Thanks to everyone that came to SPUR yesterday for the forum on housing construction costs, we’ll be having more events at SPUR on this topic including one that looks reducing the costs of providing housing on February 11.
Just a quick post with a few things I’ve been reading and looking at this week:
- New pending legislation in the city of San Francisco to limit TIC conversions and encourage more inclusionary affordable housing
- KALW radio show about community benefit agreements as they pertain to San Francisco. Interesting ideas about housing from Peter Cohen, including taxing short-term vacation rentals (i.e. AirBNB) like hotels.
- NYC Census data: Manhattan and Brooklyn are poorer than you think
- When supportive housing isn’t: more neglect than support in San Francisco
- Is there anything Bill deBlasio can do to make NYC affordable again?
- Manhattanization revisited from the SFBG. Not much original thinking here, and little interest in actually looking for solutions.