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'Systemic' Fraud Threatens New York's Rent-Stabilized Housing
Blog 3 months ago
'Systemic' Fraud Threatens New York's Rent-Stabilized Housing

Like other big cities facing affordable housing crises, New York is steadily losing its supply of rent-stabilized units to deregulation. And,...

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Tax Abatements for Residential Projects Under the Microscope
Blog 3 months ago
Tax Abatements for Residential Projects Under the Microscope

"The city of Cleveland plans a deeper look at its policy of offering property tax abatements for new housing," reports Nick Castele. Currently, the...

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Apartment Units Fill Fastest in Seattle
Blog 4 months ago
Apartment Units Fill Fastest in Seattle

"The Seattle area is filling up new apartments faster than any region in the country, suggesting demand for housing is starting to catch up with...

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Motivations of Proposed Federal Housing Rules Questioned
Blog 4 months ago
Motivations of Proposed Federal Housing Rules Questioned

Tanvi Misra and Kriston Capps report: "On Wednesday, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a new rule that seeks to...

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Middle-Income Density Bonus Working Toward Approval in San Diego
Blog 4 months ago
Middle-Income Density Bonus Working Toward Approval in San Diego

"Officials are proposing to allow developers to build 25 percent more units than a property's zoning allows if they agree to reserve 10 percent of...

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Minneapolis Affordable Housing Practices Heading in a New Direction
Blog 4 months ago
Minneapolis Affordable Housing Practices Heading in a New Direction

"The Minneapolis City Council is trying to assert more control of the city's public housing authority in response to the agency's plans to change...

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Residents Left Behind as L.A. Stadium Project Surges Ahead
Blog 4 months ago
Residents Left Behind as L.A. Stadium Project Surges Ahead

Angel Jennings writes about Inglewood, California, the location of a new NFL stadium and entertainment district. The city in southwest Los Angeles...

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New Spending, Planning Approved to Address Affordable Housing Crisis in Columbus
Blog 4 months ago
New Spending, Planning Approved to Address Affordable Housing Crisis in Columbus

"The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and the City of Columbus are seeking proposals for a regional housing strategy as part of an overall...

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New Tool Puts Miami Development Opportunities on the Map
Blog 4 months ago
New Tool Puts Miami Development Opportunities on the Map

Rene Rodriguez and Sarah Moreno share news of a new mapping tool by researchers at the University of Miami that locates vacant and underutilized...

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Spotlight On Bay Area Planners
Blog 4 months ago
Spotlight On Bay Area Planners

"They hailed from a representative set of cities, from the region's heavyweights - San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland - to suburbs and even a...

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Advocates Push to Study Racial Impacts of NYC Rezoning
Blog 4 months ago
Advocates Push to Study Racial Impacts of NYC Rezoning

With five New York neighborhood rezonings complete in Mayor Bill de Blasio's Housing New York Plan, advocates are pressing the city to add a racial...

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Affordable Single-Family Rental Housing Supply Needs a Boost
Blog 4 months ago
Affordable Single-Family Rental Housing Supply Needs a Boost

Lower-income family households face the most challenges in finding appropriate rental housing, according to a new paper from the Joint Center for...

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Inclusionary Zoning Under Consideration for Pittsburgh Neighborhood
Blog 4 months ago
Inclusionary Zoning Under Consideration for Pittsburgh Neighborhood

"A proposal to mandate more affordable housing in Lawrenceville took a step forward Tuesday with a briefing to Pittsburgh Planning Commission...

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In This New Co-Living Partnership, Friendships Are the Ultimate Amenity
Blog 4 months ago
In This New Co-Living Partnership, Friendships Are the Ultimate Amenity

Patrick Sisson's Curbed article, "In the apartment amenity arms race, service and technology win out," exemplifies the adolescence of the...

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Rent Protection Laws Due for Renewal in New York
Blog 4 months ago
Rent Protection Laws Due for Renewal in New York

Michael Herzenberg reports that a rent protections for a million New York apartments could expire in June if the State Legislature doesn't act....

