Category: Mixed-income housing

The wrong symbol, the wrong story: Part 3, From Washington to Mount Holly

12 March, 2014 (09:00) | Civil Rights, Discrimination, Economic development, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Eviction, Fair Housing, Homeownership, Inclusionary zoning, Law, Mixed-income housing, Supreme Court, US News |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   As we saw in Part 2, after the Justice Department had Emily Litella-ed on defending its ‘disparate impact’ settlement cudgel in the St. Paul case, the focus of legal symbologists shifted to Mount Holly, New Jersey, where what had been a […]

The wrong symbol, the wrong story: Part 2, From St. Paul to Washington

11 March, 2014 (09:00) | Civil Rights, Discrimination, Economic development, ED4ED, Eminent domain, Eviction, Fair Housing, Homeownership, Inclusionary zoning, Law, Mixed-income housing, Supreme Court, US News |

  [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   In yesterday’s Part 1, the story of Mount Holly Gardens, which ought to have been another in the line of important cases on the limitations of eminent domain for economic development (ED4ED), had become redefined as a symbol of the Administration’s deployment of its […]

The 50-year trends in affordable housing: Part 3, the public policies

25 October, 2006 (09:46) | Capital markets, Mixed-income housing, Rental, Tenure |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1 and the preceding Part 2.] So far we’ve had four physical market trends, and four capital market responses. That in turn led to four principal public-policy principles: 9. Rigid divisions give way to mixing: use, tenure, and income. Back in the Fifties, America had three tenures: · Homeownership. The American […]

The 50-year trends in affordable housing: Part 2, the market, financial

24 October, 2006 (09:20) | Capital markets, Mixed-income housing, Rental, Tenure |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] Yesterday we covered four fifty-year trends: Cities move from manufacturing to information and knowledge work. Land use rules proliferate and development becomes more protracted. Houses become larger, lots become smaller. Housing costs more as a percentage of income. These four physical-market trends stimulated responses in the capital and financial markets: […]

The 50-year trends in affordable housing: Part 1, the market, physical

23 October, 2006 (09:09) | Capital markets, Mixed-income housing, Rental, Tenure |

The more I study affordable housing, That’s a lot harder than I worked the clearer it becomes that what we have witnessed in the last half-century is a revolution in just about everything our parents took for granted about their homes and cities. But this was an accelerated continuous change rather than any sudden breaks, […]