We have our favorite videos, podcasts, and articles listed below. These resources explore the impact of housing supply on costs, the benefits of density, the role of zoning and other local regulations, and the racism that contributed to our housing crises.
Resources that explain the U.S.'s current housing shortage
This article gives an overview of the housing shortage in cities across the US.
This article explains the falling housing inventory in the US, and it's impact on housing affordability and mortgage prices.
This article explains how US policy is blocking our ability to build housing.
This article breaks down research from the National Low Income Housing Coalition on the shortage of affordable housing for low-income renters.
This article shows how supply skepticism and shortage denialism are pushing against the actual solution to the housing crisis: building enough homes.
This video explains how laws about what can be built where drive rising home prices. There is a shortage of smaller homes and homes near schools, jobs, and other services. Zoning laws contribute to the shortage because they make it illegal to build multiple homes (e.g., a duplex or apartments) on existing lots. It notes how federal action could help counter neighborhoods' tendency to oppose changing zoning laws.
This article explains the unseen role property taxes play in the country’s housing shortage and explores the merit of a land-value tax.
This article looks a the role of housing in Washington as a solution to environmental and conservation issues.
This video explains why neighborhoods are still so segregated today.
This article explores the downfalls of bans on townhomes, duplexes and apartments in American neighborhoods.
The YIMBY Movement
The YIMBY movement is a growing movement of citizens across the U.S. pushing for solutions to the housing shortage.
This article presents research on the rise of pro-housing groups across the country.
This article explains how Atlanta could boost residential density and foster housing affordability through the Biden administration's proposed housing plan.
This article shows how the YIMBY movement is working to fight the US housing crisis.
This article explores how building denser communities in existing neighborhoods can help fight climate change.
This article highlights the impact of the YIMBY movement in Virginia.