Megan Kimble

Megan Kimble

Megan Kimble is a senior editor at Texas Observer and the author of Unprocessed: My City-Dwelling Year of Reclaiming Real Food.

photo: Regina Daniels in front of her new home in Houston

Making a Home That’s Affordable, for Good

In booming Houston, Texas, a nonprofit community land trust offers the promise of permanent housing affordability. You just have to give up ownership of your land.

An illustration of an older person with a young woman on a park bench.

The Quest for the Multigenerational City

The lives of the young and the old rarely cross in many American cities. After I moved to Austin, I used a volunteer opportunity as a way to change that.

A photo of a resident of Community First Village, a tiny-home community for people who were once living in homelessness, outside of Austin, Texas.!

Austin's Fix for Homelessness: Tiny Houses, and Lots of Neighbors

Community First! Village’s model for ending homelessness emphasizes the stabilizing power of social connections.

Elementary school teacher Sydney Scharer poses in front of her tiny home.

Why Arizona Is Building Tiny Homes for School Teachers

The state ranks last in the nation for elementary school teacher salaries. For one rural school district, building a tiny-home community for staffers is one way to address the issue.