News and Commentary
In dcist, Morgan Baskin overserves that from FY 2019-2021, D.C. used 56% of its permanent housing vouchers for individuals and 37% for families while leaving $8m dollars unused on housing from 2018-2019. That funding was not rolled over into the next fiscal year.
Christian Britschgi interviews California State Senator Scott Wiener on his on his upzoning advocacy in Reason Magazine.
Michael Andersen describes a now dead Oregon bill as a modest step towards allowing people to voluntarily live near transit stations.
Edward Glaeser predicts that Biden’s proposed grant program will be too weak to overcome opposition to land use reform in the New York Times.
Alex Baca comments on proposed increased density in the Future Land Use Map as part of D.C. compensation plan in Greater Greater Washington, saying that it would not decrease community input on development.
Tracy Hadden Loh and Joanne Kim recommend that downtown maintain their post-pandemic competitiveness by encouraging mixed use development as part of a general increase in development entitlements.
Douglas Newby debunks arguments opposing an affordable housing development in Dallas for New Geography.
The latest episode of Model Citizen hosts David Schleicher to discuss how zoning reduces macroeconomic policy effectives.
Nolan Gray explains how market rate housing makes affordability possible in The Atlantic.
The bipartisan Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2021 has been introduced to strengthen the low income housing tax credit.
Greater Greater Washington, in Libby Solomon reports that plans to build 12,000 affordable housing units in D.C.’s Rock Creek West have been stifled by the inclusionary zoning program.
Andrew Ackerman and Nicole Friedman detail opportunities and challenges with Biden’s competitive grant program for the Wall Street Journal.
Peter Berrill et al. find that switching from single to multifamily housing reduces energy demand by 27–47% in Environmental Science Technology.