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Policy Tag: Housing Finance

ADU Construction Financing: Opportunities to Expand Access for Homeowners

  Authors: Richard K. Green, Director and Lusk Chair in Real Estate, USC Lusk Center for Real Estate Ben Metcalf,…

The ABCs of JPAs

Authors: Ben Metcalf, Managing Director, Terner Center Sarah Karlinsky, Senior Advisor, SPUR David Garcia, Policy Director, Terner Center   Read…

Regulations and Land Use

Biden Administration Steps Forward for Housing Supply

On May 16th, the White House released a plan to address the nation’s critical housing supply shortage. This plan—which included…

new housing construction
Regulations and Land Use

The Complexity of Financing Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Housing in the United States

Read the full paper here. Authors: Elizabeth Kneebone and Carolina Reid For additional resources, see The Cost of Building Housing Research…

Cost of Building

Addressing Housing’s Critical Role as Infrastructure

Most Americans are painfully aware that the country’s physical assets—its infrastructure—are in bad shape and need new investments. The potential…

Communities and Regions

Strategies to Lower Cost and Speed Housing Production: A Case Study of San Francisco’s 833 Bryant Street Project

Author: Nathaniel Decker, Post-Doctoral Scholar Read the full analysis here.

833 Bryant Under Construction
Cost of Building

COVID-19 and California’s Vulnerable Renters

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues unabated, another rent day has come and gone. But August 1st marked a new chapter in…

CA Households Job Loss Map
Rental Housing

Four Tools for Stimulating Economic Recovery Through New Homebuilding

Authored in collaboration with Sarah Karlinsky, SPUR High housing prices threaten California’s future. Today, over three million California renters spend…

new housing construction
Regulations and Land Use

A Plan to Keep Renters Housed Through the COVID-19 Recovery

With unemployment resulting from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic soaring and the $484 billion stimulus package passed last week…

Rental Housing

The Hard Costs of Construction: Recent Trends in Labor and Materials Costs for Apartment Buildings in California

Read the paper here. For additional resources, see The Cost of Building Housing Research Series.

Cost of Building