Bloomberg: “Europe’s Red Tape Puts €82 Billion in Housing Investment at Risk”

A lesson from Europe about housing policy

CNN: America is becoming a country of YIMBYs

According to a new poll from Pew Charitable Trusts, public approval is growing for several policy measures that would make it easier to build new multifamily housing. Popular policies include legalizing accessory dwelling units, legalizing duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes; building of affordable housing development near major transit; and simplifying housing permitting processes. – CNN

Bloomberg Opinion: “What the YIMBY Winning Streak Means”

The pro-housing movement earned major victories in states across the country this year.

Bisnow: “Senators Push for LIHTC, Zoning Changes Amid ‘Flicker of Hope’ for Housing Reform”

Last week, at a Washington, D.C. housing conference, HUD Deputy Secretary Adrianne Todman and U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D – OR) and Todd Young (R – IN) discussed how Congress and the Biden administration can work to solve the nation’s housing affordability crisis.

The Cincinnati Enquirer: “Opinion: Rent control hampers new housing development, upward mobility”

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is considering a novel legal strategy to enact rent control nationwide. But Don Brunner, President and CEO of BRG Realty Group, explains why such a plan is destined to fail.

Bloomberg CityLab: Building More Housing Can Combat Rising Rents

New research out of New York University’s Furman Center revealed that the rules of supply and demand apply to housing affordability. Researchers found that new housing production can slow rent growth in cities and free up more affordable vacant units in surrounding neighborhoods. – Bloomberg CityLab

Rent Control Fact Sheet – November 2023

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: “States reform regulations to support more housing production”

In recent years, many states have enacted reforms to boost housing construction as a way to combat the housing crisis.

Times of San Diego: Proposed Federal Rent Control Would Make Housing Crisis Worse

In an opinion piece, California-based housing developer Rick Snyder stresses that a proposal to impose rent control on loans backed by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae would only worsen housing affordability. “Federal rent control would have a destabilizing impact on America’s housing market and capital markets more broadly. You don’t need to be a housing … Continued

National Governors Association: Governors’ Responses to Challenges In Housing Availability and Affordability

Housing affordability is a problem shared by nearly every state in America, and some governors are looking to address it with innovative policymaking.


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