Stuck in the middle with few housing options

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, about the lack of new middle-class housing in California. “Nowhere in California is there lots of new construction,” said Richard Green, chairman of the Lusk Center for Real Estate at the University of Southern California. “That’s why you are not getting the filtering…

Searching for solutions to SoCal’s housing crisis, YIMBYs say ‘yes’ to development

KPCC-FM quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, on why increasing the number of housing developments at any price level is a good strategy for reducing housing costs across the market. YIMBY groups around the state, such as Abundant Housing, have registered their support for the legislation, arguing that increased housing will help…

There’s One Mortgage Monopoly the U.S. Government Wants to Keep

Bloomberg quoted Richard Green of the USC Price School on why a lack of greater competition among credit-score companies does not make sense. Fannie and Freddie face a year-end deadline to decide whether they’ll allow FICO rivals, such as VantageScore Solutions LLC. And frustrated by the government’s delays, lawmakers in both parties have introduced bills that…

The Great American Housing Finance System and the Role of the Federal Government

Housing is local, but money is global. What is the best way to allocate our resources toward housing affordability? How far are we from that goal? How do we even agree on what affordability means?

In this episode, our resident housing finance expert Richard K. Green will walk us step-by-step through these winding routes we’ve constructed to access the American dream.

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Tears We Cannot Stop

Can America overcome its sin of racism? If redemption of sin comes through repentance, can White America meet the demands necessary?

A discussion of Michael Eric Dyson’s Tears We Cannot Stop featuring Richard Flory, Richard Green, and Aubrey Hicks

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Surging Southern California home price hits record high

Xinhua News Agency quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, about the causes of rising housing costs in Los Angeles. The director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, Richard Green, analyzed that such situation is the result of the strong economy and house building difficulties in California. Last year only 20,000…

Home prices in parts of Southern California are at record highs — and keep rising

Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, on rising home prices in California. Economists said that absent a recession or a surge in mortgage rates, California home prices could keep climbing at 5% a year for the foreseeable future. That’s faster than the long-term average of 3% nationwide, but it’s…

Expert Says Retail’s Problems Are More Than Just E-Commerce

The Huffington Post quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, about how income inequality and other factors are affecting retail. Green, who spoke during USC’s Executive Forum Bay Area in San Francisco, said research has proven that if you give rich people a dollar, they will save it. If you give poor people a…