Analysis

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the health system, the economy, and labor markets, millions of households are facing incredible economic and health burdens. Access to quality, affordable housing
On Wednesday, March 25, the Senate released and later unanimously passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – a $2.2 trillion stimulus designed to stave off the
The United States’ already broken housing ecosystem is facing even more strain as the COVID-19 crisis continues to threaten public health and economic well-being. Despite years of huge economic growth
This week, the Washington State House of Representatives and Senate passed one of Up for Growth Washington’s key legislative priorities: extending the state’s Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE), which preserves affordable
As we discussed in last week’s insights post, the CARES Act contains several provisions that either directly or indirectly address housing. The $2.2-trillion legislation directs money to housing programs for
As the United States grapples with a massive housing crisis – a 7.3-million home shortage, as found in Up for Growth research – federal leaders are seeking innovative solutions to
When we talk about solving the housing crisis, we often focus on how to increase zoning to allow for more housing options – primarily multifamily developments, cottage clusters, duplexes, triplexes
As we’ve written in previous insights posts, 2019 was a banner year for housing policy in cities and states across the country. Oregon’s HB 2001 and Minneapolis 2040 earned much-deserved
Last June, Up for Growth participated in the launch of the White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing. Created through an executive order, the Council is designed
With more than 2,700 member companies, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) is proud to represent those who have helped build homes of all shapes and
Earlier this month, we highlighted the policy steps that New Rochelle, NY took to better meet the housing needs in its historic and transit-rich downtown. The New York City suburb
2020 is shaping up to be a historic year for housing in the Washington state legislature. Earlier this week, we shared the news of Representative Nicole Macri’s (D-LD43) legislation to