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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...

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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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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,...

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...

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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...

Block Club Chicago

Mina Bloom

Mauricio Peña

12 November 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Turning land owned by transit agencies into transit-oriented housing developments creates opportunities for affordable housing. Instead of building another parking garage in Oakland, California, community leaders and ...

Washington Post

Mike Plunkett

26 October 2018

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Cities around the United States look to tiny homes as a solution to the national homeless crisis. From Kansas City, Mo. to Seattle, Wa., community members and city officials come together to build tiny homes and provi...

The Christian Science Monitor

Eva Fedderly

24 October 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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When a need for more libraries and more affordable housing arose in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel pursued a plan to combine the two. The result is a partnership between the Chicago Housing Authority and the Chicago Publ...

The Guardian

Mattha Busby

25 September 2018

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

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There are an estimated over 200,000 vacant homes across England, and Community Campus 87 is one group attempting to bring those homes back to life. By employing apprentices, some who have experienced homelessness, to ...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

7 September 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Starry is a Boston-based internet provider that uses a “hub-and-spoke” model to beam 5G internet into receptors in people’s homes to decrease the cost of internet. Beyond this creative use of technology, the company i...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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5 September 2018

Florida, United States

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A community land trust is helping people in the Keys find another home, after Hurricane Irma ravished the area. “Four cottages are expected to wrap construction this fall, with another five finished by early 2019.” Th...

Yes! Magazine

Deonna Anderson

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31 August 2018

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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A chef shows the "absurdity" of gentrification with a creative fundraising campaign. At one of Tunde Wey’s pop-up dinners, he charged $12 for a plate, but charged white people $30, to spark up conversations about raci...

The Huffington Post

Jarrid Green

20 August 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, a community land trust helped Hasta Muerte, a local cafe, avoid eviction. All over the country, community land trusts are helping communities of color keep their affordable housing.

The Huffington Post

Adam Forrest

19 July 2018

Vienna, Austria

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Unlike America’s struggle to provide high-quality affordable housing in sufficient quantities, Vienna has achieved an affordable housing system worthy of envy. The government-subsidized housing projects in Vienna need...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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10 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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To make neighborhoods safer, New York City is attempting to strengthen "collective efficacy." Research shows that an engaged community, where residents feel they can trust each other and the government, can help lowe...

Billy Penn

Michaela Winberg

12 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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By offering flexible rent, a Philadelphia nonprofit allows low-income residents to attain economic success. Financed through an initial endowment, the Women’s Community Revitalization Projected is sustained by support...

KPBS Public Media

Amita Sharma

10 May 2018

Riverside, California, United States

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Riverside is the only city in California to solve veteran homelessness. The approach, called Housing First, works by placing vets into subsidized housing and then proceeding with support services like finding employme...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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9 May 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Changes in zoning laws as well as the promotion of guiding principles and successful case studies has led to well designed, environmentally efficient, and beautiful supportive housing. Well-designed housing has lessen...

Yes! Magazine

Chris Winters

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8 May 2018

United States

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Buying a house with 8 other people, tiny houses, forming a homeowners association to buy land, and community land trust’s are all different options people are taking to find alternate forms of housing that are afforda...

BBC

Emily Kasriel

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26 April 2018

Toronto, Canada

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The Regent Park neighborhood in Toronto is now home to a mixed income housing development project in which residents of different income groups are living alongside one another. It’s also bringing a private developer ...

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Lewis Kendall

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18 March 2018

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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Bozeman, Montana, a city grappling with how to plan for growth in a smart and strategic way, is looking to learn from Fort Collins, Colorado. The two cities are similar in terms of the features that make them appealin...

Slate

Jennifer Oldham

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15 March 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Denver’s Women’s Homelessness Initiative (WHI) is unique because it is the only church-based shelter program in the country that offers housing for women throughout the entire year. By giving women a place to stay off...

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Josh Cohen

15 February 2018

Spokane, Washington, United States

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The city of Spokane has made it easier for multiple smaller housing units to be built on a plot of land by changing their zoning requirements. The change makes it easier for affordable housing to be built, among other...

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Katheryn Houghton

4 February 2018

Bend, Oregon, United States

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Bozeman, Montana can look to Bend for a creative mix of solutions that tackle the issue of affordable housing. As both mountain towns increase in size, Bend has been successful at finding innovative ways to ensure aff...

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The Economist

16 September 2017

Berlin, Germany

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In the midst of the Syrian refugee crisis, Germany has managed to integrate more than 1.2 million men, women, and children into schools and workplaces around the country. Although the learning curve is steep, refugees...

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