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FEDERAL WAY – From 2000 – 2015, Washington state fell 225,000 units short of meeting its housing needs, according to a new report from Up for Growth, developed in partnership
Shortly before the holidays, Virginia delegate Ibraheem Samirah introduced legislation that would legalize duplexes across the Commonwealth, as well as other reforms such as greenlighting accessory dwelling units statewide. Delegate
While Up for Growth is focused primarily on how we eliminate barriers to housing production and preservation to meet increasing housing needs across the U.S., we cannot ignore the housing
In late November, House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the Housing is Infrastructure Act (H.R. 5187/S. 2951). The legislation seeks to fill
The below is a lightly edited version of prepared remarks that Up for Growth Action Executive Director Mike Kingsella delivered to the American Public Transportation Association’s Legislative Committee meeting on
Last month, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) introduced the Housing, Opportunity, Mobility, and Equity Act of 2019, otherwise known as the HOME Act. The
On any given day in the United States, there are more than 550,000 people experiencing homelessness. This number captures both unsheltered (those living on the street) and sheltered (those living
This week, Apple joined other major tech companies in making a large financial commitment to initiatives that address the housing crisis near their Silicon Valley headquarters. Apple’s $2.5 billion pledge
In the 115th Congress, Senator Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act, along with a bipartisan coalition of Senators. In June
A new study from ECONorthwest’s and MapCraft Labs’ Ian Carlton suggests that housing is already a significant consideration for many transit planners. However, the track record for building housing near
For the next few months, Up for Growth will delve into factors that can prevent housing supply from meeting demand. This series will also address short and long-term solutions that
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is one of the primary ways the federal government spurs the creation of affordable housing for lower income Americans, responsible for nearly 90% of