Hamilton Nolan · 11/13/15 01:40PM

The city of Boston could be “stuck in an endless housing crunch” for years to come with constantly rising housing costs. Oh, you can’t afford to live in Boston? Blessing in disguise. Is this story a joke?

Millennials Won't Get Out There and Feather Their Own Nests

Hamilton Nolan · 07/30/15 08:23AM

“Millennials,” a demographic group defined by a slavish devotion to “keeping it real” by purchasing the correct consumer products, are now old enough to be “out there” in the world, “doing their thing.” Instead, they are living at home.

Bring Back Communes

Hamilton Nolan · 07/02/15 11:20AM

Across America, rents are higher than ever, and they show no sign of slowing their climb. With housing shortages everywhere, owning a home seems like an impossible dream. Or is it?

Brendan O'Connor · 06/28/15 08:15AM

“People who are living in lower-income housing are not necessarily people who are committing crimes.” Ah, okay, thank you for clarifying.

You Can't Get an Apartment Because Rich People Need Them All 

Hamilton Nolan · 04/22/15 03:50PM

In many cities around the world—New York, San Francisco, London—most people find the rent to be unaffordable. Buying is out of the question. Perhaps that is because your city’s housing stock is now just another fungible financial instrument, like pork bellies.

Hamilton Nolan · 03/27/15 02:13PM

"Gentrification tends to stop when affluent people stop wanting to move into the city," Megan McArdle says in a fine overview of the intractability of the affordable housing problem. The only real solution, it would seem, is to close the gap between the affluent and everyone else.

The Worst Building In the Gilded City

Hamilton Nolan · 01/02/15 11:57AM

Brooklyn, which used to be the part of New York City that "real people" could afford to live in, is now the least affordable housing market in America. It won't be too long now before people start getting upset about that.