The White House is giving $1.5 billion in INFRA grants to entities that either don't approve new housing or are actively opposed to making it easier to build.
The proposed policy was offensive to property rights and disincentivized construction. The mayor's rejection of it shows the state's increasing interest in allowing more building.
A never-before-used state law might make his plans bulletproof.
The governor blamed local restrictions on new development for the state's rapidly rising rents and home prices.
The venture capitalist's $350 million investment in WeWork founder Adam Neumann's new venture Flow is supposed to help renters build community and equity. They'd be better off if we just built housing instead.
State housing officials have launched a first-ever investigation of the city's housing policies and practices, setting the stage for far more sweeping interventions.
Several dozen NYC residents want to repeal the regulations allowing outdoor dining in the city.
New housing construction for 1,100 UC Berkeley students and 125 homeless people was paused Wednesday in response to protests.
The mayor vetoed a controversial ordinance that would have legalized more types of housing on paper while making it harder to build in practice.
Conservatives' guiding principle should always be less government control, not more.
Even if the value of their property goes down, current homeowners still often have much to gain from breaking down barriers to new housing construction.
Officials in Marin County, California, argue a temporary moratorium on new short-term rentals in western portions of the county is necessary to preserve the area's limited housing stock.
A California Supreme Court decision freezing enrollment at the state's flagship university is focusing the public's fury on the normally obscure, but incredibly consequential, California Environmental Quality Act.
Supervisors have proposed legalizing fourplexes in a way that preserves NIMBYs’ ability to stop new housing. That could trigger the state’s obscure “builder’s remedy.”
Liberal Berkeley officials might be coming around to the view held by conservative business leaders, who have long argued that California's Environmental Quality Act needs an overhaul.
Lawmakers are proposing to strip neighborhood activists of the legal tools they've used to freeze the university's student population.
Texas Town Shuts Down Her Home Day Care After Nearby Golfers Complain the Kids Were Making Too Much Noise
Bianca King argues in a new lawsuit that Lakeway, Texas, zoning officials illegally deprived her of her right to earn a living by denying her a permit for her home day care business.
Brandon Krause has spent $30,000 trying to legalize a business that the city said for years was all up to code.
Gloversville's Free Methodist Church has 40 beds ready and waiting at its downtown shelter. City officials say the zoning code doesn't allow people to sleep in them.
Funding for affordable housing and grants to incentivize streamlining zoning laws could represent a policy win for YIMBYs.
Will the "Unlocking Possibilities" program be an effective way to spark zoning reforms—or just a subsidy to planning consultants?
The Open Restaurants Program spared much of New York's restaurant industry from the ravages of COVID-19 shutdowns.
A state court has apparently placed a cap on UC Berkeley enrollment increases due to inadequate environmental review.
Apparently, some conservatives support freedom and property rights, but not when it affects their neighborhoods or intrudes on their personal preferences.
California activists have proposed a ballot initiative that would effectively strip the state government of the ability to regulate land use.
Legislators advance bills that would allow duplexes statewide and make it easier for local governments to legalize small apartment buildings.
The Same Law California NIMBYs Use To Block Housing Is Now Freezing College Enrollments and Halting Hospital Expansions
A string of adverse court decisions will stop the University of California Board of Regents from adding more students to its Berkeley campus and adding more hospital beds to its medical center in San Francisco
Cruel NIMBYism hides in call for historic preservation.
The New York Blood Center wants a larger headquarters to continue its cutting-edge medical research. Activists claim the new building will cast too much shadow.
D.C. City Council Considers Soundproofing Requirement for Residential Construction To Appease NIMBYs
The Harmonious Living Amendment Act improves on past proposals to fine street musicians. It still suffers from all the typical problems that come with top-down regulation.
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
Could allowing blocks to upzone themselves end the most intractable feud in urban development?
The lawsuit argues a 2,100-page environmental impact report for a major expansion of the University of California, San Francisco's Parnassus campus wasn't thorough enough.
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.
California Preservationists Sue To Overturn Law That Requires Property Owners Consent To Having Their Homes Landmarked
The lawsuit from three Orange County preservation groups argues that supposedly historic buildings should be afforded the same environmental protections as "air, water, and forests."
A NYC quarantine fitness entrepreneur stirs up controversy on Nextdoor
The president promised to save suburbanites' neighborhoods from a wave of new housing development. They voted against him anyway.
California Hospital Sinks Plan To House Homeless in Nearby Motel, Citing Danger Posed to Employee Parking Lot
The Bakersfield City Council has refused to grant a permit for a local nonprofit to lodge homeless residents in a roadside inn as part of the state's Project Roomkey.
Removing single-family zoning will not dismantle the suburbs, but it will dismantle the ability of NIMBYs to use the government to control other people's property.
Sadly, he's far from the only one. If we want to "break the wheel" of poverty and housing shortages, we need to roll back zoning.
The Santa Fe Historic Districts Review Board refused to grant an exception to its height limits to accommodate a seven-sided keep.