Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis

Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis

by David Levine, President/CEO This week, the Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign issued this press release calling for a stronger federal response to the affordable housing crisis.  The strength of the Campaign is its multi-sector approach to the crisis.   Drawing on...
Zoning’s Impact on Segregation

Zoning’s Impact on Segregation

by David Levine, President/CEO A recent Slate magazine article highlights how restrictive zoning policies limit the construction of a greater number of affordable housing units. Given our current affordable housing crisis, the spotlight is now shining on these...
Emerging Housing Crisis

Emerging Housing Crisis

by David Levine, President/CEO In his recent article for the Washington Post, Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics points to the emerging crisis in housing. Whether it is through owning or renting a house, Zandi is clear that the crisis is around affordability.  For...
Housing Insecurity and College

Housing Insecurity and College

by David Levine, CEO/President Last month, the journal “Inside Higher Ed” published this article on the unmet financial needs for students attending college.  Not surprisingly, the gap between the costs of college (with living expenses) and the financial...
Is Inclusionary Zoning a Solution to Supply and Demand?

Is Inclusionary Zoning a Solution to Supply and Demand?

One solution floated often in large cities grappling with a dire lack of affordable housing is inclusionary zoning — letting developers have certain leeways in residential or mixed-use projects if they include housing units capped at below-market rent or sales for...