How Austin became one of the least affordable cities in America

Over the last few years, in one of the fastest-growing cities in America, change has come at a feverish pace to the capital of Texas, with churches demolished, mobile home parks razed and neighborhood haunts replaced with trendy restaurants and luxury apartment complexes.

The New York Times • November 28, 2021

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Why building more homes won’t solve the affordable housing problem

Experts on housing policy agree that increasing the supply of homes is necessary in areas with rapidly rising housing costs. But this won’t, by itself, make a significant dent in the country’s affordability problems — especially for those with the most severe needs. In part that’s because in much of the country, there is actually no shortage of rental housing. The problem is that millions of people lack the income to afford what’s on the market.

The Philadelphia Inquirer • November 27, 2021

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Not everyone sharing in excitement of Columbus' hot housing market

The problem? Rents have jumped, and so has the population. About 235,600 new residents settled in Greater Columbus between 2010 and 2020, but only a third of that number of new homes and apartments were added during the same time period.

The Columbus Dispatch • November 28, 2021

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