The Summer of NIMBY in Silicon Valley’s Poshest Town

Moguls and investors from the tech industry, which endorses housing relief, banded together to object to a plan for multifamily homes near their estates in Atherton, Calif.

#affordable-housing, #andreessen-marc-l, #apple-inc, #area-planning-and-renewal, #atherton-calif, #benchmark-capital, #city-councils, #computers-and-the-internet, #draper-timothy-c, #electronic-arts-inc, #felicis-ventures, #google-inc, #high-net-worth-individuals, #johnson-ronald-b-1959, #kordestani-omid-r-1963, #meta-platforms-inc, #netflix-inc, #palo-alto-networks-inc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #silicon-valley-calif, #venture-capital, #whetstone-rachel-1968, #wilson-andrew, #zoning

In an Unequal Economy, the Poor Face Inflation Now and Job Loss Later

Americans with low incomes are pulling back from buying even as their richer counterparts keep spending — with potentially big consequences.

#affordable-housing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #federal-reserve-system, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-inequality, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #personal-finances, #poverty, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

London’s Trellick Tower and a Development Debate

Residents of Trellick Tower, a 1972 public housing block, fought to stop a development project they said would undermine the building’s integrity. But they fear the reprieve might be only temporary.

#affordable-housing, #architecture, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #london-england, #public-and-subsidized-housing

A Town’s Housing Crisis Exposes a ‘House of Cards’

In the Idaho resort area of Sun Valley, there are so few housing options that many workers are resorting to garages, campers and tents.

#affordable-housing, #hailey-idaho, #idaho, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sun-valley-idaho, #wilderness-areas

When There’s Arsenic in the Water, but ‘We Have Nowhere to Go’

The Environmental Protection Agency found that water at a mobile home park that mostly serves agricultural workers contained almost 10 times the allowable limit of arsenic. But housing alternatives are hard to find.

#affordable-housing, #arsenic, #bureau-of-indian-affairs, #coachella-valley-calif, #environmental-protection-agency, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #infrastructure-public-works, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #water

Extreme Weather Is Soaking New York City. Community Gardens Can Help.

Intense storms are on the rise, which probably means more flooding. Local green spaces are on the case.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #floods, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #global-warming, #greenthumb, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-york-city-community-garden-coalition, #sewers-and-sewage

Adams Blames Migrants for Shelter Woes. Critics Say That’s Too Simple.

There’s anecdotal evidence of an uptick in asylum seekers in New York City’s homeless shelter system, but advocates say it’s convenient to blame them.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #asylum-right-of, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city

Why Housing Is So Expensive — Particularly in Blue States

The urban economist Jenny Schuetz breaks down America’s housing crises, the policies that could fix them and the politics standing in the way.

#affordable-housing, #audio-neutral-informative, #homeless-persons, #politics-and-government, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #urban-areas

Homeless in America

The homelessness crisis is getting worse.

#affordable-housing, #homeless-persons, #internal-storyline-no, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-economy

Relief Eludes Many Renters as Fed Raises Interest Rates

As the central bank sharply increases borrowing costs, it could lock would-be home buyers into rentals and keep a hot market under pressure.

#affordable-housing, #building-construction, #consumer-price-index, #federal-reserve-system, #inflation-economics, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #united-states-economy

The Shrinking of the Middle-Class Neighborhood

Americans are increasingly living in areas that are either much richer or much poorer than the regional norm.

#affordable-housing, #income, #income-inequality, #nashville-tenn, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Pass the Chowder, and the Curry: Jamaican Chefs Add to Cape Cod’s Culinary Delights

Thanks to Jamaican seasonal workers, the taste of Cape Cod now extends beyond the known lineup of Yankee favorites, to golden patties, jerk-rubbed meats and turmeric-rich curries.

#affordable-housing, #cape-cod-mass, #chefs, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #foreign-workers, #immigration-and-emigration, #jamaica-west-indies, #jamaican-americans, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #restaurants, #seafood, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #visas

When the Rent Rushes Relationships

Soaring rents across the country have motivated some young couples to move in together earlier than they planned.

#affordable-housing, #brooklyn-nyc, #dating-and-relationships, #manhattan-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Adams Announces Plan to Fix New York City’s Growing Housing Crisis

Mayor Eric Adams laid out a blueprint to increase homeownership, reduce street homelessness and improve public housing. But housing groups say his budget, $1 billion short of what he had promised, will not be enough.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #homeless-persons, #housing-authority-nyc, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

How Houston Moved 25,000 People From the Streets Into Homes of Their Own

The nation’s fourth-largest city hasn’t solved homelessness, but its remarkable progress can suggest a way forward.

#affordable-housing, #audio-neutral-immersive, #austin-tex, #coalition-for-the-homeless, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #internal-open-access, #parker-annise-d, #turner-sylvester

Three Years in Shelters. Ten Months to Find a Home.

