• Rental Affordability: A Gap Widening to a Chasm

    Are the reports of an affordability crisis in rental housing true? A first-of-its-kind study from Freddie Mac Multifamily revealed a number of concerning facts. More

  • Is Geography Destiny?

    Zoning and other local land use regulations have increased over the last three decades, particularly in high-growth cities and metropolitan areas. More

  • If Housing Is So Affordable, Why Doesn't It Feel That Way?

    Don't take my word for it. The Housing Affordability Index (HAI) developed by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and published on the HUD website backs me up... More

  • Will the Hispanic Homeownership Gap Persist?

    This is the American story. A wave of immigrants arrives in the U.S. Perhaps they're escaping religious or political persecution. Perhaps a drought or famine has driven... More

  • Where do the Service Workers In San Francisco Live?

    Recently, I was in San Francisco on family business, and I took several taxi rides. Without exception, the drivers voiced the same two complaints: competition from Uber and... More

  • Can I Age in Place?

    Older Americans overwhelmingly prefer to age in place. According to our recent survey of the 55 plus population, nearly two thirds of older homeowners want to remain in... More