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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: Housing

August 22, 2017
Germany’s Housing Market Is Hot, But Not a Bubble

Grit Hildebrandt finally found her dream house near the German city of Rostock two years ago, paying more than 10 percent over the asking price to beat the other bidders. She’s now glad she’s on the other side in the country’s red-hot housing market.

August 20, 2017
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Exploring Tokyo Urbanism
The Urbanist

The first thing that struck me about Tokyo: its transportation system was every bit as efficient as I had heard.

August 14, 2017
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August 10, 2017
Delayed Housing is Denied Housing

In my last article, I spotlighted how fees make housing more expensive. This time, I’ll shine a beam on the cost of delay.

August 8, 2017
August 7, 2017
Single Older Women & Their Housing Preferences
Housing Studies (abstract)

This paper reports on a qualitative study that explored the housing experiences of single, older, non-homeowning women in regional New South Wales, Australia.

August 6, 2017
The Transformation of the ‘American Dream’
New York Times

“The American Dream is back.” President Trump made that claim in a speech in January. They are ringing words, but what do they mean? Language is important, but it can be slippery. Consider that the phrase, the American Dream, has changed radically through the years.

August 3, 2017
New Research on Whether AirBnB Raises Rents

Regulators wary that Airbnb is eroding affordable housing availability have a new piece of evidence in their arsenal: A new study finds that spikes in Airbnb listings were strongly linked to rent increases in some of the largest US metro areas.

July 31, 2017
Twin Cities Employers Struggle With Employee-Housing Mismatch
Urban Land Institute

Forecasts show that the growth in the number of workers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area will fall short of demand, with a sizable gap of 114,000 workers anticipated by 2020. And even more complications arise when considering the lack of transportation options.

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July 13, 2017
Chicago’s Four-Flats Going Single-Family
Crain's Chicago Business

Built all over Chicago in the middle of the 20th century and now often maligned, four-plus-ones have four levels of residential units above one level of parking. Now popping up is the four-into-one: a conversion of a four-unit building into a single-family home.


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