Making Homeownership Work Better
Programs that help households of color buy homes haven't made much of a dent in the racial wealth gap. But some strategies could generate better outcomes for buyers.
Contracting with the Community
To connect with hard-to-reach communities, a Twin Cities agency diverted some of its consulting budget away from national firms and to organizations that already had those relationships.
Paying Community Members for Their Time
Community development organizations are recognizing that community expertise is valuable and that residents should be compensated for it.
The Foreclosure Crisis Waiting for Us in January
Although homeowners have so far accessed financial relief from the pandemic much more easily than renters, housing counselors are bracing for a foreclosure crisis as forbearance terms start to end.
Crossing the Digital Divide During COVID
Flyers, phone calls, and podcasts, oh my! Organizations blend past and present strategies to stay in touch with community members.
As Moratoriums Start to Lift, Preparing for an Eviction Wave
Tenant organizers and legal services groups are working vigorously to get ahead of eviction cases as housing court processes restart.
Housing Post-Election: Holding City Leaders Accountable
Now that the 2017 election season has concluded, here is a recap of their outcomes, and where affordable housing policy could go in some cities.
Housing on the Political Agenda in U.S. Elections
No longer an issue that’s hard to rally people around, affordable housing—especially inclusionary housing—is getting talked about in local elections across the country.
Building the Cars of the Future . . . in Detroit
How the nonprofit Focus: HOPE is helping to bring manufacturing jobs back to Detroit, and the Detroiters who need them.
Detroit Future City’s Plan for Revitalization Pushes Job Creation
For supporters and enthusiasts of Detroit’s revitalization, the city is poised to be a “model for the future;” but...