Tag Archives: Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing: Now Brought to You by Chipotle

Denver recently met a five-year affordable housing goal one year ahead of schedule, but the city still has a long way to go. With this in mind, the Mayor recently announced a rent “buy-down” program, in which the city will purchase empty high-end apartments and then subsidize their rents for lower-income families. The plan is for local corporations and foundations to help make up the difference, and the first corporate partner is already in place: Chipotle. Read more... Read more

Oakland Launches Downtown Plan 2.0

Last year, Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland, Michigan announced that her administration would add 17,000 units of affordable and market-rate housing by 2024, and protect another existing 17,000 affordable homes. At the time, she said protecting residents from displacement was her administration’s highest priority, which has not been without bumps. Read more... Read more

Philly Proposal Looks Ahead to Less Affordable Future

​Philadelphia celebrated its 10th straight year of population gains in 2016, according to census data. But compared to other big U.S. cities, Philly’s 21st-century rebound has been modest, and taken as a whole, the city has a long way to go before it confronts the affordability crises plaguing places like San Francisco and New York. Read more... Read more

Boston’s Unparalleled Effort to Incorporate Racial Equity Into Urban Planning

​Leaders in Boston released what they say is the most racial equity-focused resilience strategy of any city to date, outlining steps to reduce systemic racism and increase opportunities for disadvantaged communities. The strategy addresses short-term “shocks” like floods, infrastructure failure and terrorist attacks and long-term “stresses” like affordable housing and unemployment—all through the lens of racial equity. Read more... Read more
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