Despite Resistance, Cities Turn to Density to Tackle Housing Inequality

Residential "upzoning” policies being adopted from Minneapolis to Seattle were once politically out of the question. Now they’re just politically fraught.

California Housing Development Proposal Shelved in Legislature

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Illinois governor vows changes at the state child welfare agency … Santa Monica, California, bans micro housing units … Connecticut moves to establish offshore wind turbines.

‘Build More Housing’ Is No Match for Inequality

A new analysis finds that liberalizing zoning rules and building more won’t solve the urban affordability crisis, and could exacerbate it.

In 10 Years, Half Of Middle-Income Elders Won’t Be Able To Afford Housing, Medical Care

More than half of middle-income seniors by 2029 will have annual financial resources of $60,000 or less, a new study found.

An Island of Silicon Valley Affordability Says Yes to More Housing

East Palo Alto is surrounded by tech riches, but that hasn’t necessarily helped longtime residents, who welcome a state law mandating zoning reform.

Where ‘Returning Citizens’ Find Housing After Prison

There is a housing crisis among the formerly incarcerated, particularly among those recently released from prison.

This ‘Innovative’ Housing Program Serves Just 3 Households

Denver has struggled to get a housing voucher program off the ground, so far enticing only one local employer to join the program to help subsidize rent for workers.

For One City’s Public Housing Work Requirements, Study Reveals High Compliance, Low Wages

Work requirements for public assistance have recently attracted attention from the Trump administration and others.

The Political Battle Over California's Suburban Dream

State Senator Scott Wiener’s SB 50 would rewrite the state’s single-family zoning codes. What's wrong with that? A lot, say opponents.

A Silicon Valley Approach To Financing Affordable Housing

COMMENTARY | Both innovative and on brand: San Francisco is using an accelerator to get money to affordable housing developers

How the Country’s Hottest Rental Market Is Trying to Cool Down

As California’s governor tackles a state-wide housing crisis, he’s looking to cities like San Jose to invest in a smorgasbord of potential solutions.

Behind HUD’s Housing Discrimination Charges Against Facebook

The charges levied by Ben Carson outline powerful Facebook advertising tools that enable allegedly sweeping violations of the Fair Housing Act.

Rural America Faces a Housing Cost Crunch

Housing in a quarter of rural counties has gotten a lot less affordable.

Cities' Affordable Housing Practices are Limited by State Government

New research from the National League of Cities illustrates the broad differences in housing policy from place to place.

How Poor Americans Get Exploited by Their Landlords

American landlords derive more profit from renters in low-income neighborhoods, researchers Matthew Desmond and Nathan Wilmers find.

Paying Too Much For Rent Could Be Hurting People's Health

Eleven percent of U.S. households are severely burdened by housing costs.

Gentrification is Most Concentrated in Large Cities

Seven cities account for almost half the gentrification in America, according to research from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.

The Cities Where Residents Are Most Eager to Leave

An analysis by real-estate website Redfin.com examined places where more people were searching for homes elsewhere compared to people looking to move in.

Low-Income Renters Face Massive Affordable Housing Shortage

The country's poorest renters face the largest shortage of available and affordable housing compared to other renters, according to a new report.