Amazon is Coming to Town

Yeah, okay, it’s happening again. Don’t hesitate. Don’t prevaricate. Just write. Housing, of course, has not improved since I last wrote here. Some could argue (and I have) that things have taken a decided downturn since Ben Carson was put in charge of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Hurricanes Maria (and others!) […]

Monthly Roundup: Five stories in the news

After a long break, here is my newest roundup of the month’s most enticing, infuriating, discussion-worthy news stories! I have always enjoyed these posts, since they give me time to reflect on my recent reading and to share my thoughts on multiple aspects of affordable housing. Please let me know in the comments about your favorite compelling […]

March Roundup: Eight stories from the news

I have been super busy the past few weeks and so haven’t spent as much time as usual reading the news. Apologies to any stories I have overlooked. Here is a brief overview of some happenings in the affordable housing world this month. There are some cool proposed solutions and some scary (although unsurprising) statistics. […]

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 […]