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22 September 2020
Austin, Texas, United States
Affordable housing requirements for developers were eased in Austin through legislation known as Affordability Unlocked. As a result of less stringent parking, set-back and height codes, developers are able to maximiz...
15 September 2020
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
A real estate developer has teamed up with homelessness service organizations to house working families. The Lotus Campaign gives landlords $1,000 a year to rent a unit to a family that is at risk of homelessness or i...
19 May 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
The city of Philadelphia piloted a mediation program that showed how landlord-tenant disputes could be resolved short of an eviction lawsuit. Though the program only lasted two months and heard just a handful of cases...
13 May 2020
South Bend, Indiana, United States
An Indiana-based architect started a virtual camp for elementary school-aged girls focused on the lesser-known field of landscape architecture. The weekly virtual lessons work by explaining the career and concepts of ...
12 May 2020
Many U.S. cities have responded to Covid-19 related layoffs by using a portion of the CARES Act funds to create local rent assistance programs that keep renters in homes and landlords generating income. For example, D...
19 February 2019
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Columbus, Ohio aims to make housing more affordable by enacting he Central Ohio Community Land Trust; the community land trust uses ideas from other national affordable financing models to ensure low-income Columbus r...
7 February 2019
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Under 800 Words
New grassroots efforts often struggle to get off the ground due to lack of funding. In Baltimore, a group called CLLCTIVLY aims to fix this problem for black-led non-profit organizations by offering a $1,000 prize eve...
30 August 2018
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
An Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania art project "gently" demolished a historic, vacant building and reassembled it as a communal space. This is an example of "creative placemaking," a method to both preserve the character of...
13 August 2018
San Francisco, California, United States
The San Francisco Bay area is home to a number of crucial wetlands and streams that are quickly being impacted by climate change. For nearly two decades, however, elementary teachers and their students have been playi...
19 January 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Under 800 Words
By relying more heavily on data analysis, New Orleans officials decreased ambulance response time in many parts of the city from 12 minutes to 8 minutes. This is just one successful project of many from the non-profit...
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