Affordable Housing

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It's Not Always a Bad Thing for Rents to Rise With Transit Growth

If displacement is kept in check, there are great social benefits to reducing household transportation costs.

The Future of America's Public Housing Stock: Demolition by Neglect

In D.C., federal funding to renovate or maintain existing affordable housing units has been cut virtually in half. 


By 2011, Atlanta Had Demolished All of Its Public Housing Projects. Where Did All Those People Go?

A new documentary looks at what happened after the city tore down 14,000 units of public housing.


The Cities Where Even 3 Minimum Wage Jobs Won't Pay the Rent

In San Francisco, a family would need 4.7 full-time minimum-wage jobs to afford a two-bedroom apartment.

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London's Century-Old Idea to Address Its Affordable Housing Crisis

The Garden City is back.


America's Most Unequal Metros

Overall, the most imbalanced U.S. metros tend to have worse housing affordability and slower job growth.


Where It's Hardest for the Poor to Make Their Rent

In many places, there aren't enough affordable housing options to go around.


It's Not Too Late to Make San Francisco Affordable Again. Here's How

A pragmatist's manifesto.


How the Cost of Other People's Parking Drives Up Your Rent

By as much as $200 a month.


How the Poor Are Squeezed Out of the Most Affordable Housing

A worsening trend that spans four decades.


Is a Favela Still a Favela Once It Starts Gentrifying?

Rents are going up in Rio's informal housing communities. What, if anything, should the city do about it?


Why Some Expensive Cities May Be More Affordable Than We Think

A different way of measuring what we spend on housing.

Why the Government Now Cares What You Spend on Gas

Affordable housing isn't all that affordable without low-cost transportation. The feds are starting to recognize this.


Where Millennials Can Make It Now

The new geography of being young in America.


A Groundbreaking 1961 Documentary Laid Bare Chicago's Racial Disparities

Ten years after the Cicero riots came an award-winning film called The City of Necessity.


Can't Afford London's Sky-High Rent? Try Commuting From Barcelona

A sign your city may have finally become way, way too expensive.


There's Only One City in Europe With Both Ample Jobs and Cheap Housing

At least, that's how it feels to Europeans, according to a new survey.


The Grim Math of the Working-Class Housing Crisis

What happens when skyrocketing rents meet stagnating wages among low-income workers? U.S. cities are finding out.