California Realtors support bills to dramatically boost housing supply

The California Association of Realtors has put its considerable might behind several proposed bills meant to boost the state’s housing supply.

Microsoft is putting up $500M to help affordability crisis in Seattle

Microsoft announced Wednesday a plan to invest $500 million in affordable housing solutions for Seattle and the Puget Sound area in Washington, to alleviate the stress tech job growth is putting on the housing market.

A realtor.com exec is building beautiful, affordable homes in a hot market

Michael Pressnall, who is vice president of industry relations for realtor.com, says the housing shortage from Seattle started to bleed into Tacoma, where home prices have risen 13.2 percent year-over-year.

Seniors face affordable housing crisis

Surging demand and limited development have created an affordable-housing crisis for seniors that’s only expected to worsen in the years ahead.

City Households on Par With Suburbs: ULI

With employment opportunities, options for transportation and walkability, Americans are drawn to living urban. Now, the demand for housing in urban areas is rivaling that of the suburbs, according to new research by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). In the 50 largest markets in the nation, city population rates are speeding up toward those of […]

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Will Carson’s new HUD centers reduce the need for housing assistance?

The program’s ambitious goals are to increase employment and business ownership, enroll more individuals in college and GED programs, increase physicals and prenatal visits at federal health centers, increase civic engagement — and more.

Kanye West collaborator unveils Yeezy affordable housing designs

After announcing his plans to transform a 300-acre plot of land behind his Calabasas home into a luxury home development, Kanye West has graduated to another idea — an affordable housing complex made of prefabricated concrete and polystyrene components complete with a design aesthetic that mimics the Yeezy fashion brand.

At Home in Retirement: Boomers Facing a Hard Truth

Baby boomers are on the cusp of retirement, but the ability to afford their desired lifestyle is at odds with their preferences, according to a recent report by The NHP Foundation (NHPF), an affordable housing nonprofit. Of the boomers surveyed for the report, 85 percent want to be in the home they have now in […]

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California Realtors pledge to build affordable housing at LA headquarters

The California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) is considering the redevelopment of its Los Angeles headquarters to create new affordable housing. The proposed development would pave the way for 181 residential units, which would include rental and for…

What’s it like to win a housing lottery in the nation’s most expensive city?

Winning an affordable housing lottery takes a lot of luck and a lot of perseverance. Families try for years, applying to dozens of apartments in hopes that they’ll be called. So what’s it like when you actually win?