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The Denver Post

Ray Mark Rinaldi

3 October 2015

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Artists need cheap living costs, but their presence improves a community and the property values. The State of Colorado and private developers are creating affordable housing and work spaces for artists in neighborhoo...

The Atlantic

Alana Semuels

11 July 2015

United States

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America has the largest number of homeless women and children in the industrialized world - it’s a depressing statistic exacerbated by a housing crisis that forced thousands of families out onto the street. The first-...

The Atlantic

Alana Semuels

17 June 2015

Glenview, Illinois, United States

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Many wealthy, white communities in the Chicago suburbs would not welcome an affordable housing development - perhaps residents wouldn’t say so outright, but instead they might pass laws prohibiting apartment buildings...

PBS NewsHour

Carey Reed

5 April 2015

Deventer, Netherlands

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A Dutch nursing home brings together students and seniors with an innovative housing plan: offering rent-free apartments to students. In exchange, the students must partake in nursing home events for at least 30 hours...

NationSwell

Chris Peak

6 March 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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SHIELDS for Families works in one of the country's most notoriously dilapidated housing projects to revitalize the neighborhood by providing education, treatment and counseling services.

NationSwell

Chris Peak

20 January 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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New Orleans implemented an extraordinary 10-year plan that engaged unprecedented cross-sector collaboration between government, non-profit, and private entities to provide housing and housing services to the city's ho...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Meg Kissinger

5 November 2013

Houston, Texas, United States

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Milwaukee County’s mental health system put more resources in expensive emergency care rather than invest in programs that offer continual care. As a result, Milwaukee County identifies nine solutions from other citie...

Next City

Mark Bergen

11 December 2012

Mumbai, India

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For a megacity with more than 18 million people in its metro area, Mumbai, India is not a particularly vertical city. Many of its inhabitants squeeze into low-rise slums crammed into the urban space. But an ongoing sl...

Quartz

Naomi Rovnick

22 November 2012

Singapore, Singapore

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Unlike many other countries who have found public housing facilities to be highly prone to crime and toxic loan practices, Singapore uses a mix of resident home ownership, policing, and mixed-income developments to cr...

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