"The Cost of Rent in 140+ North American Cities"

Visual Capitalist | July 20, 2018

Location, location, location.

Rental markets are heating up all over the continent, but there are specific cities that are feeling the brunt of this phenomenon.


"We Don’t Need More Affordable Housing, We Need More Housing So It Will Be Affordable"

Forbes | July 16, 2018

If we believe that cities provide economic opportunity, produce fewer carbon emissions per capita than urban sprawl, that cities are more energy efficient, that they have less impact on oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams, that cities afford people of a wide variety of ethnic, economic, and cultural backgrounds to live close to each other and learn from one another, then we should believe that more people ought to be able to live in cities.


"American Cities Are Drowning in Car Storage"

StreetsBlog USA | July 12, 2018

Groundbreaking research presents credible estimates of the total parking supply in several American cities, and it’s not pretty.


"How luxury housing becomes affordable"

City Observatory | July 11, 2018

Build expensive new “luxury” apartments, and wait a few decades

One of the most common refrains the the affordable housing discussion is “developers are targeting the high end of the market” and new apartments are just unaffordable. Left to its own devices, we’re told, there’s no way the market will build new housing affordable to the nation’s low and moderate income households.


"Our homes don’t need formal spaces"

Curbed | July 11, 2018

The entertaining rooms meant to make us social actually foster isolation

For a recent study, UCLA-affiliated researchers in fields ranging from anthropology to sociology used cameras to record in great detail how 32 dual-income families living in the Los Angeles area used their homes.


"Study: It’s harder to escape high rents in SF than in any city on earth"

SF Gate | July 5, 2018

It’s no secret rent in San Francisco costs an arm and at least one leg as the West Coast city usually lands at the top of lists ranking the most expensive places to live in the nation.


"Editorial: To help homeless, more housing is the answer"

SF Chronicle | June 28, 2018

Too many Californians want to ignore the cause of homelessness; the answer is obvious in the Bay Area

Homelessness arises from a lack of homes. That conclusion of a recent UCLA study would seem intuitive, given that lacking a home and being homeless are one and the same. But the connection between the state’s gaping housing shortage and its spreading homelessness still strikes too many Californians as a great controversy requiring endless debate.


"Considering SRO Housing in New York City and Beyond"

HUD User | June 27, 2018

The rising cost of housing in many American cities has led to an affordability crisis for residents who find themselves either rent burdened or living with roommates out of necessity rather than preference. Single-room occupancy housing (SROs), commonly understood as smaller-than-average studio apartments sharing common kitchen or bathroom facilities, may offer a tool for increasing the supply of affordable housing and reducing homelessness in high-cost markets. Unlike apartments shared by roommates, each SRO unit is individually leased.


"Looking for an Apartment? It Is a Great Time to Rent"

The Wall Street Journal | June 27, 2018

It is a great time for anyone looking to rent an apartment: vacancy rates are rising and there are little or no rent increases in many major cities.

For landlords, though, the U.S. apartment market suffered its worst spring since 2010, near the depths of the housing crisis. Driving this dynamic is a flood of new apartments and weakening demand.


"High cost of housing drives up homeless rates, UCLA study indicates"

Los Angeles Times | June 13, 2018

Sky-high housing costs are a significant factor behind California’s homeless crisis, according to a new analysis from UCLA.

In a study contained in the latest UCLA Anderson Forecast, released Wednesday, UCLA found that higher median rent and home prices are strongly correlated with more people living on the streets or in shelters. The research backs other studies that have found a similar relationship.