The new rule would ask localities receiving federal funding to report on their housing market outcomes and propose concrete steps for improving affordability.
State legislators want to allow duplexes statewide and eliminate local governments' ability to impose aesthetic design requirements.
State lawmakers want to override local zoning codes to let churches and other nonprofits build affordable housing on their own land.
The new money will be consumed in a bureaucratic hiring frenzy, used to pay state-level salaries and pensions, and build a bigger "homeless industrial complex."
Land use regulation is making cities unaffordable. In an unfettered market, how would Americans choose to live?
A previous version of the tax was repealed a month after it was passed in 2018.
San Francisco Bureaucrats Can Shoot Down Almost Any Housing Project They Want. This Ballot Initiative Would Change That.
Mayor London Breed's Affordable Homes Now initiative would streamline the approval of code-compliant housing projects as long as developers include additional affordable units.
The new initiative from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation would allow local governments to go beyond the state's existing caps on rent increases.
New York City has failed to zone for enough housing to keep pace with growth.
And it might make housing more affordable in many places. Conservative NIMBYs should not stand in the way.
Del. Vaughn Stewart (D–Montgomery County) says a mix of new private and public housing is needed to combat Maryland's housing affordability problems.
Despite amendments to make the bill more palatable to local governments and community activists, Sen. Scott Wiener's (D–San Francisco) SB 50 faces an uphill battle.
Many jurisdictions are alleviating housing shortgages by cutting back on zoning. Unfortunately, there is also a trend towards expanding rent control, which is likely to have the opposite effect.
NIMBYism has dominated housing policy for the last ten years. Will the 2020s be any better?
The Ninth Circuit says no, and the Supreme Court isn't weighing in.
Los Angeles County saw disease outbreaks and 1,000 homeless deaths last year.
But she's wrong about why it's bad.
More federal spending won’t make housing more accessible as long as regulations and zoning drive up prices.
The source of the state's housing affordability problems are onerous government regulations and fees that artificially drive up the costs of housing.
California's progressive political imperatives are having such glaring real-world repercussions that it's hard to keep ignoring them.
A new study of inclusionary zoning policies in the D.C. and Baltimore metro areas finds that the policy ends up raising rents.
The Minneapolis city council just made the rental business a lot riskier for property owners.
Rent increases could be capped at 5 percent plus inflation under a new agreement struck by Gov. Gavin Newsom and state legislative leaders.
Landlords are suing to overturn state rental regulations that limit how much they can charge tenants and who they can rent to.
While Homeless Population Balloons, San Francisco Residents Use Environmental Lawsuit to Stop Homeless Shelter
Yet another neighborhood group is using a California environmental regulation to stop a housing project they don't like.
It's by building lots more housing, obviously.
This is nearly double the increase the city first reported in May.
Kamala Harris' Plan To End the Racial Homeownership Gap Doubles Down on the Worst Aspects of U.S. Housing Policy
The 2020 contender wants to give $25,000 grants to homebuyers living in historically segregated neighborhoods.
State lawmakers end the legislative sessions by passing a bill that will allow for denser housing construction across the state.
San Francisco Developer Proposes Private Housing Project in 2014. City Delays For Years Before Deciding to Spend Millions Developing the Site Itself. Construction Might Start by 2022.
Delaying housing projects for years will not make cities more affordable.
A compromise version of the bill would cap rent increases at 7 percent plus inflation for three years.
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.