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Deborah De Santis | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Individuals living in supportive housing often have long histories of instability - some were without a place to live for years - and face a multitude...

Facebook To Build Apartments In Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business

Facebook is moving into the public real estate market in an effort to temper criticism of the tech industry’s impact on housing in Silicon Valley. T...

San Diego Teens Help Build Studios For Thriving Art Community

HooplaHa | Posted 07.05.2016 | Good News

San Diego teens are making a difference in their local community. 'Team Sempiternal' is a group of 54 9th graders building 'tiny homes' for San Diego ...

San Francisco Wants Tech Firms To Pay For The Problems They Helped Create

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business

The San Francisco tech boom has left many residents in the dust. Rents are soaring, fueled by the influx of highly paid tech talent into the city, and...

Homelessness on the Rise in LA and help on the Horizon

Maryam Zar | Posted 06.29.2016 | Los Angeles
Maryam Zar

Homelessness is many things. It is a symptom of poverty, substance dependency, mental health, sexual abuse, physical trauma, veteran discharge, dysfun...

Here's Why It Feels Like Rent Eats Up Your Entire Paycheck

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business

This is the clearest explanation for why more and more people are struggling to afford a place to live: in the last 50 years, rents have gone up signi...

Building Your Own Home From Open Source Blocks

Joshua Pearce | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Joshua Pearce

What if your next house were to cost 1/10th of the average home while sporting a long list of high-tech hyper-ecological features? With the help of th...

This Politician Wants Congress To Fight Gentrification

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

A New York politician has an offbeat plan to combat the pressures of rising rents and displacement in his neighborhood: federally designated anti-gent...

Working toward a world where everyone has a decent place to live

Henry Cisneros | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Henry Cisneros

I was raised to believe I could rise. I think many of us were. Our parents taught us, in ways large and small, that what mattered most was not where ...

Homeownership Has Plummeted In The U.S., But Not By Choice

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business

The U.S. housing market is bouncing back, but its recovery hasn’t done much for the millions of Americans who want to be homeowners. The homeowners...

Americans Want Bipartisan Action To Tackle Rising Rent

Terri Ludwig | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

Despite an unemployment rate that has sunk below 5 percent, many Americans are justifiably concerned about their prospects - and those of their childr...

Class Divide

Yvonna Russell | Posted 06.13.2016 | New York
Yvonna Russell

Rosa De Santiago in "Class Divide" Photo Credit : HBO Documentaries New York City Council Member Corey Johnson sponsored a screening of the document...

Coordinated Connections

Deborah De Santis | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Although vulnerable people rely on various services and programs, the attention and care they receive is not coordinated or effective, so they are left no better off in the long run than when they initially sought help.

A Platform for Connections

Deborah De Santis | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

This week, I will be joining nearly 800 local, state and federal thought leaders and policymakers committed to expanding supportive housing to create ...

Fastest-Growing Segment Of The Homeless Population May Surprise You

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 06.07.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

At one time or another, we've all come across street people, most of whom find themselves to be intermittently or chronically homeless. But the scope of homelessness runs deeper than what a cursory glance renders or a brief interaction elicits.

The Soul of Our City

Bill de Blasio | Posted 06.05.2016 | New York
Bill de Blasio

Where does the soul of our city reside? Amid all the pressures and all the change in our neighborhoods, what do we--what can we--protect? For me, ...

There's A Profoundly Simple Explanation For San Francisco's Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business

This is an apartment listing San Francisco residents can only dream about: $150 for a brand new, three-room apartment with a “tremendous fireplace....

Hidden Camera Reveals How Little People Really Know About Poverty

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact

One project aims to change people's perception of poverty by bringing some of its lesser-known realities to light. The Salvation Army in Canada stage...

How Sky-High Rents Are Radically Changing New York Neighborhoods

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business

Gentrification has swept through two-thirds of New York City’s formerly low-income neighborhoods in the last decade and a half, according to a repor...

Unprecedented Political Commitment to Ending Homelessness: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 05.11.2016 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

We're heading into the final stretch of setting our collective budget priorities for 2017. The DC Council's first full vote on the budget is next Tues...

The Pragmatic Impacts of Sanders' Big Dreams

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination has pitted a dreamer against a realist, right? Bernie Sanders is the unrealistic one, and Hillary Clinton, the pragmatist, is the candidate who can get things done.

We've Fixed Fannie and Freddie; It's Time to Release Them

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Eva M. Clayton

Since the 2008 financial crisis, the twin housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been in a conservatorship. Yet, the status quo in Washington seems to be dug into keeping them hamstrung in permanent confusion.

Wrong Road to a Cure

Gregory Floyd | Posted 04.29.2016 | New York
Gregory Floyd

Although a plan for privatization and other questionable cost-cutting remedies are not as clearly outlined as in NextGen NYCHA, once again we must be concerned that a new generation of problems will not be addressed by the prescribed road to a cure.

Why are presidential candidates ignoring the housing crisis?

Fred Schebesta | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Fred Schebesta

In light of the upcoming Presidential election, of course gaining a competitive edge is one of the most difficult aspects for the campaigners. But eve...

Out of Homelessness, a Mom Turns Advocate

Center for Community Change Action | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Center for Community Change Action

This piece was originally published in Rooflines. By Fredrick McKissack, Jr. Jenean F. and her husband worked hard to achieve the increasingly elusi...