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.
Berkeley Councilmember Denies City is Anti-Housing, Then Almost Immediately Votes Against More Housing
California's local officials are always in favor of more housing in general, but rarely support the individual projects that come before them.
Anti-Development Activists Killed California’s Last Stab at Free Market Housing Reform. Will They Get on Board With This Latest Attempt?
Senate Bill 50 would override restrictive local zoning laws to allow more housing construction near transit.
Lyndsey and Sharon Ballinger's lawsuit claims that Oakland's Uniform Relocation Ordinance is unconstitutional.
A brief look at 50-year cost and quality trends in cars, houses, college and health care.
A toxic mix of bad insurance regulations and bad housing regulations ensure Golden State residents will continue to return to fire ravaged areas.
Criticize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Her Socialist Views, Not Her Struggle to Find Affordable Housing in D.C.
This problem should inspire sympathy, not scorn.
A billionaire progressive CEO and a dead free-market economist walk into a bar.
California Is Starting to Make Halting Progress Toward Alleviating Its Housing Shortage. This Ballot Initiative Could Kill That Progress.
Prop. 10 would give cities free reign to reimpose rent control.
The family real-estate business was powered by subsidies and cheap government-backed loans.
The American Housing and Economic Mobility Act would nearly double current federal housing spending.
San Francisco Man Prevented from Turning His ‘Historic Laundromat’ Into Apartment Building Is Suing the City for $17 Million
Robert Tillman's attempts to build housing have been frustrated by an increasingly ridiculous set of objections.
The feds hound Facebook for ads that allegedly violate the Fair Housing Act.
Austin was part of a group murdered in Tajikistan.
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
The city's "moderates" and "progressives" fight over whether to raise taxes or raise taxes.
Over the next 30 years, Texas may overtake the Golden State because it is more welcoming to newcomers.
San Francisco is facing a housing crisis, but overturning current limits on rent-controlled apartments threaten to make the problem worse, not better.
Violators are required to take classes to reduce racial bias.
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.