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How Can Comprehensive Plans Promote Better Community Outcomes?

Research shows that land-use regulations that supported comprehensive planning efforts throughout the United States often have been discriminatory. These regulations have allowed industrial…

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Developers Often Feel Constrained by Land-Use Regulations

Developers, urban planners, and other parties constantly debate the best strategies to improve a city’s equity and advance its economic and environmental goals. How do developers feel about…

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Mobile Home Park Closures: The True Hidden Housing Problem?

In the past three decades, mobile homes have spread rapidly and expansively. This type of manufactured housing arose to fill a critical demand for affordable renter- and owner-occupied housing at a…

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Controlling Costs for Transit-Oriented Affordable Developments in California

Does building affordable housing near rail or in jobs-rich communities increase development costs per unit? California has spent more than a billion dollars building subsidized affordable housing…

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Is Free Public Education a Myth? Housing Prices Reveal the True Story

The quality of nearby schools is a major consideration for families deciding where to live. A 2012 American Planning Association survey found that schools are one of the top three priorities on which…

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LGBTQ People Face Unique Housing Challenges

by Diane Levy
A transgender woman asked a rental housing agent about an advertised rental unit, noting that she was transgender to explain the difference between her legal name and the name she uses….

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What Cities Can Do to Combat Homelessness

by Steven Brown
The most recent Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress points out the number of people experiencing homelessness has fallen every year since 2010, representing a 13.7 percent…

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How Can Cities Produce More Affordable Housing?

Though cities have recovered from the 2008 recession, housing market trends have created new burdens. Gentrification has taken the form of “new build” housing in recent years, and the demand for…

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Is Airbnb Making Los Angeles’s Affordable Housing Crisis Worse?

Los Angeles is among the least affordable rental housing markets in the United States. In 2014, rents rose 7.3 percent and the average renting household spent 47 percent of its income on housing….

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Writing a Prescription for Housing

by Aaron Shroyer
Research estimates that behaviors, social circumstances, and environment—broadly known as social determinants of health—determine approximately 60 percent of our overall health,…

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