Affordable Housing

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The Depressing Geography of Debt Collection

Where creditors can legally take your car, your home, the last dollar in your bank account, and your kitchen appliances.

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Where Even the Middle Class Can't Afford to Live Any More

Some startling math from the country's most expensive cities.

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Housing Prices Rose in 69 out of 70 of China's Biggest Cities

That's pretty scary.

When Artists and Intellectuals Were Rich

Actually, there's never been a time like that. Why do people think otherwise?

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Is It Time to Bring Back the Boarding House?

Housing models that have long been banned in American cities could help make them affordable again.

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Why Cities Should Be Leading the Push for Immigration Reform

New research suggests that immigrants could boost housing values in precisely the shrinking cities that need it.

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Transforming Public Housing, Minus the Wrecking Ball

New York's overhaul offers room not only for new, revenue-producing housing but the creation of whole neighborhoods.

Why the 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Guy Still Matters

As zany and unrealistic as his campaign is, the message is undeniably, brutally true.

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Some People Will Do Crazy Things for a Rent-Controlled Apartment in NYC

One example: pretend their dead aunt is alive. For four years.

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Can This Building Complex Solve Dubai's Affordable Housing Crisis?

The International City was supposed to relieve the economic pressures faced by the middle class. Instead there's been nothing but problems.

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The U.S. Simply Doesn't Have Enough Available Rental Housing, Whether You're Rich or Poor

Where do we house 10.3 million households living in extreme poverty?

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New York's 'Affordable Housing' Isn't Always Affordable

A new report finds that two-thirds of newly developed units are too expensive for local residents.

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'Low-Income Housing' Doesn't Actually Exist

Bad terminology can create bad policy. Nowhere is this more evident than in housing.

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Beware the Comeback of Rent Control

There's very little evidence that rent stabilization protects poor or vulnerable renters.

Denver's Innovative Strategy to Give Public Housing Residents What They Want

The Housing Authority is using a cultural audit to redevelop the city's outdated South Lincoln Homes, not far from downtown.

Where the Middle Class Spends 75 Percent of Its Income on Housing and Transport

A fresh look at the most expensive cities from the Center for Housing Policy and the Center for Neighborhood Technology.

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The Urbanist Case for Keeping D.C.'s Height Restrictions

It’s bad enough that our suburbs look like everywhere, USA. Let’s not let that happen to our central city.

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Meet the Man Who 'Repairs the Fabric of Communities'

This developer has done more than almost anyone else to promote green affordable housing.

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