Contest Winners Use Maps to Tell Stories of PlaceRevista Land LinesNoviembre 2019By Emma Zehner, November 15, 2019
The winning projects from The Place Database Contest explored complex policy questions related to climate mitigation, affordable housing, and sprawl. The contest asked participants to use The Place...
Housing Affordability in Brooklyn, New YorkRevista Land LinesOctubre 2019By Jenna DeAngelo, October 1, 2019
Median rent in Brooklyn climbed between two to six percent each month during the first half of 2019, reaching $2,914 by July, according to Bloomberg (Price 2019). As the map indicates, low-income...
How a New Land Policy Could Help Unwind Apartheid in Cape Town, South AfricaRevista Land LinesOctubre 2019By Will Jason, October 18, 2019
Twenty-five years after apartheid, Cape Town is still deeply segregated. One solution could lie in a policy that taps rising real estate values to create affordable housing in neighborhoods with good...
Lessons Never LearnedRevista Land LinesSeptiembre 2019By George W. McCarthy, September 27, 2019
Lincoln Institute President George McCarthy reflects on the lessons we can learn from the evolution of affordable housing policy in the 20th century, and invites readers to share their own examples...
On Leading a Post-Industrial City in a Post-National WorldRevista Land LinesSeptiembre 2019By Anthony Flint, September 12, 2019
Marvin Rees was born in Bristol, U.K., and grew up in the city’s public housing. From there, he went on to study economic history and politics at Swansea University, then global development at...
Vermont Attempts a Kinder, Gentler TIF—But Will it Work?Revista Land LinesAgosto 2019By Will Jason, August 20, 2019
Vermont has enacted some of the nation’s tightest restrictions on tax increment financing, a common economic development tool with a less-than-stellar track record. Can these guardrails make TIF work?
Fifty-State Study Details Growing Tax Breaks for Longtime HomeownersRevista Land LinesJunio 2019By Will Jason, June 25, 2019
In states with property tax assessment limits, tax breaks for longtime homeowners are growing at the expense of new homeowners, a new study shows.
Let's Talk TIFRevista Land LinesMayo 2019By Anthony Flint, May 28, 2019
Tax increment financing is one of the most widely used—and least understood—public finance mechanisms in the U.S. today. David Merriman, one of the foremost experts on TIF, talks about what communities and states can do to avoid the pitfalls.
Study Shows Benefits of Shared Equity Housing for Affordability and Wealth-BuildingRevista Land LinesMayo 2019By Brandon Frazier and Will Jason, May 16, 2019
Shared equity housing programs are designed to provide a key to those who are locked out of homeownership. As new research shows, the programs do just that.
As Real Estate Booms, Can Texas Offer Property Tax Relief?Revista Land LinesMarzo 2019By Will Jason, March 19, 2019
As property tax bills rise, Texas is looking to provide relief without hurting public services.