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Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

February 27, 2017
February 23, 2017
Anatomy of a NIMBY
CityLab

Restricting housing construction does not just hurt developers—it makes housing less affordable for everyone. But to overcome neighborhood resistance, you need to understand what drives it.

February 22, 2017
In the Trump Era, Cities Do Affordable Housing Solo
The Urban Edge

Now, as a new administration shapes federal housing priorities, advocates fear the federally-funded programs, like housing vouchers and low income housing tax credits, are under threat, leaving cities to fill in potential gaps.

Learning From Efforts to Reduce Affordable Housing Costs
Housing Perspectives

Through reading popular literature on home construction, analyzing building trends, conducting interviews with CDC leaders, and visiting new developments in the Midwest, it became clear that CDCs were interested in pursuing three potential cost saving techniques.

February 21, 2017
Unaffordability a Problem, But Sprawl Not The Solution
Planetizen

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.

Housing Regulations Are For Neighbors, Not Residents
Rooflines

We shouldn’t give up on the idea that the market can create middle-income housing because ultimately it will bring more benefit to a wider segment of the population than luxury housing can. So why doesn’t this happen?

Quantifying Houston’s Affordable Housing Demand
Houston Chronicle

Houston, a famously cheap place to live, is becoming more aware that its cost advantage is fading as housing demand outstrips supply. But how much demand for more affordable units is actually out there? Can we put a number on it?

February 16, 2017
Are Gains in Black Homeownership Thing of the Past?
Urban Institute

Black families will rent for more years before homeownership than they did a few years ago, shrinking the landscape of housing choice available to black families, increasing their exposure to displacement, and close off a key wealth-building mechanism. What has happened?

February 15, 2017
Ending Housing’s Lost Decade
The Hill

When President Obama began his term in 2009, most Americans hoped that his administration would restore robust access to mortgage credit to deserving middle-class and working class borrowers. Sadly, today in 2017 the statistics do not reflect these aspirations.

February 13, 2017
Why Chicago’s Housing Market Doesn’t Work
Daniel Kay Hertz

Chicago’s housing market is broken, for a lot of reasons. One of them is that areas with rapidly increasing land values on the North Side restrict development in a way that makes single-family homes by far the most profitable way to use residential land.

A PSA Campaign for the NIMBY in Your Life
Slate

A growing number of frustrated young people lay the problem at the feet of the anti-development baby boomer, thwarting efforts to expand the housing stock and driving up his own home value in the process.

Tenant Protections Help Solve the Housing Crisis
Rooflines

It is not enough to organize around one particular policy. We must protect people who are in their homes AND increase the number of deeply affordable homes AND work to get to the root of the problem: financial speculation on land and housing.

A Model to Keep Homes Near Transit Affordable
Streetsblog Denver

Housing is in short supply in Denver, and that applies to the areas near transit stations, where people are willing to pay a premium. Will the new transit-oriented development be affordable to Denverites on the lower half of the income spectrum?

For Evictees, Small Hurdles Trigger a “Cascade of Misery”
The Urban Edge

In Houston, aside from a handful of legal clinics, renters in the court are often on their own. And with rents steadily rising in the Houston metro area, agencies that offer aid like short-term rental assistance say they’re seeing demand creep upward.

February 12, 2017
February 9, 2017
February 8, 2017
The Unexpected Solution to USA’s Housing Crunch
Quartz

If you suggest there’s a housing crisis in the Bay Area or other major US cities, you’ll probably get a chorus of agreement. But suggest that the solution requires building more housing, and you’re kicking a hornet’s nest.

February 7, 2017
Time to Revisit Modular Housing
Treehugger

Joel Kotkin is not a favorite here; he doesn’t think much of new urbanism and is quite the fan of suburbia. But it is hard to argue with the initial premise of his article in the Daily Beast, where he claims that housing costs are turning American millennials into serfs.

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