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Bloomberg: “Want to Reduce the Cost of Housing? Build More of It”

Matthew Yglesias, author and Bloomberg housing columnist, argues that the obvious and most effective long-standing solution to the housing crisis is to build more housing.

Connecticut Public Radio: “Lack of housing stifles CT’s economic growth”

According to local housing and economic development experts, Connecticut’s housing shortage is hurting the state’s economy. 

CT Mirror: “CT Senate passes bill to help convert offices into apartments”

Senate Bill 416, legislation that would require Connecticut towns to permit commercial-to-residential conversion projects without a special zoning hearing, passed the state Senate on Wednesday. 

The Boston Globe: “Healey’s ADU proposal: small homes, big impact”

Governor Healey’s $4.1 billion Affordable Homes Act, which would issue bonds for various housing programs, appears to be moving steadily through the state legislature.

Colorado Politics: “Colorado Senate committee approves transit-oriented housing bill with amendments”

House Bill 1313, which would require affordable housing to be built near transit hubs in Colorado, passed the Senate Transportation & Energy Committee on Tuesday.

Colorado Public Radio: “Amid a housing shortage, a proposed measure would give millions in tax incentives to turn empty office spaces into homes”

Colorado lawmakers from Denver and Delta are working on House Bill 1125, a measure that would provide income tax credits for projects that convert commercial space into housing.

Colorado Politics: “Colorado transit-oriented housing bill nears compromise with amendments”

After lengthy debates between the state and local governments, Colorado lawmakers are closer to adopting legislation that would require the construction of affordable housing near public transit hubs statewide.

Santa Monica Daily Press: “Housing law that would densify single-family neighborhoods ruled unconstitutional”

A 2022 state law aiming to densify single-family neighborhoods was ruled unconstitutional by a California state court. 

The Urbanist: “Planners Proposed Bigger Upzones Before Harrell’s Team Intervened, Records Show”

In March, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell’s draft housing plan was released and immediately met with concerns from advocates calling for more housing opportunities citywide. 

NJ Spotlight News: “Push for ‘accessory dwelling units’ to help beat NJ’s housing crunch”

In an effort to tackle New Jersey’s affordable housing shortage, some state lawmakers are working to make accessory dwelling units (ADUs) easier to build.

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