Renewed efforts to develop the 20-acre Caltrain site has increased excitement surrounding the transformation of regional transit, but also the potential to develop housing or commercial buildings if Caltrain moves its railyards underground.
Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway’s budget would build bus rapid transit, support lower-cost housing and provide funds for the Madison Public Market. The budget includes no unexpected big-ticket items.
Rules that mandate excess parking in new development projects have added to the overlapping crises of housing affordability, urban sprawl and climate change, advocates say. California could soon bar cities from imposing them.
It deals with very different urban issues than the West. Its population is exploding, with all 20 of the world’s fastest-growing cities based in Africa or Asia. I’m taking a long trip through the region to find out more.
The Florida county announced plans on Aug. 30 to distribute a new round of rental assistance starting on Oct. 1. Eligible applicants could receive as much as $20,000 or 18 months of assistance.
The North Carolina city was the first in the state to implement protections against income discrimination. The policy will only apply to housing that received city subsidies. Charlotte severely lacks affordable housing.
If approved, residents would vote on their fourth bond program in less than two decades. The $1 billion program would help pay for better streets and city infrastructure, including $150 million for housing.
Manufactured homes, which are less expensive and faster to construct because they’re built on an assembly line, could help resolve the nation’s housing crisis. America is short 3.8 million housing units by some estimates.
Over 20 million Americans live in manufactured housing — more than in public housing and federally subsidized rental housing combined. Yet many planners and researchers view this kind of low-cost housing as a problem.
A study of housing underproduction found that the state was short by approximately 9,000 units, 8,000 of which are in the Portland metropolitan area, the state’s largest city. The state ranks in the middle of other New England states’ deficits.
Evidence shows that investors can often outbid other buyers, keeping starter homes out of the hands of would-be owners, especially Black and Hispanic families. The issue is especially prevalent in Sun Belt states.
Gov. Chris Sununu announced the federally funded program on Tuesday, July 5, that could develop thousands of new housing units and will begin accepting applications on Monday, July 11.
Gentrification’s pressure on homeownership is threatening a rich history and culture while worsening the racial wealth gap. There are some steps governments should take to preserve as much of it as we can.
The state’s candidates for governor are addressing jobs, transportation, education and small businesses, but some voters feel they avoid talking about the most-pressing issues, like inflation or the cost of living.