SB 50's upzoning provisions were repeatedly watered down to make the bill more politically palatable. It turns out that wasn't enough.
"When you start having mandates and [the] state setting price controls, you create all kinds of distortions in the market."
A flaw in a proposal that would let developers build more high-density apartments and condos is that it doesn't go nearly far enough
SB 50 is starting to look less like a bold reform, and more like a marginal improvement on a dreadful status quo.
Fresh from their 2018 defeat, California's rent control advocates are back with another statewide ballot initiative.
A new mailer from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation argues that allowing the construction of apartment buildings near transit stops is tantamount to "negro removal."
At least now we're arguing over the right thing: the need to hike housing supply.
Housing-Starved San Francisco Shoots Down New Apartment Project Because It Would Cast Shadow on Nearby Park. Again.
This is not the first time the city has tried to delay a project over shadow concerns.
Tokyo is a shining example of how free market housing regulations can keep even big, growing cities affordable.
The senator's own San Francisco is a case study in the policy's poor consequences.
The bill comes with new risks for tenants and property owners alike.
Cory Booker Understands Restrictive Zoning Codes Are a Problem. How Much Will That Matter for His Presidential Run?
All three Senate Democrats running for president have distinctive housing reform proposals.
How much power does the state of California have to force NIMBY localities to build more housing?
How a heavily subsidized Culver City development became the nation's most expensive affordable housing project.
Bill de Blasio: 'We Will Seize Their Buildings, and We Will Put Them in the Hands of a Community Nonprofit'
NYC's mayor takes on private property (again).
This Insane Battle To Block a New Apartment Building Explains Why San Francisco and Other Cities Are So Expensive
Bob Tillman has spent nearly 5 years and $1.4 million trying to convert his laundromat into new housing.
Reforms in multiple jurisdictions could help loosen restrictions on development that infringe on property rights, inflate housing prices, and cut off large numbers of people from job opportunities.
Zoning rules that severely restrict home construction cut off millions of poor people from jobs and affordable housing. The Minneapolis reform is the most extensive reduction in zoning achieved by any major American city in a long time.
81 Percent of Homes in the San Francisco Metro Area Are Worth More Than $1 Million. That's Not Normal.
Restrictions on the supply of new housing are making California's cities increasingly unaffordable.
San Francisco Activists Irate That Developer Wants To Replace Burned Out Apartment Building With—Wait for It—More Apartments
Community members in the Mission District worry that the proposed market-rate development will spur gentrification.
Leaving The Bay Area is a real estate brokerage that helps people decamp for cheaper, greener pastures.
Booming Construction and Falling Rents in Seattle and Portland Show Laws of Supply and Demand Still Apply to Housing
Despite the claims of NIMBY activists, cities can build their way out of a housing crunch
A positive but marginal reform to the Golden State's byzantine housing regulations
The American Housing and Economic Mobility Act would nearly double current federal housing spending.
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program is on the receiving end of yet another negative government watchdog report.
Seattle's Socialist City Council Member Thinks Housing Is a Human Right—Unless it Comes at the Expense of Music Venues
Khsama Sawant is doing everything in her power to kill a 442-unit apartment project because it would replace an iconic concert hall.
San Francisco Activists Demanded 100 Percent Affordable Housing From a Developer. Now They're Getting None.
Saddled with unaffordable requirements, Axis kills plans for a 117-unit apartment building.
NIMBYs to Developer: Your Proposed Building Blocks Too Much Sun, Reminds Us of Native American Genocide
Hysterical NIMBYism reaches new heights in Berkeley.
Austin was part of a group murdered in Tajikistan.
Expensive tax credits for renters are not the solution to America's housing woes.
Trump's Plan To Privatize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Leaves Taxpayers on the Hook for Future Bailouts
In his sweeping reform proposal, President Trump suggests a privatization scheme for the GSEs behind the 2008 recession, but it doesn't go nearly far enough.
The owner of a "historic" laundromat has been thwarted at every turn in his bid to build apartments in a city in the midst of a housing crisis.
A New Report Exaggerates the Problem of Housing Affordability To Push Expensive Federal Interventions
The 2018 "Out of Reach" report ignores the many options available to workers about how they live, work, and spend
Real estate investors worry a new construction tax will halt construction in an already-heavily taxed city.
A California bill that would have greatly liberalized zoning rules failed in the state legislature. The defeat has implications for the broader struggle to expand housing and job opportunities for the poor.
Los Angeles Spends More Than a Decade Trying to Turn a Vacant Lot Into 'Transit-Oriented Development'
There are no angels in this long-running turf war.
Steel tariffs are likely to make prices rise further, particularly in markets where housing demand is already outpacing supply.
San Francisco Man Has Spent 4 Years and $1 Million Trying to Get Approval to Turn His Own Laundromat Into an Apartment Building
Now the city wants the laundromat studied to see if it is a historic resource.
Neighborhood residents demand a proposed affordable housing complex be five stories, not seven, to preserve "neighborhood character."
The city's new Linkage Fee law piles millions in new costs onto developers.
The city's housing authority committed to selling $138 million of government land for $17 million.
Suggestions from a New York real estate attorney
The state government should instead just get out of the way.