Key indicators from the housing area suggest that the economy is improving for the average American: almost two million Americans emerged from “underwater” mortgages last quarter and fewer people are living with relatives and friends. […]
The Center for Housing Policy released a report this week on the status of inclusionary housing policies after the housing crisis. Inclusionary Housing policies are policies that require or encourage developers to include a modest share of homes for low- or moderate-income households in otherwise market-rate developments.
The report is available here.
One thing that caught my eye in the report is a section highlighting the shortcomings of “fee-in-lieu” programs.
The Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas has ruled that the Inclusive Communities Project has legal standing to continue its lawsuit alleging the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) is […]
Wednesday’s blog post about the persistence of ghettos in Texas cities led me to do a little more research about the spacial dynamics of poverty in Texas urban areas. It is critical that these dynamics […]
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit program in Dallas has been effectively shut down for several years and is now the subject of an important civil rights lawsuit. For those who have not followed the […]
After yesterday’s posting in which I discussed the use of inclusionary zoning several people asked me what inclusionary zoning is and how it works. Dr. Elizabeth Mueller (pictured) from the School of Community and Regional […]