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Affordable Housing

Homes For All? That's Our Goal

Bobbie Ibarra | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Bobbie Ibarra

We all know that times are hard. But we also know that even before the Great Recession, the number of people who had no residence was high. So why do so many people in the United States have no homes? And what can we do about it?

New Orleans Considers Tearing Down Claiborne Expressway

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Feb. 25, 2013 edition.) New Orleans officials hope to move residents toward a consensus ...

Robin Wilkey

Is SF's Affordable Housing In Jeopardy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.01.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -– "I've lived in this town long enough," Brian Basinger said to The Huffington Post. "I know what political corruption looks like." ...

Rally Brings Residents and Politicians to Speak Out for Housing

Elizabeth Falcon | Posted 03.30.2013 | DC
Elizabeth Falcon

Finding housing that is affordable has become more and more difficult for District residents. D.C.'s homeless population is growing, with the last count at nearly 7,000 adults and children without homes. For those who do have homes, many are paying an unsustainable amount on rent.

WATCH: NYC Wants Even Smaller Apartments

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Sam Neuman jokes that he doesn't casually throw off his coat when he gets home at night – it would take up half his apartment. Such...

Innovation in the New Grassroots Economy

Alliance to Develop Power | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
Alliance to Develop Power

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifThe national job crisis goes deeper than the availability of jobs. The day-to-day barriers to employment disproportionately impact families who lack cultural and economic capital to participate freely in the job market.

Another City Considers Criminalizing Homelessness

Bobbie Ibarra | Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact
Bobbie Ibarra

So once again, both in Miami and throughout the country, there are efforts to pass local ordinances that would make the innocent everyday actions of individuals experiencing homelessness criminal.

100 Jobs for DC's Homeless Residents

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

We're certainly starting the year off with a bang at Friendship Place! Our AimHire Job Placement Program - a team with only three paid staff members -...

Your Voice Is Needed to Help Stop the Community Care Facilities Ordinance in Los Angeles

Mark Horvath | Posted 03.08.2013 | Impact
Mark Horvath

The elimination of shared housing in residential zones would fall most heavily on people with disabilities for whom shared housing provides the best and most prevalent opportunity to live independently.

Micro Units Proposed to Make New York City Living Affordable

Harriet McDonald | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Harriet McDonald

While a micro unit might not be everyone's first choice, my guess is that quite a few people would find one an appealing and affordable way to begin life in New York.

Local Network Takes on Community Investing

Geri Stengel | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Geri Stengel

So what can we expect from these local, community-investing gatherings and these innovative efforts to harness private-sector financing for important public initiatives?

Ben Hallman

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Dial Back Loans To Low-Income Home Buyers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.21.2012 | Business

When the Federal Reserve vowed last week to buy up $40 billion worth of home loans each month for the indefinite future, the hope was to finally stimu...

Ten States Where Youth Rules

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

Times are tough for young adults. Jobs are hard to find, and the amount of outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. is staggering. Still, there are some states where conditions are much more favorable to young people.

Hospital Building Accelerates in New Orleans After Homes Were Moved

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business
Susan Buchanan

At combined cost to build of more than $2 billion, the two hospitals in the area will be an economic shot in the arm.

McKinney-Vento Turns 25 and Homelessness Continues to Grow!

Paul Boden | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Paul Boden

McKinney-Vento homeless assistance programs have increasingly become a catch-all system for people who were once permanently housed by mainstream federal programs such as HUD and USDA.

Eminent Domain to Stop Foreclosure: Clever, but Not the Only Solution

Miriam Axel-Lute | Posted 09.23.2012 | Money
Miriam Axel-Lute

The heat wave may have broken, but the news is still hot on the latest scheme to deal with underwater mortgages: getting them from the lenders through eminent domain in order to modify them and keep people in their homes.

Homelessness: 25 Years Later, It's Time to Recognize the Human Right to Housing

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 09.22.2012 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

Homelessness cannot be solved just by funding a few good programs. Rather, law and policy must ensure that everyone has a safe affordable place to live. It's time to recognize the human right to housing here at home.

Feds Seek Proof That Westchester County Isn't Racist

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 09.20.2012 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The federal government asked a judge Friday to compel New York's Westchester County to provide information about local zoni...

Aaron Sankin

A Thousand Cuts: America's Most Expensive City Struggles With Housing Gap

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.28.2013 | San Francisco

This article is part of a Huffington Post series on the global impact of austerity -- "A Thousand Cuts" -- from affordable housing funds lost in San F...

Attack Homelessness, Not Homeless People

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

As unemployment and foreclosures continue to drive record increases in homelessness, many cities are stepping up efforts to criminalize it. That's wro...

Tired of Climbing Up the Real Esate Ladder

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 08.21.2012 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

The would-be home buyer didn't like my advice about selling her house before she went to contract on another one. "That won't work. I won't have a p...

Homelessness is Getting Worse in New York City

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.11.2012 | New York
Steven Cohen

I believe that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a very successful mayor. However, one of the striking failures of his administration has been its inability to address the problem of homelessness.

Building 'Homefulness' Out Of Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

"Homefulness." I'm actually not sure that it is a word yet, but what a great idea! "Homefulness" instead of "homelessness." It's more than just four...

Great People No. 3: Helping Others Through Affordable Housing With Ed Norton and Abby Sigal

Robert LoCascio | Posted 07.17.2012 | Good News
Robert LoCascio

I caught up with Ed and one of his best college friends, Abby Sigal, over coffee to discuss something near and dear to both of their hearts and minds: affordable housing.

Aaron Sankin

George Lucas Hopes To Turn Failed Marin Studio Into Low-Income Housing

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.08.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Only weeks after neighborhood complaints forced filmmaker George Lucas to abandon plans to convert a renovated Marin County ranch int...