Affordable housing developers see surge in demand as unemployment rises

Three developers share how they’re preparing for a continued surge in affordable housing demand and what needs to be done to meet renters’ needs.

As aging urban cores get more expensive, a source of affordable housing diminishes

Sam Khater, chief economist at Freddie Mac, believes we’re starting to see American metros becoming more like European cities, where low- and middle-income individuals live in the suburbs, rather than dense urban cores.

How a broker went from homeless to building a $14M development

Lafayette, Louisiana-based broker Terrica Smith shares how surviving Hurricane Katrina led her to her calling — providing affordable housing.

Zillow launches search tool to help connect Seattle’s homeless with affordable housing

Zillow partnered with the Seattle government as well as local nonprofit Housing Connector and its network to enable a more streamlined process for searching for affordable housing.

Nebraska attempts to stave off housing crisis with upzoning plan

As home values slowly creep up, Nebraska legislators are attempting to curtail a possible affordability crisis with three housing-related bills.

We crowdsourced your New Year’s resolutions: Here’s what 30 real estate professionals told us

Real estate professionals from around the nation and beyond share their great ideas, noble goals and practical plans for 2020.

Universal Orlando to provide 1,000 affordable units near new resort

The announcement comes just before the Orange County Commission’s final vote on a 10-year affordable housing plan.

Reformers at the gate: Progressives set their sights on the housing market

In cities across the country, housing advocates, civil rights groups and defenders of the homeless are chipping away at housing laws, one state at a time. Why now?

Apple becomes latest company to pledge money for housing crisis

The company announced Monday a $2.5 billion plan, highlighted by an affordable housing investment fund and a first-time homebuyer assistance program.

Minneapolis has officially eliminated single-family zoning

A year after issuing a preliminary approval, the Minneapolis City Council approved the Minneapolis 2040 plan in a 12-1 vote on Friday.