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Frank Wiley

15 April 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Systemic issues like redlining, re-entry after incarceration, and addiction have left many people in search of affordable and sustainable housing options. Cleveland’s Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries is rehabbing home...

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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...

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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...

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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 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...

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 ...

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 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 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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

The New York Times

Dana Goldstein

4 January 2019

San Jose, California, United States

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In an attempt to retain teacher talent, the Santa Clara Unified School District has begun renting out apartments to teachers at subsidized rates so they can afford to stay and teach. While several cities across the co...

CityLab

Adam Tanaka

3 January 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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A racially integrated middle-income housing unit in the Bronx serves both as an inspiration and an enigma in the New York City housing market. Co-op City, which just celebrated its 50th birthday, accepts tenants of al...

Governing

J. Brian Charles

21 December 2018

St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

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An initiative in St. Petersburg has reduced the number of vacant houses while increasing access to affordable housing. The city takes ownership of vacant lots and abandoned homes, then sells the properties to affordab...

ProPublica

Molly Parker

Patrick Johnson

21 December 2018

Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

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Consultants have helped public housing pass safety and health inspections by covering up serious issues with temporary walls and cosmetic fixes. “The biggest reason why most properties don’t pass,” says one consultant...

NBC News

David Hall

17 December 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Community members, city officials, and local organizations work together to address the complex factors behind Detroit's recession. While land developers work to demolish and rebuild abandoned properties, the city loo...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

12 December 2018

Vallejo, California, United States

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Development companies like FactoryOS have turned to industrial manufacturing and 3D printing in an attempt to hasten development timelines and reduce city and civilian costs. Construction crews build entire apartment ...

CityLab

Feargus O'Sullivan

26 November 2018

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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While more permanent housing is built to meet demand in the Netherlands, the stopgap answer is to build “tiny homes.” Completely built in a factory, these tiny homes still provide all basic housing amenities. They wil...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

22 November 2018

Eagle, Colorado, United States

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As tourists increasingly visit mountainous resort towns and home prices rise to accommodate these visitors, it’s hard to live on a budget, especially as a young person. One family of developer is addressing this issue...

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Audrey McGlinchy

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16 November 2018

Portland, Oregon, United States

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By giving housing preferences to local families, cities like Portland hope to stem gentrification and preserve the historic diversity of their communities. Portland’s “Right to Return” program aims to resettle familie...

CityLab

Megan Kimble

12 November 2018

Austin, United States

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Just outside of Austin, Texas, Community First! Village lives up to its name, emphasizing personal connections and stable relationships while also providing people experiencing homelessness with affordable rents in ti...

WDET News

Jake Neher

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12 November 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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As Michigan cities struggle with high eviction rates, Cleveland is trying out some creative ways to mitigate the difficult effects of eviction. One effort, mediation between tenants and landlords, might lead to evicti...

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