Housing

Where LGBTQ Americans Live

New polling from Gallup tells a tale of growing tolerance.

Maps

Mapping the Lasting Effects of Redlining

Old federal maps and recent Census data combine to show how today's poverty rates align with racist 1930s mortgaging policies.

Videos

The Voices of the Displaced in Portland, Oregon

"Losing those spaces means that you lose a critical element of who you are."

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Staying Close to Home, No Matter What

Fewer than half of Americans say they're likely to relocate, even if they think their town is headed in the wrong direction.

Why Did This San Francisco Woman Get Stuck With a $6,755 Monthly Rent Hike?

Landlords are exploiting a loophole in a law meant to protect renters.

The U.S. Cities Where It Takes the Longest to Be Able to Afford to Buy a Home

Metro areas in California look especially bleak in this analysis.

Why the Justice Department Chose These 6 Cities for Its Police-Community Relations Pilot

The government hopes they can serve as a blueprint for others across the country.

Here's What's Really Ruining Austin (and It's Not SXSW)

It's not the tourists; it's the locals. There are just too many now—and no plan for handling them all.

Why America's Racial Wealth Gap Is Really a Homeownership Gap

Minorities are less likely to own a home, and get worse returns on the ones they do own.

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What Do Americans Prioritize When Picking a Place to Live?

According to a new poll, economic mobility and diversity are key components of a good city or town.

This Award-Winning Micro-Housing Design Is Inspired by Bubble Tea

A new building of ultra-tiny apartments in Seoul will enforce neighborliness as residents navigate shared spaces "like the ambiguous gel around a tapioca pearl."

A Plan to Drastically Reduce New York's Poverty

A comprehensive package of assistance programs can lower the city's poverty rate by 69 percent.

I Was a 1906 New York Tenement Inspector for a Night

An immersive educational event at Manhattan's Tenement Museum brings attendees up close and personal with housing reform history.

Now More Than Ever, London Needs a 'Death Pyramid'

Why the city should revive a 19th-century plan for an uptown necropolis, population 5 million.

The Battle for L.A.'s Future May Depend on Skid Row: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

Why Housing Is Key to Chattanooga's Tech-Hub Ambitions

With its superfast broadband, the city has reinvented itself. Now it must safeguard its future by building to sustain that growth.

How Renters Benefitted From the Housing Crisis

The mortgage-industry collapse led to a dramatic increase in single-family rental housing. What happens when buyers want these houses back?

This Police Brutality Map Shows 'Ferguson Is Everywhere'

The activists behind the project aimed for a comprehensive national snapshot of police violence.