60 percent of likely voters say they're in favor of public housing. So why isn't there more of it?
As Covid-19 has thrust tens of millions of Americans into housing insecurity and revealed longstanding issues with the nation’s stock of affordable housing, 60 percent of likely voters say they want a public option for housing, according to Data for Progress (DFP).
Vox • January 26, 2021
For the second time, Biden enters The White House facing a housing crisis
As Biden enters the White House again, this time as president, he’ll have to battle with another complex housing crisis. The immediate need is from millions of renters who are facing eviction and mounting rent backpay. Meanwhile, on the buyer side, many would-be first-time homebuyers can’t access homeownership as the supply of for-sale homes continues to lag, pushing home prices higher and higher.
Forbes • January 22, 2021
Fleeing New Yorkers squeeze surrounding housing markets
Within months of the pandemic, New Yorkers began fleeing the city and the surrounding area, snapping up houses. Home prices that already had been out of reach for many jumped even higher.
The Washington Post• January 16, 2021
Advocates, lawmakers hope to pass racial impact rezoning legislation this spring
In the coming weeks, fair housing and tenant advocacy groups will work to garner more support from City Council members on legislation which would force the city to study the impact of land use decisions on a neighborhood’s racial and ethnic demography.
City Limits • January 22, 2021
Amid Covid pandemic housing boom, demand for small spaces grows too
The pandemic sent many Americans dreaming of more space and scurrying to find it. Sales of large homes are booming. So too are tiny ones.
The Wall Street Journal • January 22, 2021