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Sarah Ravits

Jake Clapp

21 November 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Cities are contending with a rise in short term rentals which is exacerbating the already limited supply of affordable housing. The effort to rein them in includes fees being redirected to affordable housing funds, st...

KSJD

Lucas Brady Woods

16 November 2021

Colorado, United States

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As rents at mobile home parks continue to rise, a Colorado law giving park residents first dibs on buying the park has led to resident-owned parks across the state. Several of these parks are run as co-ops, with resid...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Sarah Whites-Koditschek

11 November 2021

Mobile, Alabama, United States

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Home makeovers are increasing the stock of available affordable housing in Mobile. Instead of constructing new developments, the city is repairing vacant homes with federal housing funds, resulting in a “53 percent dr...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Sarah Whites-Koditschek

9 November 2021

Alabama, United States

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Legislation in cities like Cleveland, Louisville, New York City, provides legal representation for economically-disadvantaged people who are facing eviction. The city ordinances have drastically reduced evictions as w...

Monterey County Weekly

Pam Marino

29 October 2021

Soledad, California, United States

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A research study is spurring change and leading to the addition of more housing units in Soledad. Agriculture is the main industry of the region, making farmworker housing a priority. Vacant housing has been rehabilit...

Jackson Hole Community Radio (KHOL)

Will Walkey

4 October 2021

Big Sky, Montana, United States

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A local initiative in this Montana town is attempting to alleviate the housing and labor shortages. Homeowners are given a financial incentive to rent to locals who work in the area. The Big Sky Community Housing Trus...

The Charlotte Observer

Lauren Lindstrom

1 October 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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One reason the market for middle-income housing has grown tight in Charlotte is a shortage of available homes for sale because corporate investors have bought so many developments for their rental income. To preserve ...

Southerly

Victoria Bouloubasis

30 September 2021

Texas, United States

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Some states and cities protect residents of mobile-home communities from eviction with opportunity-to-purchase laws, which require the corporations that rent the land beneath a mobile home to give residents a chance t...

Jackson Hole Community Radio (KHOL)

Kyle Mackie

21 September 2021

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Vancouver’s taxes on vacant residences have reduced the number of empty homes and apartments. The tax on empty homes was levied in an effort to ease the lack of housing, especially affordable housing. The tax has gene...

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans

16 September 2021

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Mobile home owners in Colorado are beginning to own their own communities due in part to legislation that is making it easier to do so. Resident-owned communities preserve the affordable housing stock, which manufactu...

Gambit

Jake Clapp

2 August 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Tenants are banding together for housing rights in different cities. From collective bargaining to advancing tenant issues, the struggle for safe and affordable housing has been carried out through the efforts of gras...

Koto Radio

Julia Caulfield

30 July 2021

Colorado, United States

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Short-term rental taxes are contributing to affordable housing projects in Colorado. In places like Telluride, where rentals account for about 35 percent of the housing stock, the new tax has not impeded rentals and h...

Boise State Public Radio (KBSX)

Rachel D. Cohen

20 July 2021

Ketchum, Idaho, United States

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An affordable housing initiative in Vail, Colorado is paying owners to reserve rentals for those who live in the area year-round, instead of selling to part-time residents. The success of the program is inspiring Ketc...

Gambit

Sarah Ravits

19 July 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Home by Hand is a nonprofit that’s working to mitigate the effects of climate change on home ownership. Storm damage, high utility bills due to extreme weather, and the loss of housing stock due to Hurricane Katrina h...

High Country News

Jessica Kutz

8 July 2021

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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Casitas, also known as accessory dwelling units (ADUs), are being legalized and promoted by several western states. Arizona is the latest to legalize ADUs in a bid to ease the shortage of affordable housing. An ADU pi...

Jackson Hole Community Radio (KHOL)

Will Walkey

30 June 2021

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, United States

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A pilot program in Jackson Hole is trying to make home ownership affordable for the local workforce. The program provides help with the down payment by granting $150,000 to families that meet the requirements. The ini...

KDNK Community Radio

Kathleen Shannon

29 June 2021

Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado, United States

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Bridging Resources is a helpline launched by a group of nonprofits that connects residents to existing services. Bilingual operators field calls and connect callers to agencies that can provide food, rental assistance...

The Kansas City Beacon

Celisa Calacal

28 June 2021

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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A neighborhood association is renovating dilapidated and neglected houses into livable homes that have transformed the look and feel of neighborhoods in Kansas City. The Lykins Neighborhood Association is able to assu...

Next City

Jared Brey

25 May 2021

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Urban Housing Solutions, a Nashville nonprofit housing developer, made a $19.2 million investment to preserve 165 apartments for people earning in the mid-30s. In a tight and expensive housing market where aggressive ...

Capital Daily

Jimmy Thomson

19 May 2021

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Canadian cities lack the housing supply to keep up with demand and zoning laws are partly to blame. Land is designated specifically for single-family homes, which is the least efficient use of space, generates the low...

Sun Peaks Independent News

Joel Barde

10 May 2021

Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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Whistler, Canada, has taken specific steps to work towards economic sustainability. Those measures include affordable housing for workers, a year-round tourism model, and amenities that contribute to a high quality o...

Boulder Weekly

Caitlin Rockett

6 May 2021

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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In land-scarce Boulder, where high demand has priced many people out of the housing market, government-funded affordable housing has used human-focused design to look every bit as attractive as more expensive housing....

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Jared Brey

4 May 2021

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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The Legacy Resident Retention program is helping longtime homeowners remain in their homes despite rising taxes and property values in Atlanta, Georgia. The program aims to mitigate gentrification and displacement as ...

WCNC-TV

Nate Morabito

4 May 2021

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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The Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy uses limited funding to provide lawyers to renters facing eviction. Preventing homelessness is more cost effective than providing services for people experiencing homelessness, ...

The Land

Collin Cunningham

26 April 2021

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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A housing nonprofit connects contractors with homeowners in need of urgent repairs. Tax-funded grant dollars are used for crucial projects that affect a resident’s health and safety so that people are not displaced. T...

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