Housing: Page 2

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    How cities can 'uncrack' zoning codes that fostered racial inequities

    City leaders from Berkeley, California, and Louisville, Kentucky, are trying to roll back restrictive zoning policies that have caused inequities, they said during an Urban Institute webinar.

    By June 3, 2022
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    The 'time-honored tradition' of opposing affordable multifamily housing in US cities

    Shawnee, Kansas, city councilors recently passed a rule banning co-living groups. Similar policies and other opposition to local zoning reform are perpetuating the country's housing crisis, housing experts say. 

    By May 31, 2022
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    Blame local zoning, not Wall Street, for this housing crisis

    Local zoning laws and NIMBYism are preventing the growth of affordable housing and greater housing density and contributing to labor shortages in urban areas. 

    By Atticus LeBlanc • May 24, 2022
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    As destructive wildfires increase, new model can calculate property risk

    A nonprofit's online tool identifies a home's wildfire risk based on publicly available data and property details. Nearly 80 million homes are expected to face some level of risk by 2050 as climate change continues.

    By Matthew Thibault • May 19, 2022
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    Biden administration addresses the affordable housing crisis with new plan

    The plan proposes using federal grants to encourage cities to relax their zoning and land-use policies while providing new financing options for manufactured homes, accessory dwelling units and small-scale developments.

    By May 16, 2022
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    Corporate housing is key to addressing tight housing market, relocating workers

    As workers increasingly migrate to suburbs and smaller cities, high housing costs and limited supplies might delay a home purchase. Regulations aimed at vacationers shouldn't limit extended-stay rental options.

    By Angela Healy • May 11, 2022
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    Governments clear a path for tiny homes to address housing crisis in cities

    Accessory dwelling units and tiny homes that are constructed in factories off-site and installed in backyards are often subject to restrictive zoning rules, building codes and pushback from neighbors. That is starting to change. 

    By May 9, 2022
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    Tenants facing eviction fared better under NYC's legal assistance program: study

    Since New York became the first U.S. city to guarantee universal legal representation to low-income tenants in housing court, Princeton researchers say eviction warrants and monetary judgments against them are down.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Fleeing 'superstar' cities, tech workers are moving to mid-size and smaller cities, causing housing, traffic concerns

    After many tech workers relocated to work remotely during the pandemic, smaller cities are now grappling with rising housing prices, traffic and homelessness.

    By Karen Kroll • May 3, 2022