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24 October 2020
Hawaii, United States
Over 3000 Words
A 100-year-old program provides virtually free land for Native Hawaiians to build their own home or buy one from a developer. Despite a $1/year land lease and low taxes, the program has failed to promptly provide affo...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
27 February 2020
Dallas, Texas, United States
Broadcast TV News
Across the country, the use of tiny homes allows millenials with massive debt and other vulnerable populations to become homeowners without enormous mortgage payments. IN the North Texas suburb of Lake Dallas, the cou...
4 February 2020
Minnesota, United States
A nonprofit community land trust has helped increase the supply of affordable housing in Minnesota by buying the land beneath houses to subsidize homeownership. By owning the land and covering construction and repair ...
3 February 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Over 3000 Words
In Minneapolis, a long-term affordable housing plan takes a comprehensive approach by addressing climate change, zoning, and equity as inherent in the modern housing crisis. By reducing single-family housing, cutting ...
San Francisco Public Press
20 December 2019
San Francisco, California, United States
Over 15 Minutes
Affordable housing in San Francisco is becoming more and more unattainable. When the landlord tried to change its status to not be rent-controlled to not, a group of residents at said building banded together with a n...
10 December 2019
Seattle, Washington, United States
The Homestead Community Land Trust offers affordable home ownership in Seattle and the rest of King County, Washington, ensuring that there is always permanently affordable homes available. This opens up homeowner opp...
13 November 2019
Rwanda is taking a controversial approach to tackling poverty within its borders—literally moving people from rural areas into model villages. On one hand, it alleviates the first markers of poverty: having a roof ove...
9 September 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
When the mobile park they lived in was sold and evictions were imminent, residents of Oakhaven banded together to demand relocation packages and other rights. While they were eventually forced out, they succeeded in w...
24 August 2019
Marin, California, United States
A program run by the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin uses government vouchers to encourage landlords to create additional affordable housing units with extra rooms in their home. The program, which prim...
17 July 2019
Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
In Ypsilanti, Michigan, aspiring homeowners in the quickly gentrifying town are taking advantage of some lesser known programs to help people save up for down-payments and build credit. Those programs and other financ...
19 May 2019
Vienna, Virginia, United States
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...
9 April 2019
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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...
26 February 2019
North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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...
12 February 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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...
5 February 2019
Louisville, United States
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...
Thomson Reuters Foundation
21 January 2019
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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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