News and Commentary
Larry Eichel and Octavia Howell discuss the findings of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ new report “The State of Housing Affordability in Philadelphia: Who’s Cost-Burdened—and Why.”
New York Senator Brad Hoylman called NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s allowance of up to 3,200 new apartments in Manhattan’s Soho and Noho “the Amy Coney Barrett of rezoning proposals.” A quarter of the units would be designated affordable housing, report Nolan Hicks and Bernadette Hogan in the NY Post.
Susan Bigelow cautions candidates of both parties on echoing Trump’s racialized housing rhetoric in a Connecticut News Junkie op-ed.
Libby Solomon’s GGWash article details an Urban Institute study explaining why although both Portland and D.C. loosened restrictions on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in the last decade, legal and engineering fees have prevented their proliferation in D.C.
Nena Perry-Brown presents other issues with D.C.’s ADUs, including limitations of the website and prospective buyers exceeding maximum income restrictions.