Can New York Fix Its Housing Crisis? It Depends on the Suburbs
The Governor's Housing Compact emphasizes a carrots-and-sticks approach to prompting local bodies into action, which research shows is the right way to do it. This has been met with resistance from local municipalities. Suburbs will determine whether NY tackles its housing crisis head-on or if developments get stuck in administrative limbo.
The New York Times• Mar 29, 2023
Florida’s $711M affordable housing bill becomes law
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed affordable housing legislation that will pump $711 million into housing programs and incentivize developers with major tax breaks. In addition to setting aside funds for affordable housing, the law will supersede local governments’ zoning, density, and height requirements for affordable housing in areas zoned for commercial or mixed-use development.
The Real Deal• Mar 29, 2023
Biden urged to consider Build America’s impact on affordable housing
A coalition of 24 housing organizations, individual leaders, and trade groups, led by the National Housing Conference (NHC), are urging President Joe Biden to exempt affordable housing development and repair from the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) provisions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Housing Wire • Mar 29, 2023
Climate Change and the Housing Crisis are Burdening Portland’s Emergency Shelter System
With climate change making severe weather events more common and the area’s housing crisis increasing the number of people who need support, the operation of the shelters is taking an increasing toll on county and city officials and budgets, as well as the community volunteers whose labor the region relies on to run the shelters.
Portland Mercury• Mar 13, 2023