A new Housing Policy Toolkit from the White House admits that “local barriers to housing development have intensified,” which “has reduced the ability of many housing markets to respond to growing demand.” The toolkit, however, advocates tearing down only some of the barriers, and not necessarily the ones that will work to make housing more affordable.
“Sunbelt cities with more permeable boundaries have enjoyed outsized growth by allowing sprawl to meet their need for adequate housing supply,” says the toolkit.
A few weeks ago, Bill Maher started a White House petition to get his fans to demand President Obama appear on his show while he's still president. And now the White House has responded.
If you’ve ever wanted to live in a White House look-alike in Northern Virginia, you’re in luck. One will be sold at auction Oct. 27. The other is listed at $2.69 million.
Something striking happened last week: the Obama White House released its Housing Development Toolkit and Obama’s economic advisor, Jason Furman, wrote a follow-on op-ed about land use regulation’s negative consequences. While White...
The developer of a hotel and condominium project next to the Warfield theater on Market Street has agreed to buy a surface parking lot two blocks away and donate it to the city for an affordable housing site. All but $2 million of t...