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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.

The Urbanist: “Harrell Proposes Design Review Exemption for Downtown Housing Projects”

Last week, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections issued a draft ordinance exempting certain new developments from design review in a large subsection of the city.

The Public’s Radio: “RI Housing Secretary Stefan Pryor on local pushback, how long progress will take, and whether it should move faster”

Rhode Island Housing Secretary Stefan Pryor was interviewed last week about recent state investments in housing and the need for increased efficiency in development to meet demand.

Wisconsin Public Radio: “Citing housing crunch, Madison eases restrictions on coach houses, granny flats”

Madison, Wisconsin, is loosening regulations on accessory dwelling units (ADUs), known also as “granny flats” or carriage houses.

Aspen Public Radio: “Gov. Polis’ plan to tackle the housing crisis sees some victories but an uncertain future”

This week, Governor Jared Polis’s plan to address Colorado’s housing crisis cleared major hurdles in the state legislature.

The New York Times: “New York Nears a Housing Deal to Confront Affordability Crisis”

After a weekend of closed-door talks with Governor Hochul and legislative leaders, New York lawmakers have come to an agreement on a legislative plan addressing the state’s pressing housing crisis.

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