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.
More and more tiny homes are being built across the U.S. Where are they being developed, who they are serving, and what obstacles do they face in addressing the need for more affordable housing?
When landlords name minor children in eviction filings, the negative effects could haunt them years later.
This community land trust focuses its efforts on helping people of color purchase homes across five counties.
Community development financial institutions lend to micro- and small-business owners, but the jobs those businesses create are often minimum wage, part time, or otherwise low quality. What makes a job a good job, and what are CDFIs doing to help small-business borrowers create good jobs?
Once a must-have for foundations, Comprehensive Community Initiatives found mixed success.
Health care institutions are expanding from funding development to supporting housing justice and tenant rights policy.
The ushering in of a new administration is a good time to reflect on some key 2020 ballot measures that have either advanced or hurt racial and health equity.
If we stick with yesterday’s policy and programs in an unprecedented year of crisis, we will leave an unconscionable number of people, families, and communities behind.
Proposed state bill in Massachusetts boosts housing production, helps end exclusionary zoning.
The fates of three venerable policies on fair share housing and sustainable land use can point the way for how to support similar efforts in other states.