NEWS: Minneapolis Zoning Reform Hits a Wall
2022-06-16 07:22:04

NEWS: Minneapolis Zoning Reform Hits a Wall

In 2018, Minneapolis eliminated single-family zoning throughout the city. The effective “ban on single family zoning” was se...

NYC’s HONDA Act
2022-04-20 23:37:28

NYC’s HONDA Act

New York’s “Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act” or HONDA, is a law passed last August 2021 that established a fund for t...

NEWS: NYC’s program to convert hotels into affordable housing is a zoning nightmare
2022-03-31 02:36:59

NEWS: NYC’s program to convert hotels into affordable housing is a zoning nightmare

With tourism down and many of New York City’s hotels empty amidst the pandemic, lawmakers last year created a program that a...

NEWS: Belfast, Maine to Amend Zoning Code
2022-03-18 01:31:43

NEWS: Belfast, Maine to Amend Zoning Code

The small city of Belfast, Maine, looks set to join

NEWS: Atlanta’s Buckhead area seeks to become its own city amidst opposition to zoning reforms
2021-12-16 06:32:11

NEWS: Atlanta’s Buckhead area seeks to become its own city amidst opposition to zoning reforms

Efforts to change Atlanta’s zoning codes to allow for more multi-family housing and increase density in order to create more...

States and Cities Work to Adapt Zoning Codes to Accommodate Homeless
2021-11-24 01:11:54

States and Cities Work to Adapt Zoning Codes to Accommodate Homeless

With the nation-wide housing crisis reaching critical levels, many cities and states are working to amend their zoning ordin...

Infill Housing
2021-10-25 01:16:16

Infill Housing

Infill housing refers to the development of vacant or under-used parcels of land in an urban space. In many cases, infill de...

Not In My Backyard (NIMBY)
2021-10-05 07:54:56

Not In My Backyard (NIMBY)

The Not In My Backyard movement, commonly referred to as NIMBY-ism, is a phenomenon where local residents ...

Single Room Occupancy
2021-08-17 04:00:46

Single Room Occupancy

Single-room occupancy housing (SROs) in New York City typically consists of single room dwellings without a bathroom, kitche...

NEWS: Gowanus Rezoning to Enter ULURP Proceedings
2021-04-29 11:26:55

NEWS: Gowanus Rezoning to Enter ULURP Proceedings

The Brooklyn neighborhood of Gowanus will move one step closer to a rezoning overhaul after Judge Katherine Levine decided t...

News: Sacramento Zoning Law Change Paves Way For Hyperlocal Zoning Reform
2021-03-10 01:58:42

News: Sacramento Zoning Law Change Paves Way For Hyperlocal Zoning Reform

Sacramento city council passed a reform bill in January which changes zoning laws to allow up to four homes on lots which ha...

NEWS: Inwood Rezoning to go ahead after New York Court rejects appeal
2020-12-14 05:40:49

NEWS: Inwood Rezoning to go ahead after New York Court rejects appeal

The New York Court of Appeals recently rejected a community coalition’s attempt to block the rezoning of the Inwood neighbor...

NEWS: Biden team proposes Inclusionary Zoning and Housing Reform
2020-11-26 01:30:53

NEWS: Biden team proposes Inclusionary Zoning and Housing Reform

As part of their election campaign, president-elect Joe Biden and his team have proposed reforms to housing and zoning that ...

NYC’s Inclusionary Housing Program
2020-05-20 11:17:18

NYC’s Inclusionary Housing Program

NYC’s Inclusionary Housing Program is an offshoot of the national

NEWS: The Housing Bill SB50 in California
2020-02-11 01:28:49

NEWS: The Housing Bill SB50 in California

The Housing Bill SB50, intended to solve the housing issue in California by upzoning many building areas in California and c...

NEWS: Nebraska Proposes the Bill ‘LB 794’
2020-01-29 05:16:47

NEWS: Nebraska Proposes the Bill ‘LB 794’

In January 2020, Senator of Nebraska Matt Hansen proposed a new bill to support affordable housing market, known as LB 794 o...

NEWS: Proposition E in San Francisco
2020-01-23 02:12:20

NEWS: Proposition E in San Francisco

The Proposition E ballot is one of the five measures proposed for the election on March 3, 2020, and is about to decide the ...

NEWS: Green New Deal For Public Housing
2019-12-16 05:57:21

NEWS: Green New Deal For Public Housing

In November 2019, New York Representative and Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled ...

NEWS: The Affordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness Act
2019-11-21 00:55:01

NEWS: The Affordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness Act

Picture by Frank Franklin II / AP FILE PHOTO On Tuesday, November 12, Democratic congresswoman Yvette Clarke, introd...

Micro Apartments in NYC
2019-11-01 01:06:43

Micro Apartments in NYC

A micro apartment is, as its name indicates, a small residential dwelling intended for a single person or couple. Most micro...

Inclusionary Zoning
2019-10-29 00:56:39

Inclusionary Zoning

Developed in the 1970s, inclusionary zoning (IZ) is a policy to push the construction of more affordable housing in the priv...

Opportunity Zone
2019-09-27 06:16:10

Opportunity Zone

The opportunity zone is an economically-distressed area, attractive for private investors, and thus a development tool inten...

NEWS: Trump’s Executive Order On Eliminating Regulatory Barriers On Affordable Housing
2019-07-15 13:03:22

NEWS: Trump’s Executive Order On Eliminating Regulatory Barriers On Affordable Housing

Picture: President Donald Trump, with HUD Secretary Ben Carson on June 25. Evan Vucci/AP (

NEWS: Oregon Banned Single-Family Housing
2019-07-11 10:03:33

NEWS: Oregon Banned Single-Family Housing

Oregon is on the way to major changes on its housing regulations. The new bill approved by the Oregon State House will allow...