SoCal’s housing crisis: ‘Either rents go up or we build more units’

Raphael Bostic, along with the Casden Multifamily Forecast co-author Chris Thornberg, discussed the high cost of living in Southern California on KPCC’s Take Two. “Part of our challenge,” say co-author Raphael Bostic from USC, “is to create a narrative about who we are as California that acknowledges that it’s the burden of prosperity, it’s the…

Study: SD rent to grow faster than rest of SoCal

Raphael Bostic was quoted in a recent San Diego Union Tribune article on SoCal housing. Raphael Bostic, interim director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, said the university’s findings are not overly negative. He said it shows there is strong job growth and the rate of rent increases could slow as new apartments open.…

Raphael Bostic, National Community Land Trust Conference, October 2015

Raphael Bostic, Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, was the keynote speaker at the national Community Land Trust conference held in Lexington, KY, October 19-22.  Theme of the conference was Intersections.  This is the only national conference dedicated to permanently affordable housing and…

Bostic and Boarnet awarded METRANS UTC Research grant

Bedrosian faculty members Raphael Bostic and Marlon Boarnet have received a grant fro METRANS UTC Research, for a project titled “Developing Affordable Housing Guidelines Near Rail Transit in Los Angeles.” To inform planning and housing policy in the City of Los Angeles and in the broader Los Angeles metropolitan area, Bostic and Boarnet will compare…

Bedrosian Director Raphael Bostic Quoted on Marketplace

Bedrosian Center Director Raphael Bostic was quoted on Marketplace in a story title “Highland Park Swap Mall: A Year Later.” The story discusses the changing landscape of the northeast Los Angeles neighborhood Highland Park, focusing on a building that until recently housed the Highland Hotel and a “swap mall,” or collection of stores selling discounted…

Op-Ed: Without affordable options, families in N.J. will continue struggling to make rent

                      Last week, an opinion piece by Director Raphael Bostic discussing the issue of affordable housing was featured on nj.com. In his article, he cites the startling fact that one in four of the 42 million American families who rent their homes pay more than half…

KPCC Features a Story on Richard Green

Bedrosian Center faculty Richard Green is headed to Washington, DC this fall as a new senior housing adviser at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he will advise on housing financing. In a story discussing his exciting move, KPCC interviewed Green about his expertise in the Southern California housing market and his goals for his…

Bostic Writes about Fair Housing on Shelterforce

Bedrosian Center Director Raphael Bostic recently wrote about some hot topics in housing- a recent Supreme Court ruling and HUD’s Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule- on Shelterforce. On Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project Inc., Bostic writes that Court’s decision is “a critical victory for fair housing and another important step on…