Affordable Housing

England's Novel Idea for Funding Affordable Housing

Officials propose using the money from the sale of radio frequencies to pay for new housing stock.

The Right Way to Turn Art Into Economic Development

Project Row Houses transforms Depression-era homes into a community art museum and affordable housing.

Is China's Affordable Housing Going to Those Who Need It?

As China works towards big housing goal, questions arise about who's benefitting.

George Lucas's Lesson to NIMBYs: Careful What You Wish For

The filmmaker lost a long-running zoning battle with his California neighbors. Now they may get something they want even less than a movie studio in their back yard: low-income housing.

Can the Olympics Bring Affordable Housing to London?

By 2031, this summer's Olympic site should be a dense checkerboard of housing and parkland.

Number of the Day: 418

That's how many new units of housing San Francisco added in 2011, the lowest since 1993.

In Renton, a Model for Green Revitalization

An exemplary development with first-class green infrastructure and mixed-income housing.

Argument of the Day: Want Affordable Housing? Look to the Zoning Code

Activists should think beyond public subsidies.

London's Newest Export: The Poor?

The Olympics promised a fresh start for deprived East London. But they may end up forcing the poor out.

Affordable Housing Veterans Actually Want to Live In

A new, green housing project in Milwaukee offers veterans access to job training, a fitness center, and free high-speed internet.

How More Expensive Housing Can Actually Cost You Less

An expansive new database could change the way Americans think about where we can afford to live.

The American Worker's Housing Affordability Crisis

Nearly a quarter of working households spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing.

The Most and Least Affordable Housing in America

A new report blames land use restrictions for driving up prices, but there's much more to it than that

Galveston's Post-Hurricane Clean Slate

In the wake of the Hurricane Ike, the city is radically rebuilding its affordable housing to make it greener and more diverse 

Cleveland's New Deal-Era Public Housing Posters

The Midwest city's approach was much friendlier than New York's

How New York City Sold Public Housing in the 1930s

Original New York City Housing Authority posters pitch the projects as the 'solution to infant mortality'

Do Poor People Make Neighborhoods Less Safe?

Not according to a new study - they just move to places where crime is already on the rise

Designing for Density Doesn't Have to Be Ugly, or Scary

San Francisco-based architect David Baker finds beauty in buildings that house lots of people

Vancouver Aims to 'End' Homelessness

In an ambitious new plan, the city pledges to house every resident by 2015