Affordable housing in the news

I haven’t written a new post in weeks. This is in part due to an unusually busy schedule but also (and probably mostly) in part to the lack of connection I have felt lately to this blog. I still care passionately about affordable housing, but I haven’t been able to muster interest in research and […]

February Roundup: Seven Stories in the News

    Another month and here we are: roundup time. Here are a few stories that caught my eye this month. 1) Fremont wake mourns loss of affordable housing -Rising rents and new developments are pricing out longtime residents of this Seattle neighborhood. To bring attention to their cause, a group of former and current area residents held […]

January Roundup: Seven Stories in the News

January was full of proposed solutions, problems, deferred legislation. America is on the cusp of change, either toward a holistic, affordable-housing based society or toward a bifurcated state comprised only of the very rich and the very poor, the antithesis of our founders’ intended country. I hope we land on the side of balance. 1) Who gets […]

Happy New Year! And six stories in the news

Welcome to 2015. So far, more than 90,000 applicants are waiting to hear if they have been accepted into one of 924 available apartments at Hunter’s Point in Long Island City; Seattle residents continue to complain about the proposed upcoming linkage fee on new developments; and the New Jersey Supreme Court is launching an investigation on Governor […]

November Roundup: Ten Stories in the News

This month was packed with stories about affordable housing -from announcements of cities enacting new linkage fees and regulations to support housing; to discussions about the effectiveness of funding strategies; to studies on the impact of neglecting affordable housing, especially in regards to children and Millennials. I have chosen ten that I found most meaningful. […]

Affordable housing roundup: seven stories in the news

It is nearing the end of the month, so I thought I would share a handful of compelling news items. I have (unconsciously) favored positive stories, perhaps because the bulk of my research is depressing -for example, households with incomes of $15,000 or less per year who pay more than 50 percent of their income in […]

Six affordable housing stories in the news

I started a new habit earlier this month: reading news stories related to affordable housing every day. A few days of this  practice confirmed what I already suspected: cities, towns and villages throughout our country are struggling to meet their  housing needs, especially in the rental market. According to a report published by the Joint Center for […]