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Tag: affordable housing
Atlantic Yards demonstrates that developers' promises must be backed up in contracts, otherwise economic and political cycles can undermine them.
Many Black churches in the U.S. are developing housing on their property, and becoming stronger activists in the fight for affordable housing.
Tenants got to talk directly to the Biden administration about the need to rein in soaring rents. Will action follow?
Responding to tenants’ top concerns, organizers pivoted from affordability issues to landlord accountability and won a package of new tenant protections.
Niche groups on Facebook help the LGBTQ community find affordable housing with folks who share their values.
Yes in My Back Yard activists started with a simple—and some would say simplistic—argument: to solve the nation’s housing crisis we just need to build more housing, of any type and in as many places as possible. But as the movement nears a decade of existence, some of its members argue that their message has become more nuanced.
As more and more affordable homes are gobbled up by corporate landlords, prospective Black homebuyers are seeing opportunities for homeownership dry up.
A Trump-era policy that actually helped poor people could be dismantled by the IRS.
Moving away from financialized housing will take developers who are willing to operate differently.
What can be done to significantly advance Black homeownership and access to affordable housing? Watch the panel discussion.
Investors have helped preserve more than 1,700 affordable housing units in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
Over the last two decades homeowners and investors have increasingly treated housing as a financial asset, like stocks or bonds. How has this changed the housing market for the worse, and how can we fix it?
Holmdel, New Jersey, moved its affordable housing to flood-prone land, raising a question about planners' ethical obligations to speak up against such moves.
Internet connectivity has become equally important to households as basic utilities, but millions of people who live in affordable housing still lack access to devices and connections. Housing managers across the country are finding innovative ways to close the digital gap.
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are under a congressional mandate to improve investment in three specific kinds of housing markets—but Congress didn’t say by how much, and advocates say they could be doing far more.
Transitioning out of homelessness can be a lonely process. To address this, some homeless service providers are giving clients the option to share housing with someone they know, with each receiving their own bedroom.