Tag: housing

New York’s Rent Laws Extended, But at What Cost?

The legislative frenzy that led up to the passage of New York State’s marriage equality bill eclipsed a deal to extend the state’s rent...

Budget Cuts and Homeless Veterans

In March, as part of a series looking at the impact of state and local budget cuts on communities across the country, New Jersey...

NLIHC Report: Rental Homes Remain Out of Reach

The gap between income and rent continues to widen, and “high unemployment, falling wages, and low rental vacancy rates driven by a post-recession return...

April Is Fair Housing Month

April, as you might have heard is Fair Housing Month, commemorating April 1968 when President Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law just...

Can We Stay, Can We Go? A Discussion on Displacement, Mobility,...

As part of a research project funded by the Open Society Institute, one of the sessions Monday at the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s...

Homeownership Is a Bad Investment?

This chart from Visualizing Economics calls into question the bedrock assertion that housing is a good investment, showing that its real value doesn’t actually...

Breaking Down Walls: Senate Appropriators

Last week we looked at the House appropriators, this week we are moving across the Hill to the Senate appropriators who oversee funds made...

Report: Falling Home Values, Rising Housing Costs

Today, the Center for Housing Policy released Housing Landscape 2011: An Annual Look at the Housing Affordability Challenges of America’s Working Households. The report...

Today’s Mortgage Market: Take a Picture and Frame It

The HUD/Treasury report to Congress, Reforming America’s Housing Finance Market, has sparked a debate about who should own a home (and all the equity...

Atlanta’s Pittsburgh Neighborhood: Building the Sustainable Urban Community

One Atlanta neighborhood's experience of the housing bubble and expected transit investment leads it to invest in a land trust and a vision based in sustainability.

How Did the Media Fail ACORN and Organizing?

Organizing has been under attack for years, but this time around, the media has been directly complicit in severely damaging one of most influential advocates for low- and moderate-income families in the country. How did the media miss the real story behind the assault on ACORN?

Walkability Dictates Severity of Housing Decline

Here’s an interested graphic from Calculated Risk that reflects the recently released Case-Schiller Home Price Index. The chart indicates that those areas with more...

The Case For Rentals Over Homeownership

Richard Florida, chronicler of societal trends and Twitter addict (follow him at your peril), believes that there is a strong case to be made...

Does Public Housing Have a Future?

Everybody hates public housing, except the low-income people who live there and the people on the long waiting lists to get in. Now, after years...

Report Shows Growing Gap Between Income and Rent

The gap between income and rent continues to widen, and despite a robust level of rental housing, there remains a dearth of housing that...

Interview with Xavier de Souza Briggs, Associate Director for General Government...

Xavier de Souza Briggs, Associate Director for General Government Programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget has a portfolio that includes HUD, Treasury, Commerce, Justice, Transportation, and Homeland Security departments, as well as the U.S. Postal Service and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. All of these make a direct and profound impact in the community development world.

‘Housing First’ Offers Hope for Homeless Veterans, Others

On this Veterans Day, when we remember those who have served, it is troubling to note that, although veterans make up around 9 percent...

Rethinking Rentals

With the rental population growing and the stock of affordable housing rentals in decline, “due to the demolition of older apartment buildings, the abandonment...

Housing as Economic Growth? Strange Idea, But Not in Massachusetts

Given the pain so many states such as California and Florida are suffering because they have a glut of new, empty houses, and given...

How Much Is Too Much Neighborhood Data?

Individual behavior plays a significant role in perpetuating residential racial and ethnic segregation. Illegal discrimination, including racial steering, and housing affordability both play a...

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