High-density public housing may seem like an idea whose time has come and gone, buried along with the ruins of notorious projects like St....
A long-forgotten battle over a set of row houses in South Philadelphia makes current day NIMBYism look tame. What can housing advocates learn from how they finally got built anyway?
Housing problems are growing and are likely to worsen with pervasive income inequality and a U.S. population projected to grow by 80 million people by 2050. Yet, the solutions do not match the demand.
If social inclusion and the creation of mixed-income neighborhoods is embraced by so many, why does it seem to be so difficult to materialize this vision for the city? Let's look at some examples.
We can’t build our way out of the housing crisis . . . but we won’t get out without building.
A: Not for everyone. Even after significant recovery, most of the country still has record high levels of . . .
A: No, they do not. Market-rate developers are business people. They charge as much as the market will bear. When housing prices go up . . .
A single development with an intentional income mix involves very specific challenges—both in its design and its management.
The HOPE SF program is aiming to explicitly avoid many of the problems mixed-income public housing redevelopments have faced, to create a truly inclusive process.
A focus on housing connected to education and wellness will be needed to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
Along with most Rooflines readers, I believe that having some portion of a community’s housing as long term or permanently affordable is a desirable...
For first-time homebuyers with good credit, stable employment, and savings for a down payment, buying a home is more affordable than it has been in decades. For everyone else, however, lower home prices have been a disaster.
Building when you could buy is inefficient—and contributes to economic segregation.
Rather than just developing homes for sale, City of Lakes CLT lets buyers pick houses to bring into the land trust.
Recently here on Rooflines, Tiffany Eng wrote about Oakland’s challenges in “family friendly” planning. Here in Austin, we're facing...
As the merits and flaws of PETRA are being debated, PolicyLink offers its list of desired outcomes for poor people and economically distressed communities.
While PETRA is flawed, it is also the only serious attempt any administration has made to preserve public housing in quite some time.
Everybody hates public housing, except the low-income people who live there and the people on the long waiting lists to get in. After years of neglect, the Obama administration wants to save public housing for future generations. Let's let them.
New revisions to HOME regulations would require CHDOs to have someone with housing development experience on staff.
After 23 years, the Chicago housing authority is no longer in receivership. The court-ordered receivership had placed administrative duties in the hands of a...