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Tag: affordable housing
How Los Angeles Won the Largest Municipal Housing Program in the...
The ambitious funding campaign took strong cross-movement organizing and the right political moment.
Who Can Afford Housing in Madison, Wisconsin?
The city is growing fast and building a lot of housing. But the new housing isn’t keeping pace with the need, especially for high-income and extremely low-income earners.
Should Virginia Build Housing for Public Servants on Public Land?
Amid widespread rent increases, directing public land to affordable housing could allow people to stay in their communities, as well as reduce commutes and employee turnover.
Colorado Passed a Historic Affordable Housing Measure. Is It Enough?
The state underfunded affordable housing for decades, but voters recently approved $300 million in new annual spending—and more could be coming.
Her Story, Her Power—a Shelterforce Webinar
Schlonn Hawkins, CEO and publisher of Shelterforce, moderated “Her Story, Her Power,” a discussion with four women of color who shared their unique journeys of leading change and fighting injustice.
Proposed AFFH Rule Doesn’t Address Renters Directly—But It Should
Renters' rights are fair housing rights. Before publishing a final Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, HUD must specifically address the needs of renters. Here's how.
Why Bangor’s Affordable Housing Policies Won’t Address Homelessness
After the population of unhoused people in Bangor increased during the pandemic, the city put forward a series of affordable housing solutions. But the new policies may harm unhoused residents rather than help them.
How Atlantic Yards Failed to Deliver Affordable Homeownership (With a Hakeem...
Atlantic Yards demonstrates that developers' promises must be backed up in contracts, otherwise economic and political cycles can undermine them.
Black Congregations Are Developing Housing on Church Land
Many Black churches in the U.S. are developing housing on their property, and becoming stronger activists in the fight for affordable housing.
Tenant Advocates Wait for Action After Meeting with White House Officials
Tenants got to talk directly to the Biden administration about the need to rein in soaring rents. Will action follow?
How Organizers Won a Tenants Bill of Rights in Miami-Dade County
Responding to tenants’ top concerns, organizers pivoted from affordability issues to landlord accountability and won a package of new tenant protections.
Going Home: LGBTQ Renters Find Housing on Facebook
Niche groups on Facebook help the LGBTQ community find affordable housing with folks who share their values.
Have the YIMBYs Evolved?
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.
Corporate Landlords Profit from Segregation, at Cost of Black Homeownership and...
As more and more affordable homes are gobbled up by corporate landlords, prospective Black homebuyers are seeing opportunities for homeownership dry up.
Income Averaging Allowed LIHTC Housing to Reach More People—Will It Last?
A Trump-era policy that actually helped poor people could be dismantled by the IRS.
Transforming the Development Industry: A Conversation with Charmaine Curtis
Moving away from financialized housing will take developers who are willing to operate differently.
Unmasking the Property Owners
There’s a reason land ownership is a matter of public record—but at the moment the records we have aren’t actually doing the job.
Developing Radical Goals for Black Homeownership: An NCRC Panel Discussion
What can be done to significantly advance Black homeownership and access to affordable housing? Watch the panel discussion.
A Way for Investors to Save Affordable Housing, Not Harm It
Investors have helped preserve more than 1,700 affordable housing units in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
The Financialization of Housing and Its Implications for Community Development
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?