National Politics

Green New Deal Requires Green Zoning

Posted December 4, 2018 by

Exclusionary Single-Family Home Zoning Must End As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other House Democrats promote a “Green New Deal,” one key element has been missing: green-oriented zoning reforms. A truly Green New Deal must end exclusionary single-family home zoning laws that
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Will 2019 Bring Housing Breakthrough?

Posted November 27, 2018 by

Advocates Mobilizing for National, State, Local Campaigns Democrats’ takeover of the House and key state and local wins sets the stage for major housing gains in 2019. This includes major HUD funding increases, boosting California’s housing spending along with increased
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Lessons from Austin on Legalizing Apartments

Posted October 30, 2018 by

Wooing Homeowners Requires a Clearly Defined Path I was in Austin last week for the Texas Book Festival. I spent days getting valuable input on how to convince people to make cities more inclusive.  While Austin has as powerful anti-apartment
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The 5 Big Anti-Housing Falsehoods

Posted October 16, 2018 by

Facts Get In Way of Anti-Housing Arguments While researching my new book, Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America, I discovered that opponents of housing across the nation housing opponents make the same arguments.  And 
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