Housing

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The Insane, True Costs of Raising a Family in America's Major Metros

Why the federal poverty line really doesn't reflect a family's needs.

Where You Don't Have to Feel Bad If You're a 40-Year-Old Renter

Even with a family.

Why the Lowest Income Families Might Care the Most About Their Neighborhoods

For starters, they have fewer prospects for moving anywhere else.

The Evolution of an Abandoned Church: From Artistic Commune to Luxury Condos

In Brussels, a hub of alternative housing and arts is being cleared out.

Poverty Maps From 1980 Look Astonishingly Different Compared to 2010

In every metropolitan area in the U.S.

China Has the Priciest Housing on the Planet

Seven out of 10 of the world’s least affordable markets are now in China.

A Sustainable City With Cars and Low-Density Homes? It's Possible

A new report explains exactly how.

Our Awkward Housing Recovery

Some good and bad news from a new report on the state of the nation's housing.

Urban Home Values Are Rising Faster Than Suburban Ones

Housing prices were up 11.3 percent in cities versus 10.2 percent in suburban neighborhoods.

It's About to Get Much Easier to Dig Up Your Apartment's Deep, Dark Secrets

Track down a building's code violations, noise complaints, or that nagging history of chemical contamination.

Are These America's Brainiest Cities?

Why some places might have better cognitive skills than others.

Yes, Paris Is Wealthy, But Some Parts Are Much Wealthier Than Others

A series of maps reveals the subtlety of central Parisian economic geography.

Faces of a Madrid Slum Clearance

34 Roma people have been removed from their makeshift homes outside Spain's capital.

Wealthy Foreigners Are Clustering In Only a Handful of U.S. Neighborhoods

Plutocratization is a problem in a very select group of U.S. cities — three to be exact.

From Urethane Caulking to Temporary Generators: New York's Incredibly Detailed Plan to Protect Buildings From the Next Sandy

These "crucial" recommendations, part of a 33-point building task force proposal, should apply to both future construction and existing structures.

The Devastating Impact of 30 Years of Sprawl, As Seen From Space

The lightning pace of world urbanization is on display in these animated GIFs of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hong Kong and other exploding metropolises.

Meet the Nation's Toughest New Foreclosure Protection Law

The city of Lynn, Massachusetts, has approved extraordinary measures to shield homeowners and communities from predatory banks.

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.