The YIMBY Democrat wants to make it easier to build more housing in California's densest and most expensive cities.
Fixing a calculation error in a leading academic article on the subject shows that zoning has a far bigger negative impact on the economy than was previously realized.
Residents of a building that sailed through the city's approval process want to stop a building next door because it would shade a senior center, alter a "historic" gay bar
Freezing rents at existing affordable housing will eliminate developers' incentive to build more of it.
Could allowing blocks to upzone themselves end the most intractable feud in urban development?
California Massively Increased the Amount of Housing the Bay Area Has To Allow. YIMBY Lawsuit Says 'Eh, Could Be More.'
A new lawsuit from two YIMBY groups argues that the state failed to incorporate a jobs-housing balance when calculating the number of new homes the San Francisco Bay Area has to plan for.
Biden's Recovery Plan Would Extend the Federal Government's Extraordinary Eviction Ban Through September 2021
Eviction bans were enacted as an emergency public health measure. They’re quickly becoming a permanent policy.
The Harvard economist explains how to expand opportunity for the young by deregulating housing, labor, and education.
A growing number of states are enshrining eviction moratoriums into laws that won't expire until well into next year.
The president promised to save suburbanites' neighborhoods from a wave of new housing development. They voted against him anyway.
California Sen. Scott Wiener coasted to victory in an election that pitted his deregulatory housing agenda against his opponent's socialist vision.
A new survey from realty company Redfin finds that only 24 percent of Trump supporters and 32 percent of Biden voters support reducing zoning regulations in their neighborhood.
Massive Rent Declines in America's Most Expensive Cities Prove, Once Again, That Supply and Demand Is Real
San Francisco, New York City, Boston, and other large metro areas have posted double-digit drops in rent.
How did California's housing shortage happen and why is it so intractable?
The Trump administration has abandoned its own promising housing reforms in favor of toxic culture war politics.
NIMBYism comes in many different ideological stripes. Fewer homes and higher rents is always the result.
The president has ditched a promising, free market-influenced revamp of Obama-era fair housing regulations in favor of a legally dubious new rule that's heavy on local control.
Boulder Refuses To Lift the Cap on Unrelated People Living Together. Housing Advocates Plan To Sue the City.
The Bedrooms Are For People campaign would repeal the city's existing limits on unrelated people living in the same house.
Landlords Are Suing To Overturn State Eviction Moratoriums. State Legislators Want To Extend and Expand Them.
What started as a largely uncontroversial emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic has now become subject of intense legal and policy battles.
Pelosi's $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill Includes $175 Billion in Homeowner, Renter Assistance, and Blanket Ban on Evictions
Democrats' HEROES Act is mostly about messaging. And it sends all the wrong messages on housing.
Giving renters direct assistance is a better idea than rent cancelation, but that's not saying much.
With 30 Percent of Tenants Unable To Pay Their Bills This Month Due to COVID-19, Many Want Rent Canceled
Alexandria, Virginia, is the latest city to entertain demands to cancel rent payments during the current pandemic.
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.