Today is the final day for comment for the Trump administration’s public charge proposal that would make it harder for immigrants to qualify for citizenship if they’ve used public benefits, including SNAP, public housing and Medicaid. Immigrants who’ve received cash assistance or long-term medical care already have a strike against them when they apply for […]
To combat Spain's affordable housing crisis, Barcelona has started renting out empty apartments owned by banks
Spain is in a housing crisis. According to the latest official figures from 2012, around 22,000 people are homeless, though more recent estimates from nonprofits say it could be closer to 40,000. And there’s a surplus of empty homes — hundreds of thousands of apartments owned by banks, repossessed during the country’s financial crisis between […]
For tenants, the problems include mold, lead paint and broken boilers that force residents to use their ovens to keep warm during the winter.
A study of public housing facilities in New York City found that those managed by private developers had higher tenant satisfaction compared to others managed by the public housing authority. But it also found that tenant turnover is higher in the privately managed buildings. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Photographer Jason Reblando tells the story of America's historic greenbelt towns.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a smoking ban.
Sequestration has left housing authorities with a stark choice: Raise rents, or eliminate some Section 8 vouchers altogether.