Housing

A New Look at Where Gentrification Is Happening

Cities in California dominated a gentrification ranking, but several smaller metropolitan areas also appeared.

One of America’s Wealthiest States Might Pass Up an Opportunity to Tackle Housing Segregation

Connecticut is one of the most segregated places in the country. Despite widespread protests over racial inequities, Gov. Ned Lamont and other leaders are resisting calls to address the state’s affordable housing crisis.

To Avoid Integration, Americans Built Barricades in Urban Space

COMMENTARY | Urban inequality didn’t happen by accident.

Nearly Half of U.S. Households Lost Some Income During Pandemic

The findings released by the Census Bureau come at a time Republicans and Democrats in Congress are at odds over an extension of expanded federal unemployment benefits.

Texas Allows Evictions to Proceed Again

The state, which like others is experiencing historic levels of unemployment, is one of the earliest to restart eviction proceedings.

What Happens When Eviction Moratoriums Are Over?

Moratoriums that allow people to delay paying their rent are keeping tenants who can’t afford their monthly bills safely inside—for now. But policymakers are starting to worry that if tenants can’t pay back rent after the pandemic “a massive crisis” awaits on the horizon.

Tourist Towns Ban Short-Term Rentals to Prevent Virus Spread

Short-term rental listings have drawn ire from local officials for advertising homes as quarantine retreats.

Housing Advocates Push for a Rent Freeze During Covid-19 Pandemic

As layoffs and unemployment claims due to coronavirus skyrocket, some say paying rent is untenable for many and must be put on hold.

California, New York Extend Mortgage Relief to Homeowners

Action taken by the states will temporarily halt foreclosure proceedings and allow residents to defer mortgage payments.

Cities, States Halt Evictions During Coronavirus Pandemic

Growing numbers of cities and states are pausing evictions to help workers who've lost income during the coronavirus outbreak.

Local Housing Authorities Give Themselves Perfect Scores. Renters Disagree.

Nine in 10 local housing authorities say they’re doing well at helping the poor find housing in nice areas. But those who use Section 8 vouchers say the process is “hell.”

Local Leaders Talk Solutions to Rising Costs of Living

At an event in Washington D.C., mayors and city council members spoke about the need for local solutions helping people cope with the increased costs of housing, child care and health care.

Victims of NIMBYism, Unite

COMMENTARY | Solving the housing crisis means organizing everyone who suffers when communities block the construction of new apartments.

In a First, Seattle City Council Moves to Ban Winter Evictions

If the measure is signed by Mayor Jenny Durkan, the city would prohibit evictions of low- and moderate-income renters during the coldest months.

Financial Pressure From Rent is Moving Up the Income Ladder

"Ultimately, we're in a rental affordability crisis,” says a researcher who worked on a new report that looks at this and other rental housing trends.

More States See Zoning as Lever to Lower Housing Costs

Some affordable housing advocates say not all new development is created equal.

America Is Overrun With Bathrooms

COMMENTARY | In the past half century, the number of bathrooms per American has doubled.

American Housing Is Insane

COMMENTARY | Approximately half of the Manhattan luxury-condo units that have come onto the market in the past five years are still unsold.

How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out

Section 8 vouchers should give low-income people the opportunity to live outside poor communities. But discriminatory landlords, exclusionary zoning and the federal government’s hands-off approach leave recipients with few places to call home.

The Places Where Growth in Home Values Could Lag in 2020

New survey results offer predictions for where gains in home values could be strongest and weakest during the year ahead.