Housing

Coping With the Loss of COVID-19 Eviction Moratoriums

Coping With the Loss of COVID-19 Eviction Moratoriums

More financial assistance and fewer anti-eviction mandates may better shelter both renters and landlords.

Zoning Changes to Create Affordable Housing

Zoning Changes to Create Affordable Housing

Scholars argue for “upzoning” to build more multi-family homes on land near transit stations.

Alameda Casts Its Vote for Single-Family Homes

Alameda Casts Its Vote for Single-Family Homes

Voters in Alameda, California reject a ballot measure that would have eliminated single-family zoning citywide.

Procedure to Protect Philadelphia

Procedure to Protect Philadelphia

More Philadelphia historic properties could be revitalized with reduced red tape.

Philadelphia Passes Renters’ Right to Counsel

Philadelphia Passes Renters’ Right to Counsel

The law is a win for housing advocates, but gaps remain in city’s rental protections.

Can Limits on Airbnb Help Lower Long-term Rent?

Can Limits on Airbnb Help Lower Long-term Rent?

Scholar argues that Santa Monica’s regulation of Airbnb listings has not reduced long-term rental prices.

Who Holds the Keys to Rental Housing Data?

Who Holds the Keys to Rental Housing Data?

New York City ordinance that would regulate online home-sharing platforms hits a red light in federal court.

Why Sacramento Needs to Fix the California Environmental Quality Act

Why Sacramento Needs to Fix the California Environmental Quality Act

Expert argues that suits under California’s environmental law undercut housing and climate change goals.

More Permissive Zoning Codes Could Make U.S. Workers Richer

More Permissive Zoning Codes Could Make U.S. Workers Richer

Economists find that strict housing regulations may significantly lower U.S. gross domestic product.

Seattle’s New Housing Ordinance Will Give Ex-Offenders a Fair Chance

Seattle’s New Housing Ordinance Will Give Ex-Offenders a Fair Chance

Local law will prevent landlords from screening tenants based on their criminal history.

Home Sharing Could Face New Regulation in Seattle

Home Sharing Could Face New Regulation in Seattle

Proposed regulations would limit number of short-term rental properties and add license requirements.

Are High Rents Inevitable?

Are High Rents Inevitable?

Experts tackle the problem of preserving affordable housing in booming real estate markets.