Kriston Capps

Kriston Capps

Kriston Capps is a staff writer for CityLab covering housing, architecture, and politics. He previously worked as a senior editor for Architect magazine.

Why Reform SNAP? Food Aid Is Working

There’s no better tool in the federal government’s anti-poverty arsenal.

A Brief Guide to 'Social Impact Partnerships'

The GOP-led Congress just paved the way for a novel public-private partnership model. But it's not the usual Trump-era legislation.

Trump's Budget Would Hammer Public Housing

The White House’s 2019 proposal is even harsher than the last one.

Mayors to Census: Don't Blow This

Amid growing fears of an underfunded and “sabotaged” count in 2020, a group of city leaders appealed to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

It's Boston v. Philly. No Heroes, No Hope.

Super Bowl LII is the worst.

HUD May Push New Work Requirements for Public Housing Residents

A draft budget document obtained by CityLab would also raise rents for millions of people who receive housing aid, including the country’s most vulnerable residents.

The Hitch in Kentucky's Plan to Build High-Speed Internet for All

The commonwealth has an ambitious plan to expand broadband access, even to rural areas. There's one problem: Kentucky doesn't own a key component of the infrastructure.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser addresses the homelessness crisis on Thursday.

Mayors Take the Fight for Affordable Housing to Capitol Hill

Business and municipal leaders are putting pressure on Congress to maintain existing support for housing and expand with new opportunities.

Prominent Mayors Pull Out of Meeting With Donald Trump Over Sanctuary City Threats

Bill de Blasio and Eric Garcetti were amongst those who boycotted the gathering after the Justice Department threatened to subpoena their cities. But the mayors who did attend got an earful from Trump about local immigration policy.

A dockless bikeshare bike on the streets of D.C.

What People Mean When They Call Dockless Bikeshare a 'Nuisance'

In Washington, D.C., some residents are not enthusiastic about the free-range rent-a-bikes.

To the People Who Want to Spend 36 Hours in Washington

Spend a day-and-a-half in D.C. and you just might find a city beyond the politico caricature.

Why Washington, D.C. Is Leading the Way on Partnering With the Private Sector

President Donald Trump has soured on public-private partnerships to achieve his infrastructure plan. But in his own backyard, the city is doubling down on collaborations that defy the typical stereotypes.

One Way to Fight HUD's Heel-Dragging on Fair Housing

As civil rights groups line up in opposition to a new HUD rule, a legal strategy emerges.

A rendering of Melbourne's future Apple Store, which will be built in the city's Federation Square.

The Problem With Australia's Next Apple Store

The company’s latest flagship will displace an Aboriginal cultural center in Melbourne.

The Trump Administration Just Derailed a Key Obama Rule on Housing Segregation

HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing policy required communities to confront racial inequities in housing. Now, it’s being postponed.

The NBA's City Jerseys Are So Fantastic

Professional basketball is pitching fans on place with its latest special-edition, locals-only jerseys.

To Defeat an Incumbent Mayor, Run in an Off-Cycle Election Year

Out of the spotlight of national politics, challengers stand a better chance.

Stories from the Rust Belt, for the Rust Belt

“I think it’s important for these writers to say, ‘Look, your creativity, your writing, your research, your journalism, matters just as much in Pittsburgh as it does in New York and D.C.”

What Did and Didn't Make the Final GOP Tax Bill

Lots of small changes—but one big thing stays the same.

Where the GOP Tax Bill Stands

There’s good news for grad students, at least.

Is the Rental Housing Explosion Over?

For the first time since 2005, growth in new rental housing slowed down. Are there really enough apartments to meet demand?