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.

One California County’s Alternative Housing Model for Its Local Homeless Population

In Yuba County, the 14Forward partnership has helped 100 people get back on their feet in a year.

Harvey Recovery Efforts Will Take Years. Fixing Flood Insurance Shouldn’t.

When Congress returns to work next week, the task of debating and reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program, which expires at the end of September.

Trump Administration Puts on Hold an Obama-Era Desegregation Effort

The rule would have helped poor Americans move to more expensive neighborhoods with better schools.

The Looming Consequences of Breathing Mold

Flooding means health issues that unfold for years.

Harvey’s Devastation Brings New Attention to Troubled Flood Insurance Program

“The stability of the real estate and mortgage markets depend on an on-time, multi-year reauthorization” of the flood insurance program, a FEMA deputy associate administrator told senators earlier this year.

Getting Creative and Finding Innovations to Address ‘Worst Case’ Housing Needs

While larger cities may have a leg up when going after affordable housing grants, smaller- and mid-sized ones like Riverside, California have had to think outside the box.

How State Preemption Became a 'Serious Problem' for Local Governments in Florida

“The legislature has shown disregard, even hostility, to the fundamental principle of home rule,” Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie said at last week’s Florida League of Cities annual conference.