What CEOs learned while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in India

Dec 11, 2019
Jonathan Reckford, head of the housing nonprofit, tells how hammers pound and differences fall aside when corporate leaders come together to build homes for low-income families.
Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity CEO, chats with homeowners at a build site in India in 2006.
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California's homeless: A crisis of prosperity

Nov 27, 2019
Families in the state are battling homelessness as a strong economy dominates their surroundings.
A homeless encampment in Salinas, California.
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Demand for homes has been hampered by short supply

Nov 18, 2019
House prices are high — too high for many first-time buyers.
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on affordable housing and job creation

Nov 13, 2019
The city is working closely with big business.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
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The affordable housing crisis is forcing some people into basements

Oct 30, 2019
A New York Times reporter took a look at immigrants living in the cramped, dark, illegal spaces in Queens.
Expensive housing in big cities like New York are pushing some people into illegal basement apartments.
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Adventures in Housing: The boarding school dorm parents

Sep 30, 2019
Sometimes a housing story is actually a love story.
Bill and Margaret Enos met working as teachers in a boarding school. He was a dorm parent, she was a dorm parent, and then they were dorm parents together.
Photo courtesy of the Enos

Adventures in Housing: The small-time landlord

Sep 13, 2019
Becoming a landlord helped Beverly Wilcox retire at 54, go back to school and launch a second career.
California landlord Beverly Wilcox laying sod at one of her properties in 2001.
Courtesy of Beverly Wilcox

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Why U.S. cities are making sweeping changes to residential zoning laws

Jul 15, 2019
New York Times reporter Emily Badger says several cities are scrutinizing zoning laws that anything other than single-family homes.
A view of San Francisco's Victorian houses as seen in 2014.
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Affordable housing plan is music to the ears of artists

Jun 24, 2019
Homeownership gives creatives a place to live and work.
Christina Pritchard in the townhouse
Nadege Green

In Baltimore, segregation can be felt even in your wallet

Jun 7, 2019
One journalist spent years reporting on segregation in Baltimore, Maryland. He found that segregated communities can shape our economic futures.
A mural of Freddie Gray near the location where he was arrested is pictured in Baltimore, Maryland in 2016.
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