Oregon set to be first state to ban single-family zoning



Oregon is set to become the first U.S. state to alter its single-family zoning laws in order to encourage more homebuilding. Several cities have passed similar bills in recent months, but Oregon could be the first to introduce state-level legislation, NPR reported this week. Oregon’s House and Senate this week passed a bill that will […]

Trump resolves to make housing more affordable



U.S. President Donald Trump is turning his attention to the affordable housing problem. He’s just signed an executive order to setup a “White House Council” that will be tasked with “identifying and removing barriers hindering the development of affordable housing”, HousingWire reported. What that means is the president is trying to “tear down the red […]

Microsoft moves to support affordable housing in its Seattle base



Microsoft wants to advance affordable housing in Seattle near its Redmond base, and is committing $500 million towards that goal. Microsoft has been based in Redmond, near Seattle’s Puget Sound region since its founding in 1979. Since that time it’s grown to become one of the biggest technology companies in the world, but it says […]

San Jose residents protest plans to house teachers in schools



California’s San Jose Unified School District recently outlined plans to accomdate teachers, who cannot easily afford homes in the area, within district-owned properties that will be converted into housing units.

Mobile homes to become more popular as affordable housing woes continue



With the available inventory of homes for sale reaching record lows across much of the U.S., economists are betting on manufactured homes (mobile homes or trailers) as the solution for a market in desperate need of affordable housing.

Report: U.S. homebuilders have failed to keep up with population growth



Population growth has been outpacing that of housing construction in the U.S. for more than a decade. That’s according to the findings of a new report from the Up for Growth National Coalition, a group of real estate developers, owners,

Housing density concerns rise as developers look to relieve inventory shortage



Some of the U.S.’s biggest metro areas have a shortfall in the number of available, affordable homes. With cities struggling to keep up with demand, some developers are planning to get around it by razing larger, single-family homes in order to build smaller properties, closer together. However, some city residents are unhappy with the idea, […]

Realtor.com® Names the Top 10 Most Affordable Towns with the Best Elementary Schools



Realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services operated by News Corp [Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA] subsidiary Move, Inc., today released its ranking of the 10 most affordable housing markets with top elementary schools.

Mobility Lab Outlines Ways to Provide Tenants with Better Transportation Options



Mobility Lab has found that providing better transportation options to tenants isn’t being capitalized as much as it should by property managers and real estate developers. It finds this particularly surprising,

Facebook drops $20M to create affordable housing in Palo Alto



In a climate where many displaced residents point their blame at the techies, Facebook has decided to invest $20 million in what it calls “A partnership to strengthen our local community.”