Scenes from one woman’s journey out of homelessness in Houston.

#affordable-housing, #depression-mental, #homeless-persons, #houston-tex, #internal-open-access, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Supportive Housing Keeps People Healthy. Should Medicaid Pay?

With federal housing money in short supply, state and local authorities are looking to health dollars to help tackle homelessness.

#affordable-housing, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #homeless-persons, #internal-open-access, #medicaid

Their Solution to the Housing Crisis? Living With Strangers.

Thrown together by New York City’s brutal housing market, these roommates find a way to get by — even in close quarters.

#affordable-housing, #craigslist, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #roommates, #tiktok-bytedance

Homeownership Remains the American Dream, Despite Challenges

A new survey reveals that nearly three-quarters of Americans place owning a home above career, family and college as a sign of prosperity.

#affordable-housing, #home-equity-loans, #mortgages, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

We’ve Got to Stop Requiring Parking Everywhere

Mandatory parking rules make housing more expensive. California’s legislature should undo them.

#affordable-housing, #parking, #transportation, #urban-planning

To House Refugees, Lviv Wants to Make Beautiful Buildings That Last

The Ukrainian city’s distinctive architecture has made it a world heritage site. Its architects are trying to balance aesthetics with sustainability as it prepares for a long war.

#affordable-housing, #architecture, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lviv-ukraine, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #world-heritage-sites

From Gun Laws to Abortion, 5 Issues for N.Y. Legislators as Session Ends

A move to raise the minimum age to buy AR-15-style weapons is among several hot-button issues still to be resolved in Albany before the session ends.

#abortion, #affordable-housing, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #gun-control, #hochul-kathleen-c, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #state-legislatures

How Do You Find an Apartment in N.Y.C. These Days?

Apartment hunting in the city has never been easy, but now the search has become seemingly impossible as prices soar. Readers told us about their pandemic housing struggles — and eventual successes.

#affordable-housing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-york-city, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

What Do You Know About Homelessness and Housing Insecurity? Tell us.

Headway wants to learn more about the people affected by this issue and the stories we should tell.

#affordable-housing, #content-type-service, #homeless-persons, #internal-open-access, #united-states

As Rents Rise, Mayor Adams Faces Pressure on New York’s Housing Crisis

“We’ve got to get it right,” the mayor says, but the City Council and advocates want him to push more and spend more to address the dire shortage of affordable housing.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #budgets-and-budgeting, #city-council-nyc, #department-of-housing-preservation-and-development-nyc, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization

If Roe Is Overturned, Where Should the Pro-Life Movement Go Next?

“Now is not the time to brag or gloat or celebrate. Now is the time to get to work.”

#abortion, #affordable-housing, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #child-care, #christians-and-christianity, #family-leaves, #internal-sub-only-nl, #poverty, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

In New York, Rents May Rise for More Than 2 Million

The city board that sets rents on most regulated apartments may be considering some of the highest increases in years.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #landlords, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #rent-guidelines-board, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Eric Adams’s Speech Offers Visions for New York City Recovery

Mayor Eric Adams emphasized that he planned to focus on public safety and inequality as keys to the city’s comeback after the pandemic.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #budgets-and-budgeting, #crime-and-criminals, #homeless-persons, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-city, #police, #state-of-the-city-message-nyc

How Green Is Your Metropolis?

Allowing more density would make America better.

#affordable-housing, #building-construction, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #urban-areas

How Did You Find Your Place in New York City?

Apartment hunting in the city has never been easy, but as the pandemic eases, the search has become seemingly impossible. If you landed a new home recently, tell us your story.

#affordable-housing, #coronavirus-reopenings, #new-york-city

What NYC Can Learn From How Cities Address Homelessness on Transit

As New York City makes a new push to relocate homeless people from the subway, the experiences of Philadelphia, San Francisco and others show the challenges ahead.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #american-public-transportation-assn, #bay-area-rapid-transit, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif, #southeastern-pennsylvania-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems

Developers Fight to Keep 421a Tax Break Amid N.Y.C. Housing Crisis

Few big residential projects have been built without the break, known as 421a, which now costs the city $1.77 billion in lost tax revenue every year.

#affordable-housing, #building-construction, #condominiums, #furman-center-for-real-estate-and-urban-policy, #new-york-city, #one57-manhattan-ny-apartments, #property-taxes, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tishman-speyer-properties

Developers Fight to Keep 421a Tax Break Amid N.Y.C. Housing Crisis

Few big residential projects have been built without the break, known as 421a, which now costs the city $1.77 billion in lost tax revenue every year.

#affordable-housing, #building-construction, #condominiums, #furman-center-for-real-estate-and-urban-policy, #new-york-city, #one57-manhattan-ny-apartments, #property-taxes, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tishman-speyer-properties

Biden’s $5.8 Trillion Budget Pivots Toward Economic and Security Concerns

The president released his latest budget proposal amid war in Ukraine and concerns at home about rising costs.

