Red State Governments Ban Blue Cities From Passing Bills to Make Housing Affordable
Conservative statehouses have passed bills blocking cities from enacting inclusionary zoning ordinances, most recently in Florida.
A New Oregon Law Would Make It the First State to Ban Single-Family Zoning
Democratic Governor Kate Brown is expected to sign off on the law, which would affect areas that are home to some 2.8 million people.
Democrats Agree That the Housing Crisis Is a Problem. They Just Don't Agree on How to Fix It.
For an issue on which so many agree—the rent is too damned high, especially in urban areas—housing affordability doesn't present one single obvious fix.
Can Google's $1 Billion Real-Estate Pledge Put a Dent in the Bay Area's Housing Crisis?
The growth of the tech industry has put a high premium on available housing, and new construction isn't keeping up with need.
Inside the Political Fight Over How to Handle California's Housing Crisis
From Sonoma to San Diego, the state faces a massive affordability crisis; across the political gradient, few residents disagree on that, even if they don't see eye to eye on how to solve it.
The Government Shutdown Could Decimate America's Subsidized Housing Programs
The contracts of over 1,000 Section 8 units have already expired, putting in jeopardy the housing of tens of thousands of people enrolled in the subsidy program. Should the shutdown continue, things could get much, much worse.
How Elizabeth Warren Is Taking on America's Housing Affordability Crisis
Warren's proposed housing bill is attempting to address both the housing shortage and the devaluation of homes—while also hinting at reparations.
California Governor Gavin Newsom's Core Issues: An Essential Reading List
In his inaugural address, Governor Gavin Newsom vowed to tackle homelessness, criminal justice reform, and inequality.
Repeal of California's Article 34 Would Be a Major Step Toward More Affordable Housing
It's California's original housing sin, a binding not-in-my-backyard clause that has forced municipalities to adopt creative workarounds to build low-income housing.
Inside the Creation of New York City's New Affordable Housing Design Guidelines
A public design commission has created a guide that instructs developers in how to create more coherent design for housing projects across the city.
What Lowell, Massachusetts, Can Teach the Rest of America About Economic Inclusivity
The small Massachusetts city is showing how investing in affordable housing, education, and job training can help power an economic recovery.
What's Missing From Our Understanding of Affordable Housing?
Housing, as a social policy, is something that's been litigated—and re-litigated—for decades, and quite vigorously so.
Detroit Will Remain Plagued by Housing Woes, Report Says
An aging population and decline in housing affordability are just two of the long-term issues residents of Detroit will face in coming years.