Housing

How the Clean Power Plan Will Affect Low-Income and Minority Communities

A significant chunk of the plan focuses on “community involvement and environmental justice.” Here’s what that means.

The Economics Lessons in a Single New York City Block

How Greene Street went from a red-light district to hosting some of the highest property values in the world.

The Recovery Is Super-Sizing Houses

Square footage is growing faster now than it did during the housing boom, but the culture of the McMansion may be changing.

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A Long Road Home

The systems in place to provide aid after natural disasters often fail those who need help the most.

Millennials May Have Jobs, But They're Still Living With Their Parents

A new report presents puzzling data on the generation hit hardest by the recession.

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White Flight Never Ended

Today's cities may be more diverse overall, but people of different races still don’t live near each other.

Photos

The Crumbling Grandeur of Egypt's Summer Homes

It’s a wonder some of these places are still occupied.

Maps

White People Aren't Driving Growth in the Suburbs

The decline of white suburbia has already begun.

Latino Incomes Are Rising, So Why Are Their Homeownership Rates Dropping?

One big reason: Conventional credit-scoring methods work against them.

How Rich People Raise Rich Kids

Even when they’re adopted, the children of the wealthy grow up to be just as well-off as their parents.

What a Discovery at Jamestown Says About America's First Town

Traces of lead and tooth decay in newly uncovered remains reveal the founders were of noble status—and had a new American diet.

How Los Angeles County Furthered Racist 'Fair-Housing' Practices

A recent Justice Department complaint reveals the county colluded with two cities and the sheriff’s department to push black, Section 8 families out of certain neighborhoods.

Maps

Mapping America's Renters

A new map provides a detailed look at the nation’s twofold housing crisis.

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The Myth of New Orleans's Affordability

Cities with “cheap” housing aren’t cheap if wages are relatively low.

Videos

The Man-Made Island Jane Jacobs Approved of—But Toronto Never Built

“Harbour City,” according to the famed urbanist, was to be “the most important advance in city planning” of the 20th century.

The Uphill Battle to Get Solar Into D.C.'s Low-Income Households

Earlier this month, President Obama held up the city as model for bringing solar power to low-income families. He might have spoken a bit too soon.

What's the Matter With San Francisco?

The city’s devastating affordability crisis has an unlikely villain—its famed progressive politics.

How D.C. Can Survive Peak Population

The city is already facing a massive affordability crisis. To grow smart, its leaders must radically change their philosophies—now.