#affordable-housing, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #crime-and-criminals, #federal-budget-us, #income-tax, #police, #police-reform, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Slums of California

Temporary units for the homeless might sound good, but where does one go from there?

#affordable-housing, #california, #homeless-persons, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mandelman-rafael, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #safe-sleep-site, #san-francisco-calif, #tiny-homes

New York Can Build More Affordable Housing, Fast. Here’s How.

New York needs more housing fast, and a few key measures would help build it.

#affordable-housing, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #state-legislatures, #zoning

From ‘Illegal’ Hotel to Housing for the Homeless on Upper West Side

The Manhattan building used to attract tourists. But New York City officials hope its transformation is a road map for the city’s future.

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fortune-society, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

Investors Are Buying Mobile Home Parks. Residents Are Paying a Price.

Across the country, corporate landlords are expanding manufactured housing portfolios and driving up rents, pushing longtime residents out.

#affordable-housing, #colorado, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #polis-jared-s-1975, #real-capital-analytics, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

MacKenzie Scott Gives $436 Million to Habitat for Humanity

The donation is part of an ongoing effort by Ms. Scott to give away her fortune.

#affordable-housing, #amazon-com-inc, #bezos-jeffrey-p, #habitat-for-humanity, #high-net-worth-individuals, #philanthropy, #reckford-jonathan, #scott-mackenzie

Gov. Murphy Tones Down Liberal Message in Bid for Suburban Voters

In the first budget address of his second term, Gov. Philip Murphy responded to New Jersey voters’ discontent at a time of surging gas costs and high taxes.

#affordable-housing, #budgets-and-budgeting, #governors-us, #midterm-elections-2022, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #politics-and-government, #property-taxes

U.C. Berkeley Must Freeze Enrollment, California Supreme Court Says

A spokesman said the decision meant that the university would have to cut in-person enrollment by at least 2,500 students in the fall of 2022.

#admissions-standards, #affordable-housing, #berkeley-calif, #colleges-and-universities, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-california, #university-of-california-berkeley

At Least 10 Are Injured in Explosion at Maryland Apartment Building

Residents described smelling gas and hearing a blast at an apartment complex in Silver Spring, Md., outside Washington.

#affordable-housing, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #elrich-marc, #explosions-accidental, #fires-and-firefighters, #montgomery-county-md, #silver-spring-md

Long Island, We Need to Talk (About Housing)

Long Island needs more housing. The state needs to change the rules.

#affordable-housing, #building-construction, #huntington-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburbs, #suffolk-county-ny, #zoning

Why Was Dave Chappelle at a Village Council Meeting in Ohio?

The comedian helped quash a plan for affordable housing in Yellow Springs, Ohio, this week by threatening to pull a multimillion-dollar investment.

#affordable-housing, #chappelle-dave, #ohio, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states, #yellow-springs-ohio, #zoning

Town Called Itself a Big Cat Habitat to Block Housing, Then Reversed Course

A Silicon Valley town declared itself a mountain lion habitat to forestall duplexes on small lots. Facing ridicule and the threat of legal action, officials backed down.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #california, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #law-and-legislation, #local-government, #mountain-lions-and-cougars, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #woodside-calif

Despite the Dire Housing Picture, the South Bronx Sees a Way Forward.

In the South Bronx, developers found ways to build an array of sleek, affordable apartments in two subsidized housing developments. Is this a way forward?

#affordable-housing, #architecture, #bronx-nyc, #department-of-housing-preservation-and-development-nyc, #public-and-subsidized-housing

The Man Who Fought Homelessness and Won (Sort Of)

Steven Banks was the most effective social-services director in New York City history — and when he left office, there were still 45,000 people sleeping in shelters. Is that a success?

#affordable-housing, #banks-steven, #bowery-residentscommittee, #city-council-nyc, #coalition-for-the-homeless, #community-organized-relief-effort-core-nonprofit, #de-blasio-bill, #department-of-social-services, #evictions, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #lippman-jonathan, #new-york-city, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Tax Breaks Are Driving a Rush to Buy Property in Puerto Rico

Many Puerto Ricans say they can no longer afford to remain in their homes with outside investors buying up properties and driving up prices.

#affordable-housing, #puerto-rico, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #virtual-currency

The Rush For a Slice of Paradise In Puerto Rico

Many Puerto Ricans say they can no longer afford to remain in their homes with outside investors buying up properties and driving up prices.

#affordable-housing, #puerto-rico, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #virtual-currency

Mayor Adams, Build a Bigger Manhattan

“New Mannahatta” would help the city’s housing crisis and protect against the impact of climate change. 

#adams-eric-l, #affordable-housing, #floods, #global-warming, #infrastructure-public-works, #manhattan-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential