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The "lumpy" road to affordable EVs just got a little longer

Oct 25, 2023
Even though prices have come down and the federal government is helping with rebates, the average price is still above $50,000.
It’s hard to build up new supply chains of EV parts like batteries and electric-motor systems.
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How's Houston's economy working for the working poor?

Jun 23, 2023
A new United Way report finds a 5% increase in the number of Houston-area households struggling to afford basic necessities.
Affordability has been a long-time selling point for people in Houston, but optimism in the local economy is waning.
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New home construction is down. Here's what that says about the housing market.

Aug 16, 2022
This could be another indicator that things are cooling down, but home prices are still at record highs.
Fewer people are willing to commit to buying a new home that’s still under construction, says Lawrence Yun at the National Association of Realtors.
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A new study ranks wealthy nations' health care. By one metric, the U.S. finished dead last.

Aug 4, 2021
The country lags behind 10 other nations, even though it spends more than any of them.
The U.S. ranks last in health care affordability.
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Making art more affordable with lessons from '60s-era Multiples, Inc.

The idea is that more copies of a given work makes art more accessible to a wider range of people with varying incomes.
Tacita Dean, a British artist, pictured here in 2018. Dean has created 50 different multiples, each remade 100 times, during the pandemic.
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Finding a new apartment is always tough. Then the pandemic hits

Mar 23, 2020
While Aziz Rubakovic's jobs shut down, his search for a new apartment had to continue.
A for rent sign outside a California house.
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Introducing "Adventures in Housing"

Aug 28, 2019
A series about how we live today. But to make it work, we need your input.
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For public good, not for profit.

Lots of housing markets are still affordable

Jun 27, 2019
It all depends where you're looking.
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Public-private partnership pitches in to make outdoor getaways more affordable

May 27, 2019
A Seattle-area program is trying to remove one of the barriers to getting outside, and out of town, by offering affordable transportation.

Minorities increasingly priced out of housing market

May 26, 2017
In growing metro areas, median-income families of color can’t afford to buy a home
The shrinking pool of affordable housing is felt most acutely by minorities, according to a Redfin report.
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