All new building is not good building. Oregon should reject a new proposal that refuses to distinguish between good and bad development.
Market rate development is an important tool for fighting for affordability. But have we focused on it at the expense of developing the other necessary tools?
Fighting structural inequality requires understanding the structures of oppression themselves. Here I explore the contemporary legacy of racist housing policy – and how we can fight it.
Fighting structural inequality requires understanding the structures of oppression themselves. Here I take a brief look at the history of redlining and restrictive covenants in federal housing policy.
When we focus on demand-side approaches to housing affordability, we inevitably tell low income residents that a lack of public services is in their best interest. That’s unacceptable.
What neighborhoods should be responsible for housing the homeless? Should the neighborhoods that these folks are from be more responsible that others for bearing the weight of shelters?
Home ownership can have value – but it doesn’t make sense as an investment strategy. In most areas of life we’re willing to pay more for value, but when it comes to housing, we think we can make a good financial decision and get what we want at the same time.