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Emily Nonko

9 May 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Changes in zoning laws as well as the promotion of guiding principles and successful case studies has led to well designed, environmentally efficient, and beautiful supportive housing. Well-designed housing has lessen...

Yes! Magazine

Chris Winters

8 May 2018

United States

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Buying a house with 8 other people, tiny houses, forming a homeowners association to buy land, and community land trust’s are all different options people are taking to find alternate forms of housing that are afforda...

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Emily Kasriel

26 April 2018

Toronto, Canada

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The Regent Park neighborhood in Toronto is now home to a mixed income housing development project in which residents of different income groups are living alongside one another. It’s also bringing a private developer ...

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Jake Bullinger

21 March 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Conservation groups and land trusts that typically serve rural areas have begun integrating their missions and services in urban communities to battle environmental inequity and blight. In cities like Cleveland and Se...

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Lewis Kendall

18 March 2018

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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Bozeman, Montana, a city grappling with how to plan for growth in a smart and strategic way, is looking to learn from Fort Collins, Colorado. The two cities are similar in terms of the features that make them appealin...

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Jennifer Oldham

15 March 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Denver’s Women’s Homelessness Initiative (WHI) is unique because it is the only church-based shelter program in the country that offers housing for women throughout the entire year. By giving women a place to stay off...

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Josh Cohen

15 February 2018

Spokane, Washington, United States

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The city of Spokane has made it easier for multiple smaller housing units to be built on a plot of land by changing their zoning requirements. The change makes it easier for affordable housing to be built, among other...

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Katheryn Houghton

4 February 2018

Bend, Oregon, United States

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Bozeman, Montana can look to Bend for a creative mix of solutions that tackle the issue of affordable housing. As both mountain towns increase in size, Bend has been successful at finding innovative ways to ensure aff...

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The Economist

16 September 2017

Berlin, Germany

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In the midst of the Syrian refugee crisis, Germany has managed to integrate more than 1.2 million men, women, and children into schools and workplaces around the country. Although the learning curve is steep, refugees...

Politico

Mark Peterson

20 July 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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In San Francisco, the city couldn't afford to create or maintain public housing. Using the federal Rental Assistance Demonstration program, San Francisco has been working to effectively privatize public housing while ...

Bloomberg CityLab

Krutika Pathi

28 June 2017

New York, New York, United States

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The homeless population in NYC stands at the highest number since the Great Depression. The Bowery Residents Committee has suggested changes to how shelters emerge, run and are funded. With a focus on results-based fu...

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Joe Copeland

28 June 2017

Vienna, Austria

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As Seattle deals with rapidly rising housing prices and an increase in the homeless population, the city is looking to Vienna, a city that has achieved success in the realm of affordable housing. “The Vienna Model” de...

Dublin Inquirer

Lois Kapila

6 June 2017

Ballymun, Leinster, Ireland

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Drawing on his experience creating affordable housing abroad, Hugh Brennan created the Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance just outside Dublin, Ireland, where state and city officials are grappling with a shortage of afforda...

Wired

Issie Lapowsky

25 May 2017

Oklahoma, United States

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With no alternative, some community college students in Talihina, Oklahoma sit in the parking lot of the local hospital at night, logging on to the internet network to complete research papers, oftentimes on smartphon...

The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun Editorial Board

30 April 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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This is an opinion piece by the paper's staff based on a large series of investigative stories about evictions and substandard housing in Baltimore. It critiques a system that was designed to protect tenants, where th...

Shelterforce

Lillian M. Ortiz

25 April 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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Limited Equity Co-ops provide a long term, affordable housing solution for tenants. The method began in the 60s and is slowly rising again. In a LEC the value of the housing unit can’t go up to market value, and there...

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Rachael McDonald

20 April 2017

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Almost 4 years ago, Opportunity Village was established in Eugene. It’s a community of tiny houses for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The Tennessean

David Plazas

22 February 2017

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Nashville is trying out creative ways to help residents deal with rising rent. While state policies do not always favor rent control and mixed-income housing units are still years away, several solutions are being imp...

WNYC

Sarah Hayley Barrett

17 November 2016

New York, New York, United States

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In the face of gentrification in their South Bronx neighborhood, Mott Haven, residents responded by creating the Mott Haven Port Morris Community Land Trust. Inspired by the Cooper Square Committee land trust, Mott H...

Equal Voice News

Chloe Riley

21 September 2016

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Communities United a grassroots organizations in Chicago is solving the city's housing crisis with a program called ROOTS (Renters Organizing Ourselves to Stay). The organization is bringing together financiers, devel...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's police force has transformed its culture using a police assistance referral program that focuses on getting people the help they need first rather than arresting them. It'...

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Catesby Holmes

8 February 2016

São Paulo, Brazil

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The Western Hemisphere’s biggest city has developed a model blueprint for progressive housing policy in developing countries, in large part by affirming squatters' rights and demanding a certain percentage of low-inco...

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Tomáš Lindner

23 November 2015

Stuttgart, Germany

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Germany admitted around 1 million refugees in 2015. Different parts of the country have experienced success and failure. In Fischen, housing refugees is still a challenge, but business mentors have found a success in ...

The Nation

James Abro

12 November 2015

New Jersey, United States

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Far too many Americans are homeless, and with congress dragging their feet in implementing funds, it is up to individual places to set up programs to help provide housing. Counties in New Jersey have enacted legislati...

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Chris Peak

2 November 2015

Urbana, Illinois, United States

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Passive houses can generate more energy than they consume but are expensive to build. Non-profits across the nation are getting low income families into these types of renewable homes with state subsidies and voluntee...

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