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How rising rents, falling incomes crush communities

Jun 30, 2014
The long tail of the recession still wreaks havoc on renters' real estate market.
Posted In: rental market, apartments, New York City, affordable housing

Why won't millenials just buy houses already?

Jun 26, 2014
A new report stresses the problems millenials face in joining the housing market.
Posted In: Millenials, affordable housing, housing market

Thousand dollar house, million dollar view

Mar 3, 2014
One professor is sleeping in a dumpster to raise questions about U.S. home ownership.
Posted In: affordable housing

Home ownership less affordable for middle-income Americans

Feb 19, 2014
Incomes aren’t going up—but the cost of homeownership is.
Posted In: affordable housing, middle class, Housing, home ownership

Low-income folks should build wealth, then buy a home

Aug 23, 2013
Home ownership can be a way for low-income folks to punch a ticket to upward mobility. But many experts say that low-income people should build wealth in other ways before they take on a mortgage.
Posted In: Housing, affordable housing

Deciding to buy while just getting by: Low-income families and the housing market

Apr 12, 2013
Would-be homeowners balance the risks of buying with benefits like building their assets and bettering their children's chances.
Posted In: affordable housing, Housing

Public housing looks for outside investors

Jan 10, 2013
HUD cannot afford to fix its public housing, so the government wants to reclassify the properties as Section 8.
Posted In: Housing, affordable housing, HUD

Making housing more affordable in Mexico

Sep 3, 2012
New initiatives aim to make home ownership and house building more affordable for millions more Mexicans.
Posted In: Mexico, affordable housing

City planners warm to 'accessory apartments'

Jul 30, 2012
But many frown on using extra space in single-family homes for housing.
Posted In: affordable housing, Housing, accessory apartments

Recognizing and addressing the problems of steep rent

Mar 6, 2012
The cost of rent in cities like L.A. or New York stands in the way of many people earning higher wages. Author Matthew Yglesias says the issue could be solved if cities loosen building regulations.
Posted In: rent, affordable housing, Housing

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