The long shot presidential candidate wants booming cities to get rid of their restrictions on new development.
The Golden State toys with bad fixes to its worsening housing affordability problems.
Denver NIMBYs are using historic preservation laws to stop a restaurant owner from selling his diner to a developer so he can retire.
In a beautiful display of how markets can resolve conflicts, Manhattanites pay a developer to not block their view.
Berkeley, California Will 'Degenderize' Its Municipal Code, Getting Rid of Words Like 'Manhole' and 'Ombudsman'
The progressive bastion is trying to make its laws more inclusive, semantically at least.
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.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti doesn't like President Donald Trump's insults, but does want more money from his administration.
State lawmakers end the legislative sessions by passing a bill that will allow for denser housing construction across the state.
Proposals from the White House and Sen. Todd Young highlight the role regulation plays in raising housing costs.
The tech giant's plan to add 20,000 homes will require lots of government permission slips and other investors' money.
Mainstream media is starting to embrace the idea of deregulating housing construction. Will policymakers?
The state's new rental regulations make it more difficult for landlords to raise rents on well-off renters.
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.
Union Sues Over Approval of 1,000-Unit Silicon Valley Housing Project, Arguing Building's Shiny Windows Will Kill Too Many Birds
An environmental lawsuit holds up yet another residential development in housing-starved California.
Polis vetoed licensing requirements for HOA managers, sports agents, and genetic counselors. That's not sitting well with some members of his own party.
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."
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 legislation is far from perfect, but does move the city in the right direction.
A suite of bills just dropped that would impose price controls and limit evictions
The senator's own San Francisco is a case study in the policy's poor consequences.
Former BB&T Bank CEO John Allison vs. Moody's Mark Zandi
A new poll shows 74 percent of San Francisco residents are in favor of a state bill that would peel back local restrictions on housing.
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?
The Manhattan Institute's Howard Husock debates Economic Policy Institute's Richard Rothstein at the Soho Forum.
And that will probably make housing less affordable, not more.
City Officials Ordered San Francisco Man To Rebuild Exact Replica of Demolished Home. Now He's Fighting Back.
City officials determined years ago that the home was of no historic value.
Two unions called out for threats to sue if they don't get hired to build.
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).
The next Reason/Soho Forum, in New York on January 14, pits Richard Rothstein vs. Howard Husock on how to correct a historic wrong.
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.
Cities and states are embracing bold housing reforms as the year ends.
The 1930s building must be rebuilt exactly as it was, save for a plaque explaining the details of its demolition.
Urban liberals are won over to libertarian policies, if not libertarian politics.
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.