Meet the Black design collective reimagining how cities get built
Urban planning often neglects or harms communities of color by cutting them out of the decision-making process. BlackSpace, a collective of architects, designers, artists, and urban planners, is quietly working to change that.
Fast Company • August 17, 2020
How Portland’s landmark zoning reform could work
The Residential Infill Project aims to boost “missing middle” housing — an expected boon for affordability in a city where the single-family home reigns.
Bloomberg City Lab • August 13, 2020
Federal aid dries up and eviction bans loom over landlords
Stalled stimulus talks have left a gap in enhanced unemployment; Trump dangles possibility of another eviction ban
The Real Deal • August 13, 2020
New York has a plan to fix its broken public housing — it just needs to convince Congress
The latest plan to turn around the city's housing authority is aimed at avoiding the political pitfalls that have tanked past efforts.
Politico • August 14, 2020
Cloudy prospects for multifamily amid economic comeback
The US economy is expected to stage a comeback in the third quarter, bolstering a strong residential market, according to new research by Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research (ESR) Group—but job losses and budget cuts on the state and local level could weigh on multifamily development.
Multihousing News • August 19, 2020
Worried lenders pounce on landlords unable to pay their loans
Some hedge funds and private equity firms that lent money to property owners are now suing them for falling behind on interest payments.
New York Times • August 13, 2020