Housing

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.

Increasing Shelter Access for Transgender People

Increasing Shelter Access for Transgender People

The Obama Administration issued a final rule that halts discrimination at homeless shelters.

Keeping the Heat On in New York City

Keeping the Heat On in New York City

Proposed change to the city’s code would eliminate outdoor temperature as a determinant for heating.

FHFA Publishes Proposed PACE Rule

FHFA Publishes Proposed PACE Rule

Proposed rule may make it harder for homeowners to obtain energy-saving loans.