Tag: housing markets
Tenant organizing has been re-energized in coastal cities where housing costs are soaring. But tenants need a voice in the rest of the country too—and they are organizing to get one.
The meager supply of affordable housing is a major contributor to housing's high cost, yet the policy tools to address the shortfall often seem to worsen the problem. But this is because they ignore the underlying infrastructure and financing to support growth.
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: No! Research shows that hasn't been the case. And here's what local officials in places that have implemented it had to say . . .
New Jersey Community Capital shakes up our ideas of how nonprofit housers can and should approach neighborhood stabilization
A: The market is supposed to meet demand, but the importance of location, location, location, plus other factors, keep this from working for affordable housing.
Shared-equity homeownership is best known as a tool to fight displacement in hot-market areas. But in fact, it has many advantages in weak-market areas too.
Over the past couple of weeks John Muller at the Greater Greater Washington blog has written some truly provocative pieces, including “Ward 8 development...