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'Rental-Only Zoning' a Tough Task
Blog 4 months ago
'Rental-Only Zoning' a Tough Task

Maria Rantanen reports from Richmond, British Columbia, where the planning committee sent a "rental-only zoning" ordinance back to staff for more...

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Zoning Code Rewrite Paused in Newton, Massachusetts
Blog 4 months ago
Zoning Code Rewrite Paused in Newton, Massachusetts

"Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller is pumping the brakes on her administration's efforts to rewrite the city's zoning rules," reports John Hilliard. "In...

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Big Mixed-Use Development Coming to Downtown Phoenix Transit Center
Blog 4 months ago
Big Mixed-Use Development Coming to Downtown Phoenix Transit Center

"The Phoenix City Council will vote April 3 on a proposal to replace the Phoenix Central Station transit center - which sits between Polk and Van...

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A $500 Million Affordable Housing Plan for Nashville
Blog 4 months ago
A $500 Million Affordable Housing Plan for Nashville

Yihyun Jeong and Mike Reicher report on a $500 million commitment from the city of Nashville to fund affordable housing development in a city...

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Cincinnati Ponders Short-Term Rental Regulations
Blog 4 months ago
Cincinnati Ponders Short-Term Rental Regulations

Jay Hanselman reports on proposed regulations for short-term rentals in Cincinnati, designed to help protect affordable housing units in the city...

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Order Without Design: Pro-Housing, Pro-Infrastructure
Blog 4 months ago
Order Without Design: Pro-Housing, Pro-Infrastructure

In his new book, Order Without Design, planner Alain Bertaud tries to apply the insights of urban economics to the world's megacities. He begins...

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Boston Reconsidering its Inclusionary Zoning Formula
Blog 4 months ago
Boston Reconsidering its Inclusionary Zoning Formula

"The Boston Planning & Development Agency is pushing ahead with a long-discussed review of its Inclusionary Development Policy, which requires most...

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Zoning to Protect Manufacturing in N.Y.C.
Blog 4 months ago
Zoning to Protect Manufacturing in N.Y.C.

Areas in New York City zoned for manufacturing are grappling with the influx of other land uses, particularly hotels, that are driving up costs for...

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Effectiveness of Vancouver Affordable Housing Program Questioned
Blog 4 months ago
Effectiveness of Vancouver Affordable Housing Program Questioned

Jen St. Denis reports that "extremely high rents proposed for several new rental buildings" have provoked Vancouver officials to revisit the Rental...

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Jeep Plant Isn't Getting a Warm Reception From Detroit Residents
Blog 4 months ago
Jeep Plant Isn't Getting a Warm Reception From Detroit Residents

Representatives from Fiat Chrysler and the city held the first public meeting related to a proposed Jeep plant that would bring billions of dollars...

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San Diego Unbundles Parking, Eliminates Parking Minimums and Sets Maximums
Blog 5 months ago
San Diego Unbundles Parking, Eliminates Parking Minimums and Sets Maximums

"San Diego took a step toward becoming a less car-reliant city on Monday [March 4] when the City Council voted 8-1 to eliminate parking...

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California Lawmakers Seek New Ways to Relieve High Rents
Blog 5 months ago
California Lawmakers Seek New Ways to Relieve High Rents

Following a recent failure to overturn limits on rent regulation, California legislators are continuing the push to strengthen tenant protections...

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More States Look to Expand Tenant Protections
Blog 5 months ago
More States Look to Expand Tenant Protections

In light of Oregon becoming the first state to implement statewide rent control and just-cause eviction protections, Governing's J. Brian Charles...

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New Approach for the Housing Authority of New Orleans Apparent in 600 New Units
Blog 5 months ago
New Approach for the Housing Authority of New Orleans Apparent in 600 New Units

"Properties in Algiers, the Upper 9th Ward and Uptown will be turned into mixed-income housing under proposals recently approved by the Housing...

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'Urban Luxury' Housing Skyrockets in Texas and Beyond
Blog 5 months ago
'Urban Luxury' Housing Skyrockets in Texas and Beyond

In Curbed, Patrick Sisson presents development in Texas as a microcosm of the national housing market, which is trending toward urban growth and...

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