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The Boston Globe
Jasmine Nicole Olivier
2 October 2020
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Under 800 Words
Over the four decades that a major Boston public housing development was run by a tenant management corporation (TMC), residents' safety and relations with police improved in ways that serve as lessons today as gun vi...
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...
21 September 2020
Fulton, New York, United States
Residents are using dollar-for-dollar matching grants to spruce up their homes in Fulton, NY, resulting in higher home values, higher morale and the formation of neighborhood collaborations. The grants are granted to ...
The Philadelphia Citizen
Jessica Blatt Press
16 September 2020
Portland, Oregon, United States
Portland's new policy allowing for multi-family homes resulted from a long campaign of coalition building to address a need for middle-income housing that often gets overlooked in many cities. Although the Residential...
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...
11 September 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
The South African government has provided free apartments to millions of people since the end of apartheid, in part as a way to address structural inequalities rooted in apartheid. The program has been a lifeline for ...
Law at the Margins
30 August 2020
Washington D.C., United States
Over 3000 Words
Washington D.C. has decreased the number of people experiencing homelessness through the implementation of its permanent supportive housing programs. The 'housing first' initiatives prioritize providing permanent hous...
28 August 2020
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Dividend housing is an innovative initiative in Cincinnati giving renters the benefit of building equity without buying or selling real estate. Residents earn credits by maintaining the property, attending monthly ten...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
James E. Causey
7 August 2020
Milwaukee, Minnesota, United States
Over 3000 Words
The Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity provides a comprehensive approach to providing affordable housing in seven counties across Minneapolis and St.Paul. The large area it serves allows families to move into either urb...
4 August 2020
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Homeowners in Detroit can now access home improvement capital to fix up their historic homes, many of which date back to the early 1900s. The aid is in the form of a zero-interest loan which is paid back over 10 years...
22 July 2020
Chicago, Illinois, United States
After tense negotiations and protests, the Coalition for a CBA (Community Benefits Agreement) and the mayor of Chicago agreed to an ordinance guaranteeing a percentage of affordable housing for tenants making below 50...
15 July 2020
Athens's distinctive apartment buildings, known as polikatoikia, have unintentionally solved problems most cities grapple with. The housing complexes have given rise to a city that has socio-economic integration, dece...
9 July 2020
Renters' unions in the United Kingdom have provided more aide recently because the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated problems facing renters. The Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now is one of the lar...
8 July 2020
Affordable housing in Singapore has resulted in one of the highest rates of home ownership in the world. In 1964 the government embraced a "Home Ownership for the People Scheme" in which it gave lower and middle-incom...
30 June 2020
San Francisco, California, United States
A "right-to-purchase" policy has enabled nonprofits to purchase residential buildings in gentrified neighborhoods in order to prevent the displacement of those relying on rent-controlled housing. Mission Economic Deve...
19 May 2020
New York, New York, United States
In New York City, where the average census response rate is only 49 percent, the city's largest co-operative housing complex achieved over a 70 percent response rate, well above the 40 percent rate typical in the co-o...
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...
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...
6 May 2020
San Francisco, California, United States
The Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), a San Francisco nonprofit, is helping those living in single-room occupancy (SRO) or public housing access food safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CCDC has part...
7 April 2020
Houston, Texas, United States
Over 3000 Words
The Houston Community Land Trust (CLT) is a nonprofit that sells affordable homes in Houston to help resist gentrification. They keep it affordable by only selling the houses on top of the land and not the land itself...
26 March 2020
Los Angeles, California, United States
Broadcast TV News
To prevent people from losing their homes due to lack of paying rent or during the coronavirus pandemic, the L.A. County Supervisor issued an executive order that prevents landlords from evicting their tenants. To app...
17 March 2020
#StayAtHome has become a common hashtag in the fight against coronavirus. For those facing homelessness or evictions, this mantra is harder to follow. Cities are introducing new legislation to temporarily ban eviction...
The Salt Lake Tribune
9 March 2020
Kearns, Utah, United States
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change and air pollution, Habitat for Humanity Salt Lake Valley is building airtight homes that will also reduce energy costs and be affordable for people ...
2 March 2020
Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
The Knox County Land Reutilization Corporation, also known as the Knox County land bank, takes abandoned properties that are vacant and tax delinquent, revitalizes them, and then sells them to new owners. This elimina...
27 February 2020
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
After the residential real estate market collapsed a decade ago, a developer that had been revitalizing an impoverished Jacksonville neighborhood with single-family homes pivoted to a broader approach to reducing crim...
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