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America's Landlords Are Far Less Likely to Rent to Gay Couples

Plus more findings from HUD's landmark first study on LGBT housing discrimination.

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6 More U.S. Counties Are Now Majority-Minority

Welcome to your demographic future, Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The Geography of Hunger in America

More kids live in food-insecure homes in Los Angeles than anywhere else in the United States.

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The Point of Crowdfunded Real Estate Isn't To Make Everyone Rich

A young idea gets a little bit older – and gets some critics.

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Ask Your Kid's Teacher to Open a Window

New research suggests better ventilation in classrooms could cut down on illness-related school absences.

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Housing Discrimination Still Exists, in Deceptively Subtle Forms

How real estate and rental agents find ever-more subtle ways to keep a neighborhood white.

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'Transit' Might Not Be Essential to Transit-Oriented Development

A new study suggests rail proximity matters less than walkability, mixed-use development, and limited parking spots.

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The Most Expensive Housing Markets Are Becoming Even Less Affordable

Asking prices are up 16.3 percent year-over-year in America’s least affordable metros – far ahead of the overall national increase of 9.5 percent.

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We're Building Giant Houses Again

The average single-family house built in 2012 was 2,505 square feet in size, just shy of the all-time high.

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Why We Shouldn't Rely on Smart Growth Incentives to Fix Sprawl

When it comes to development, local desires often render state smart growth incentives insufficient.

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Rio's Santa Marta Slum Attracts a Slew of Famous Visitors

Add Vice President Joe Biden to a list that includes Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, and Michael Jackson.

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How Residential Mobility Patterns Perpetuate Segregation

New research explains why racial segregation hasn't gone away on its own.

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Selling the Public on Public Housing

There's a lot of fear and misinformation out there, but a new public relations initiative called ReThink is trying to change that.

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America's Biggest and Fastest-Growing Cities

8 of the country's 15 fastest-growing cities are in Texas.

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Quantifying the Cost of Sprawl

In infrastructure, service delivery and tax receipts.

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China's Property Values Are Skyrocketing, With No End in Sight

Even strict controls haven't been able to stop them.

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Does Living Near Fast Food Restaurants Increase Your Risk of Obesity?

Research looking at African Americans in Houston finds a significant correlation.

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The Inequality of Urban Tree Cover

Minorities are significantly more likely to live in heat-prone neighborhoods that will be particularly at risk with climate change.