How Biden hopes to fix the thorniest problem in housing

The Biden administration wants to bring housing costs in line with people’s incomes. But skepticism among housing advocates and potential resistance from key lawmakers is threatening to create new obstacles.

Politico • April 10, 2021

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How Covid transformed New York City's housing map

As NYC rents plunged, the number of apartments affordable to families with Section 8 housing vouchers has surged. But that doesn’t mean the city’s housing crisis is over.

Bloomberg CityLab • April 20, 2021

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No vacancy? Here’s one fix for the affordable housing shortage

The real estate market has two growing problems: a serious short-age of affordable housing, especially for renters, and hospitality and office buildings in distressed states because of COVID-19. Converting empty hotels and office buildings into residential developments could help solve the affordable housing shortage.

MarketWatch • April 17, 2021

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Chicago is 120,000 units short on affordable housing. Here’s how the city and developers hope to fix that gap.

Chicago has about 120,000 fewer units of affordable housing than what it needs. The city has a number of new initiatives to create and/or preserve affordable housing in gentrifying areas of the city, including the anti-deconversion ordinance, legislation designed to make it harder for developers to buy buildings with multiple apartments and convert them into expensive single-family homes.

Chicago Tribune • April 12, 2021

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