Housing

Chicago Developers Are Pushing Back Against Affordable Housing Rules

Lawsuits threaten the city’s new inclusionary zoning laws just two months before they take effect.

Introducing City Makers: Global Shifts

Our newest series on the key forces transforming urban life in the 21st century.

Mapping Gentrification and Displacement in San Francisco

The Urban Displacement Project tracks four stages of neighborhood transformation in the Bay Area.

'Show Me a Hero' Has Wrapped, But Check Out Its Real-Life Prequel

The 2007 documentary Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story chronicles ghastly segregation in Yonkers public schools just before the events in David Simon’s series unfold.

A Summer of Anti-Homeless Rhetoric

In the midst of a heated presidential campaign, society’s most vulnerable people have become the latest punching bag.

'Show Me a Hero': Home At Last

The HBO miniseries’ tragic final act concludes with residents moving into their new homes.

Next Economy

The Village That Will Be Swept Away

Residents of Newtok, Alaska, voted to relocate as erosion destroyed their land. That was the easy part.

5 Ways That Black Women Suffered Due To Katrina

A new report examines how black women living in public housing were affected by Katrina and during the recovery.

Videos

A History of New Orleans Public Housing, Through No Limit and Ca$h Money Music Videos

What was public housing like in New Orleans before Katrina? Videos from the city’s hip-hop scene tell the tale.

Why Louisiana Fought Low-Income Housing in New Orleans After Katrina

For four years during massive rebuilding, the state imposed a moratorium on all new subsidized housing. The city is still paying the price.

How Much Does Your Family Need to Get By?

A new tool compares housing, food, child care, and other household costs in 618 American metros.

The Piano That Can't Play a Tune

How the restoration of Fats Domino’s Steinway grand piano reflects the trajectory of post-Katrina New Orleans.

Maps

10 Years Later, There's So Much We Don't Know About Where Katrina Survivors Ended Up

An incomplete picture of displacement and return in New Orleans, in maps.

In Rio’s Biggest Favela, One Flashy Project Thrives While Another Fails

As Rio invests for the Olympics, only some of the city’s upgrades are built to last.

When Racial Boundaries Are Blurry, Neighbors Take Complaints Straight to 311

In NYC, calls about noise and blocked driveways are most frequent in zones between racially homogenous neighborhoods.

CityFixer

Florida’s New Target in the Fight Against Sprawl: Too Many Roads

Several counties have turned to “mobility fees” that discourage highway expansion and steer development toward cities.

Life After Hurricane Katrina

Ten years later, a new study shows optimism among residents in New Orleans, but also persistent divides.

'Show Me a Hero' Breaks Ground

Yonkers finally complies with an order to build public housing, causing a mixed response of triumph, outrage, and acceptance from residents.