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The Guardian

Jon Henley

3 June 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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In Helsinki, Finland, the "Housing First" model, where housing is offered to those experiencing homelessness unconditionally is showing results. The program, which also can include services and is made possible in par...

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Carly Stern

19 May 2019

Vienna, Virginia, United States

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Affordable housing finance models, from public-private partnerships to sustainable investments, offer millennial professionals a way to own or rent housing without the burden of skyrocketing rents popping up in cities...

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Hadley Barndollar

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12 May 2019

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

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PORTSMOUTH -- When communities talk equity efforts, a lot of the time, it's about meeting people where they're at.For families of the Portsmouth Housing Authority's Gosling Meadows neighborhood, transportation is the ...

The Daily Yonder

Bryce Oates

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16 April 2019

Thomas, West Virginia, United States

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Renewing distressed economies can be done through reinvesting in arts and culture. By building successful partnerships with rural Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) like the Woodlands Community Lende...

Yes! Magazine

Carla Bell

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9 April 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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In Detroit, a new program is offering homeownership for just $1 per square foot to marginalized and vulnerable people, including those who are unhoused, people with disabilities, or the formerly incarcerated. After pr...

Street Root News

Amanda Waldroupe

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5 April 2019

Oregon, United States

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When suicide rates began to show a steady incline in Oregon, researchers found that this strongly correlated with a population that had been evicted from their homes. In Washington County, the supervisor of the county...

NPR

Jenifer McKim

3 April 2019

New York, United States

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New York City has pioneered one of the nation's first programs to provide free legal services to low-income tenants under threat of eviction. Recent studies have indicated that evictions declined more in cities that h...

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Erin Richards

19 March 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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The Austin Independent School District created a system to prevent low-income families from being displaced by rising rents around the city. The system, which includes a website that tracks affordable housing options ...

Sojourners

Christina Colón

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18 March 2019

Syracuse, New York, United States

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Strategies for combatting sexual harassment in housing across the United States begin with increased awareness and reporting. With incidents of sexual harassment in housing chronically underreported since the passing...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

18 March 2019

Telluride, Colorado, United States

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While towns across the Mountain West struggle to provide affordable housing, Telluride looks to diversification of housing to build sustainable, economically beneficial houses and apartments. From tiny homes to dormit...

The Christian Science Monitor

Story Hinckley

5 March 2019

Thoreau, New Mexico, United States

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In Thoreau, New Mexico, many of the district's teachers live in the "teacherage," a neighborhood of modest, affordable homes set aside for the town's educators. Thoreau's model, which offers rent subsidization and a b...

The New York Times

Michael Kimmelman

1 March 2019

London, England, United Kingdom

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It takes political will to create mixed-income housing and manage the social impacts of gentrification. In contrast to New York, the London borough of Hackney has taken steps to fix its housing crisis by putting the i...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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26 February 2019

North Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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North Charleston, SC, struggles to offer affordable housing, much like other cities across the United States; however, a partnership between the city and the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative better address...

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Jared Brey

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19 February 2019

Columbus, Ohio, United States

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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...

Smart Cities Dive

Katie Pyzyk

14 February 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Some of Chicago's public housing buildings now house a public library on the base floor. The co-location design is a result of a collaboration between the Chicago Public Library and Chicago Housing Authority intended ...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

12 February 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Cities with large numbers of empty apartments look to Vancouver's apartment tax, which taxes owners for unused apartment space. After the tax was put in place, the number of unoccupied apartments in Vancouver went dow...

The Baltimore Sun

Doug Donovan

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7 February 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Baltimore passed a law that cracks down on rental property owners that have been operating without required inspection, leaving renters living in squalor. While critics fear that owners and landlords may lose business...

The Christian Science Monitor

Innocent Eteng

7 February 2019

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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A local, grass-roots art project in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, spreads awareness about and encourages action against government-sponsored evictions in the city's low-income communities. Cinematic films, music, and journa...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

6 February 2019

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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As gentrification drives involuntary displacement in Denver, Colorado, the city planners elsewhere in Colorado aim to avoid the same fate by instituting policy safeguards. Fort Collins has put in extra protection for ...

Yes! Magazine

Zenobia Jeffries

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5 February 2019

Louisville, United States

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In West Louisville, the local Black Lives Matter is working and crowdfunding to buy homes for low-income single mothers and and transient families - and offering homeowner, where the only expense is taxes and utilitie...

The New York Times

Emily Badger

29 January 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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Affordable housing organizations and ventures learn from failures in the tech industry to understand why affordable housing hasn't been solved by the influx of resources from the start-up community. While many tech co...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

24 January 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Several large philanthropic organizations, like the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Ford Foundation, are pooling resources to address San Francisco's severe housing crisis. The funds will go to local non-profits wh...

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Gregory Scruggs

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21 January 2019

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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A community land trust in North Carolina uses a "shared equity" model to help minority and low income people obtain access to affordable housing. The trust owns the land underneath the house, therefore holding onto th...

Next City

Audrey F. Henderson

9 January 2019

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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Successful public private collaborations promote civic innovations that add value to communities. Programs that bring together nonprofits, tech start-ups, universities, and city leaders are helping Birmingham, Alabama...

Medium

Charlotte West

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8 January 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In cities like Denver, Seattle, and Chicago, faith-based communities use their land to aid in the affordable housing crisis. Because many communities of faith sit on large expanses of valuable land within city limits,...

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