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Biden acts on evictions, foreclosures, but long-term housing crisis looms

Jan 25, 2021
But how much can the federal government do about affordability?
Demonstrators at the Cancel Rent and Mortgages rally in Minneapolis in June. The U.S. faces a housing shortage and affordability crisis.
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The pandemic poses challenges and new opportunities for city planning

Nov 27, 2020
New ways of urban living could emerge as the pandemic changes how people gather and move about cities.
On 75th Street in Chicago's Park Manor neighborhood, sidewalk pods were set up to encourage street life amid COVID-19.
Natalie Moore
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New Baltimore development raises questions about what progress really means

Oct 21, 2020
Neighbors fear the affordable housing project will further concentrate poverty in a distressed neighborhood.
A new low-income rental development rises down the street from where Black Women Build - Baltimore is renovating houses for homeownership,
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How missed rent payments could affect the affordable housing supply

Aug 12, 2020
When tenants can't pay, their landlords may be forced to sell or face foreclosure.
A banner at a rent-controlled building in Washington, D.C., illustrates the plight of many tenants and landlords during the pandemic.
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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.
©Habitat for Humanity/Gregg Pachkowski

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.
Alessandra Sanguinetti for The California Sunday Magazine

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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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