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The Washington Post
September 8, 2020
COVID-19 has exposed the consequences of decades of bad public housing policy
The CDC order to prevent evictions for most renters through the end of the year does not address the root cause of this eviction crisis.
September 7, 2020
Bay Area housing to get $1 billion investment from union pension fund as financing gets harder to find
A union pension fund is set to inject $1 B into Bay Area housing construction, an initiative the group says will help finance more than 4K new units by 2025.
September 4, 2020
Manhattan is a buyer’s market at last. Brooklyn looks to be next
NYC is one of the most expensive housing markets in the world. But now the coronavirus has prompted many renters in Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn to leave.
September 3, 2020
Building bans and affordable housing: A construction conundrum
Seeking to curtail gentrification and displacement, Atlanta and Chicago put construction and demolition moratoriums in place early this year to slow inevestment
September 2, 2020
Hotels are closing as tourism plummets. This company is turning them into affordable housing
A former Days Inn in Branson, MO sat vacant for eight years. Now it’s affordable housing. Repvblik thinks adaptive reuse can address the housing shortage.
September 1, 2020
Trump administration announces eviction moratorium, aiming to ensure housing crisis doesn’t further spread coronavirus
The Trump administration has announced a four-month halt on eviction proceedings against cash-strapped renters, invoking federal public health laws.
Wall Street Journal
August 30, 2020
Connecticut community confronts legacy of segregation
The discussion of the racial composition in Westport comes following the formation of a statewide movement pushing for zoning changes that advocates say keep co
New York Times
August 29, 2020
The rent eats first, even during a pandemic
"Threatening to turn families out of their homes during the coronavirus fight isn’t just morally suspect," writes Mr. Desmond the author of “Evicted"
August 28, 2020
Can planting trees make a city more equitable?
Cities across the US are pledging to plant trees and restore urban forests to combat climate change and cool off disadvantaged communities.
August 27, 2020
Experts examine the challenges and solutions to building affordable housing in New York
NYC housing stock has failed to keep pace with job growth in the last decade and most new housing continues to be attainable only for higher-income residents.
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