Housing Costs

Historic brick rowhouses in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria Set to Reveal Zoning Reform Details

The city will hold a series of public meetings this fall to explain its efforts to boost housing production and affordability.

August 27, 2023 - ALX Now

Multi-generational white family sits around dining table

How the Housing Crisis Impacts Family Life

More Americans are opting for multi-generational co-living, in large part due to rising housing costs.

August 24, 2023 - Rocket Mortgage

Aerial view of three-story brick rowhouses in Kensington neighborhood of Phialdelphia, Pennsylvania

Pandemic Relief Programs Prevented Homelessness Despite Housing Burden

A new study highlights the important role of emergency relief funding and eviction bans in stemming the rise of homelessness even as more families became housing-insecure.

August 23, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

Distant view of Lewiston, Idaho nestled in green hills against cloudy blue sky

The Housing Crisis Grows in Rural Idaho

The state’s smaller communities are feeling the pressure of sharply rising housing costs, stagnating wages, and an aging population.

August 15, 2023 - Boise Dev

Indian Trail, North Carolina

The Social and Economic Impacts of Exclusionary Zoning

A new book further reveals the inequities perpetuated by restrictive zoning policies.

August 14, 2023 - Smart Cities Dive

View of plain building staircase with light coming in from window on landing

Editorial: Legalize Single-Staircase Buildings in California

A state bill that would allow multifamily buildings to only include one staircase could help boost the housing supply and encourage more spacious and well-designed apartments.

August 14, 2023 - Los Angeles Times

An aerial view of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, with rolling hills and autumn foliage in the background.

Missing Middle Housing Reforms Coming to East Tennessee

With the cost of housing around Knoxville, Tennessee rising, elected officials and political candidates are looking for new ways to allow residential density.

August 13, 2023 - Knox News

Row of new contemporary rowhouses in Austin, Texas

Report: Why It Costs so Much to Build Housing in Austin

The study highlights high real estate costs as well as restrictive zoning regulations and building requirements that delay multi-family construction.

August 9, 2023 - Community Impact Newspaper

View of top of high-rise apartment building under construction with red and white cranes

The Relationship Between Rents and Housing Supply

Despite a strong belief in market forces in many other aspects of the economy, many Americans don’t see a correlation between housing supply and housing costs.

August 9, 2023 - New York Magazine

Wood-frame two-story rowhouses under construction.

The State of the U.S. Housing Market

The housing supply is starting to more closely match demand.

August 7, 2023 - The Washington Post

View of east Baltimore, Maryland low-slung brick buildings against a lightly cloudy blue sky

A Dirty Little Secret: Rising Property Values Are Incompatible With Affordability

Rising property values come with positive community development, but this shift can make neighborhoods inaccessible to low-income renters and fixed-income homeowners.

August 4, 2023 - Shelterforce Magazine

White house with For Sale and SOLD sign

U.S. Home Sales to Foreign Buyers Drop by Almost 10 Percent

International purchases of homes on the U.S. housing market slowed in the last year.

August 2, 2023 - National Association Of Realtors

South Beach Open Streets

Miami Loses Population for the First Time Since 1970

Already one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets before the Covid-19 pandemic, the region became unaffordable for many middle-income households in the last few years.

August 2, 2023 - The Wall Street Journal

Houston, Texas

Report: More Than Half of Harris County Households Cost-Burdened

Using a measurement that takes into account more factors in addition to housing costs, a new report from the Kinder Institute for Urban Research sheds light on the true crisis facing Houston-area renters.

July 31, 2023 - Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge

View of Cleveland, Ohio skyline at sunset

Growing Numbers of Ohio Renters at Risk of Eviction

Data released by the state shows a growing number of Ohio households are spending ore than half of their income on housing.

July 24, 2023 - Spectrum News 1

Colorful "atx" sign in front of Whole Foods store in Austin, Texas

Austin Could Reduce Minimum Lot Sizes

In an effort to increase housing production and bring down housing costs, the city council approved a resolution calling for reduced lot sizes and higher density in single-family neighborhoods.

July 24, 2023 - The Architect's Newspaper

Apartments for rent signage

Opinion: Rent Control Works

A dozen arguments for why rent control is effective and necessary in the current housing crisis.

July 23, 2023 - Jacobin

Close-up of rental application laying on table with green pen laying across the paper

White House Targets Landlord ‘Junk Fees’

The administration is urging states to more heavily regulate application fees, administrative fees, and other often hidden costs imposed on renters.

July 21, 2023 - Marketwatch

Four-story white L-shaoped apartment building with small parking lot in front in Edina, Minnesota

Nonprofit Affordable Housing Developers Navigate Troubled Waters

As housing and building costs rise, nonprofit developers find themselves with strained resources as pandemic relief dries up and tenants need housing assistance more than ever.

July 20, 2023 - Dr. Eric Anthony Johnson

Tent covered with tarp with bike and other objects on sidewalk in Skid Row, downtown Los Angeles

New Study Debunks Homeless Migration Theory

More evidence finds that the root cause of homelessness is, ultimately, a lack of sufficient housing.

July 19, 2023 - The Atlantic

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