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HUD has tried to paint a picture nationwide that they are out there providing all the money and tools and administrative context, and the local agencies just aren’t getting it done.That’s sort of the perception they’ll try to sell to you, and I don’t think that’s accurate.

Richmond CA Mayor Tom Butt, San Francisco Chronicle

Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

August 22, 2017
August 21, 2017
How Much Off-Street Parking Costs for Philly Housing
PlanPhilly

Drexel University economist Kevin Gillen conducted a study for brokerage firm Houwzer, which tries to put a dollar amount on how greatly Philadelphians value parking and how that value differs across neighborhood and housing type.

Is America’s Housing Too Durable?
Forbes

America’s durable housing stock is resistant to extreme weather, can serve as a store of wealth, and makes the filtering process a viable source of low-income housing. But durability also has drawbacks that may be harming the U.S. economy.

How CA’s Housing Crisis Happened
Sacramento Bee

California’s high housing costs are driving poor and middle income people out of their housing like never before. While some are fleeing coastal areas for cheaper living inland, others are leaving the state altogether.

Beneath the Appearance of Gentrification: Probing Local Complexities
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (abstract)

In ‘Gentrification in Hong Kong? Epistemology vs. Ontology’, Ley and Teo examine what they find to be the absence of identification and naming of gentrification in Hong Kong. This essay is a response to their argument.

August 20, 2017
Richard Florida is Sorry
Jacobin

For years, Richard Florida preached the gospel of the creative class. His new book is a mea culpa.

San Antonio Mayor Announces Housing Task Force
San Antonio Express-News

In a major policy speech Friday, Mayor Ron Nirenberg laid out his vision for San Antonio, unveiled a task force to address affordable housing and gentrification, and called for an expansion of mass transit while declaring that “San Antonio is open for business.”

August 17, 2017
San Francisco’s Super-Commuters
New York Times

Like many in the housing-starved San Francisco region, Sheila James has moved far inland, gaining affordable space at the price of a brutal commute.

August 16, 2017
August 15, 2017
‘Granny Pods’ Help Keep Portland Affordable
National Public Radio

With a lot of cities looking for solutions to rising housing prices, the idea of making it easier for homeowners to add small second units in their backyards and garages is gaining traction.

August 14, 2017
August 13, 2017
Berlin Borough Buys Out Private Landlords
CityLab

Fearful of rising rents, the municipality is asserting its right to block investors from buying apartment buildings. Other cities across Europe are sure to watch how this plays out.

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