housing Affordability program.
The Seattle Times
September 30, 2016, 10am PDT
An attempt to protect San Francisco tenants from some no-fault evictions was overturned in court.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 29, 2016, 1pm PDT
Cecilia Estolano, former Executive Director of Los Angeles’s Community Redevelopment Agency, diagnoses why the region has been unable to provide housing for working-class citizens.
The Planning Report
September 19, 2016, 9am PDT
The city of Portland is considering a new inclusionary zoning policy, but some believe that inclusionary zoning has the opposite of its intended effect.
City Observatory
September 17, 2016, 5am PDT
This week featured good news on the economy like it was pre-2008.
Planetizen
September 16, 2016, 10am PDT
Research from BuildZoom, a San Francisco-based contractors' website, shows that housing affordability increases with a region's ability to build outwards, as opposed to upwards. Densification largely has not accompanied efforts to curb sprawl.
The Wall Street Journal
September 8, 2016, 11am PDT
Faced with a national housing crisis, it's time for cities to stop letting social mores dictate who can live where.
Slate
September 7, 2016, 10am PDT
There's a physical cost to rising rents, and Oakland residents are paying the price.
SFGate
August 6, 2016, 11am PDT
A Los Angeles affordable-housing developer says the industry needs to focus more on keeping existing housing affordable.
The Planning Report
July 26, 2016, 8am PDT
Big news has emerged from British Columbia, where the government has been criticized for not doing more to address the housing affordability crisis.
Vancouver Sun