housing policy

Housing's Importance As US Stares Covid-Delta In The Face

Policy 08.03.21

Housing's Importance As US Stares Covid-Delta In The Face

Battles with local, regional, state, and federal regulators currently pass too much cost burden to people sitting at kitchen tables. What can and should housing's leaders do about that now?

Bumpier Times As Market Forces Stress-Test Solid Fundamentals

Capital 09.20.21

Bumpier Times As Market Forces Stress-Test Solid Fundamentals

P4 -- a fourth revision to 2021 budget and operational forecasts -- needs to reflect shifts from tailwinds to headwinds before 'actuals' start comping to booming 2020 measures.

Ban On The Run: CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium To Oct 3

Policy 08.04.21

Ban On The Run: CDC Extends Eviction Moratorium To Oct 3

Stakes stack higher as White House steps up to protect renters from eviction measures during the latest surge of COVID-19 Delta variants.

How Did We Get Here? The Origin Of Housing Scarcity In America

Policy 07.26.21

How Did We Get Here? The Origin Of Housing Scarcity In America

Land use, development, and investment expert -- and TBD Dream Teamer -- Scott Cox weighs in on a key question for municipal officials. If "we can't build our way out of" the housing crisis, what's the plan?

New Or Used: Housing's Public Enemy No. 1 Is The Public Itself

Policy 06.18.21

New Or Used: Housing's Public Enemy No. 1 Is The Public Itself

Much as they'd rather not face it if they don't have to, builders and their business partners face a critical challenge to get out of a victim-villain vicious circle, and start winning over voters.

A 20-Year Gap Of 5 Million Homes Not Built Defines '20s Challenge

Policy 06.17.21

A 20-Year Gap Of 5 Million Homes Not Built Defines '20s Challenge

In shock-therapy approach, the National Association of Realtors calls on lawmakers to call housing what it is ... infrastructure, and fund it accordingly.

Help Wanted: 'The Most Powerful And Consequential Job In Housing'

Policy 07.06.21

Help Wanted: 'The Most Powerful And Consequential Job In Housing'

The newly-open FHFA permanent director position has become a lightning rod for battles over government's role in housing's affordability crisis.

A Tale Of Two Markets: Housing's Split Personality Challenges All

Policy 06.16.21

A Tale Of Two Markets: Housing's Split Personality Challenges All

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies annual analysis, "The State of The Nation's Housing 2021," releases today, diving deep in the data that tells housing's sharp divides.

Does Single-Family Build-For-Rent's Surge Harm Entry-Level?

Capital 08.09.21

Does Single-Family Build-For-Rent's Surge Harm Entry-Level?

Institutional investment's push to own single-family rental properties has a sharply different cause, a different effect, and a profoundly different solution than many housing experts detect. Here's Dreamer Scott Cox's view.

Eviction Data: Biggest Toll On Blacks, Women, Vulnerable

Policy 08.03.21

Eviction Data: Biggest Toll On Blacks, Women, Vulnerable

A looming eviction crisis, coming amid market-rate boom, calls on housing's leaders and policymakers to work for solutions.