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A statewide solution to New York"s housing crisis

In a lawsuit brought by The Legal Aid Society 30 years ago, Jiggetts v. Grinker, the state’s highest court ruled that poor families with minor children were entitled to a basic rent subsidy... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 21st, 2017

Is the solution to New York"s housing crisis right below our feet?

There are up to 210,000 basements and cellars across the city that could potentially be converted into legal apartments—enough to move the needle on the city’s housing crisis without... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkFeb 16th, 2017

Memo to the city: Don"t forget middle-income housing

It is no secret that New York is facing a citywide affordable housing crisis that affects millions of residents. While low-income families are in most immediate need, this crisis can also have a... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 9th, 2017

Report: Affordable housing projects generated $54.5B in 5 years

As state lawmakers consider New York’s 2017-2018 housing budget, the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) released a new report revealing that statewide affordable housing eff.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyFeb 22nd, 2017

Housing crisis caused by restrictive building laws, regulatory hurdles

San Francisco is too expensive to live in because the region's housing crunch is worsened by overly-restrictive building laws and regulatory hurdles, a new report says. The New York Times asked in an article this week, "Why Does It Cost So Much to Live.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 16th, 2017

Massey blames de Blasio-Cuomo feud for city’s housing woes

Paul Massey, the Cushman & Wakefield executive turned mayoral candidate, is putting the blame for New York City’s affordable housing crisis on the incumb.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyFeb 1st, 2017

This NY apartment building fits together like a puzzle

The 461 Dean complex in New York City is the world's tallest modular building, a solution for affordable urban housing......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJan 31st, 2017

One solution to Southern California"s housing crisis: building in tight spaces, small lots

In Santa Ana, not long ago, on a tired commercia.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesDec 23rd, 2016

One solution to Southern California"s housing crisis: building in the region"s nooks and crannies

In Santa Ana, not long ago, on a tired commercia.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesDec 23rd, 2016

Micro-units are part of macro-solution for city"s housing crunch

In developing Carmel Place, New York City's first micro-unit project, we sought to address a policy question about unit size. But the bigger one is, in a city as great as New York, why should renters... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 13th, 2016

White House toolkit gives officials plenty of homework on housing shortage solutions

It’s no secret that New York City is facing a housing crisis. This is becoming a national problem – so much so that the Obama Administration recently stepped in to highlight what is needed to “promote healthy, responsive, affordable, high-opportunit.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyOct 12th, 2016

New York tops list of cities lacking single-family housing

Single-family home construction is currently lacking in 80 percent of metro areas, despite steady job creation. And the low activity is creating a housing shortage crisis that is curtailing affordability and threatening to hold back prospective buyers in .....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyOct 5th, 2016

There’s a simple solution to the rent crisis in America, but many expensive cities outlaw it

Why is the rent so high in America? It’s not so complicated: In many of the cities where people most want to live, there aren’t enough homes. The share of Americans who rent is at a 50-year high, and the housing stock hasn’t kept up. Mor.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 5th, 2016

The "jingle mail" that marked US housing crisis could be coming to Canada

This comes up constantly in discussions on the current house price bubbles in some cities in the US and Canada.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentral11 hr. 24 min. ago

The "jingle mail" that marked the US housing crisis could be coming to Canada

Reuters/Wolfgang RattayThis comes up constantly.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsider20 hr. 54 min. ago

The most energy-wasting landlord 
in the city is the city itself

The most frustrating job in New York City might be curbing energy use at Housing Authority developments, which have 400,000 tenants on their leases but probably house about 700,000. The residents... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 26th, 2017

U.S. home prices rise faster than expected in February

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. single-family home prices accelerated at a faster pace than expected in February, supported by a low inventory of housing stock, a survey showed on Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 25th, 2017

Inside HK"s housing affordability crisis

Buyers may be able to afford purchase property one year but they could find themselves in a different situation the following year. Emily Tan reports......»»

Category: realestateSource: cnbcApr 24th, 2017

Getting college loans is easy, but repaying is another story

The federal Parent Plus loan program has millions of borrowers, many with subprime credit ratings. Its default rate exceeds the rate for U.S. mortgages at the peak of the housing crisis, and the debt is almost impossible to extinguish through bankruptcy......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 24th, 2017

Getting college loans is easy, but repaying is another story

The federal Parent Plus loan program has millions of borrowers, many with subprime credit ratings. Its default rate exceeds the rate for U.S. mortgages at the peak of the housing crisis, and the debt is almost impossible to extinguish through bankruptcy......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 24th, 2017

The U.S. Makes It Easy for Parents to Get College Loans---Repaying Them Is Another Story

The federal Parent Plus loan program has millions of borrowers, many with subprime credit ratings. Its default rate exceeds the rate for U.S. mortgages at the peak of the housing crisis, and the debt is almost impossible to extinguish through bankruptcy......»»

Category: topSource: wsjApr 24th, 2017