Housing

What’s Missing From Apple’s $2.5 Billion Housing Plan

Apple is the latest tech giant to commit funds to California’s housing crisis. But experts say the largest barrier to housing is not money; it's political will.

States Try to Ferret Out Unnamed Landlords

New York now requires LLCs that own residential properties to name the investors.

California Is Becoming Unlivable

The state is plagued by two major issues: wildfires and a lack of affordable housing. Each problem exacerbates the other.

Report: How Cities Can Meet the Needs of Growing Senior Populations

From encouraging development of accessible and affordable housing to training older adults so they can get back into the workforce, the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging highlights ways cities are engaging with seniors.

College Towns Are Struggling with Game-Day Housing Demands

Game-day housing demands are driving up rents, hollowing out neighborhoods, and stoking the real estate market for second homes aimed at alumni fans.

Minneapolis Saw That NIMBYism Has Victims

COMMENTARY | Single-family zoning hurts a lot of people. In Minnesota’s largest city, reformers put them front and center.

For Boomers, Age-Proofing a Home Won’t Come Cheap

More baby boomers look forward to aging in place — in their homes, rather than in a care facility. But the costs of retrofitting a house is likely prohibitive for many Americans.

Rising Number of Older Americans Burdened by Housing Costs

New research finds this trend is happening as gaps in wealth are becoming more stark between high and low income baby boomers and others approaching retirement age.

College Towns Ranked Among Best Locations for Retired Life

Seniors may benefit from low cost of living in college towns as well as the cultural amenities and healthcare options related to universities, according to a new report.

How and Why Parks Spur Gentrification in Cities

While green spaces are often linked to gentrification, new research shows certain types and characteristics of urban parks play a much greater role than others.

How Housing Wealth Transferred From Families to Corporations

The Great Housing Reset has led to growing numbers of single-family homes shifting from owner-occupied housing to investment vehicles for large corporations.

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Why Hospitals Are Getting Into The Housing Business

Hospital systems now invest in housing to help some of their most frequent patients. This allows them to safely discharge patients who otherwise would have no place to go, freeing up beds for sicker patients and saving the hospitals money.

Would AOC's National Rent Control Solve the Housing Crisis, or Make It Even Worse?

As Oregon and California enact new rent control laws to combat the affordable housing crisis, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposes strict rent caps nationwide.

A City Called Landlords to Remind Them About Housing Discrimination Laws. Did It Work?

An experiment in New York City revealed that reminders about anti-discrimination housing laws was mildly effective in mitigating housing discrimination—but only in some cases.

A Lawyer Fought Housing Segregation. Now Wealthy Suburbanites Want to Fire His Firm.

Westport is the second Connecticut town this year to pressure one of the state’s leading law firms to abandon its affordable housing work—or risk losing the local school system as a client.

Housing Organizations Slam White House Report on Homelessness

As Trump targets California’s homeless crisis, a report from his Council of Economic Advisors lays out a policing-heavy blueprint for fixing the issue.

Does Gentrification Give Children Anxiety?

Neighborhood change brings both positive and negative effects on existing residents. Among the latter: a newfound link to anxiety and depression in kids.

The Changing Face of First-Time Homebuyers

There are fewer people buying a first-home these days, but of those entering the real estate market, more are unmarried, Asian, or Hispanic.

Climate Change Is Making the Affordable Housing Crunch Worse

Affordable housing, particularly in coastal areas, is built in areas that are vulnerable to sea level rise and where there isn’t enough infrastructure in place to protect buildings from flooding.

Trailer Park Near Posh Ski Resort Part of Statewide Mobile Home Debate

Mobile home parks could be a key part of affordable housing in Colorado. But some say they also need more regulation.