America's Other Housing Crisis: Undercrowded Suburbs

Many neighborhoods with single-family homes have seen little or no new construction since they were built in the middle of the last century.

The Leading Challenge Many U.S. Mayors Say Their Cities Are Facing

Based on the latest Menino Survey of Mayors, it’s “not just a coastal problem, but a problem everywhere.”

Latest Round of Federal Homeless Assistance Won’t Necessarily Cover Community Losses

In addition to Housing and Urban Development Continuum of Care grants, officials encouraged more state, local and private funding.

This Winter, Chattanooga Homeless Veterans Feeling HUD’s Summer Funding Cuts

Veterans homelessness was effectively ended in Tennessee’s fourth most-populous city. But some vets are now back out on the streets.

As Boston, N.Y. Mayors Start Their 2nd Terms, a Focus on Housing Affordability

In their inauguration speeches, Marty Walsh and Bill de Blasio discuss what may be the the most difficult policy challenge U.S. city halls are facing.

Portland Mayor Hits Back at Carson’s Comments on Homelessness in West Coast Cities

Ted Wheeler says that if the HUD secretary thinks government should take a passive role, he “should step aside and allow someone up to the task to lead.”

Federal Housing Officials Emphasize Local Solutions to Increasing Homelessness

HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s team said communal response needs to be scaled, particularly in major West Coast cities, but without addressing where federal funding fits in.

Top Emergency Management Official: Hit the ‘Reset Button’ on Disaster Recovery Roles

FEMA’s administrator envisions state and local governments taking control of reconstruction and resilience with federal support.

Loose Credit, Rust Belt Woes Lead to Foreclosure Uptick

Beyond the Rust Belt in some of the high-flying real estate markets in cities like Denver and Austin, the rare increases in foreclosures may be early warning signs of trouble ahead.

The Bay Area's Housing Crisis Is Even Worse After the Wildfires

In the weeks following the blazes, median monthly rent in Sonoma County jumped more than 35 percent.

Latest Senate Tax Plan Would Tweak Low-Income Housing Credit Program

Affordable housing advocates endorsed the changes. But they also continued to voice worries about the fate of private activity bonds.

These Cities Have the Nation’s Top-Ranked Real Estate Markets

A new report from the Urban Land Institute and PwC shows that compared to the biggest markets, smaller-sized cities are surging.

Why Some Cities Are Buying Trailer Parks

In Boulder, Colorado, and other places where affordable housing is scarce, city leaders are trying to preserve mobile home parks.

The Barriers Stopping Poor People From Moving to Better Jobs

Highly educated people still relocate for work, but exorbitant housing costs in the best-paying cities make it difficult for anyone else to do so.

How Sky-High Housing Costs Make California the Poorest State

The Golden State has been the poorest state in the nation under the vastly more sophisticated “supplemental” poverty measure since the alternative statistic was created.

This Is Now the Nation's Richest Urban Area

Not only is the San Francisco Bay Area the nation's richest metropolitan area, household incomes there are also among the fastest growing.

How Flood Insurance Premiums Could Threaten Local Government Tax Revenues

It’s one of the concerns local government officials have as Congress looks to reauthorize the financially-stressed National Flood Insurance Program.