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Affordable Housing

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 | 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...

The Power of WE

Paul Boden | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Paul Boden

Why wouldn't our government want the people being governed to be educated, healthy, well-housed and able to freely be in nature? Is it wrong to think that government should want these things for all people?

Women Building Homes For Women

Liz Crossman | Posted 05.04.2012 | Impact
Liz Crossman

Not too long ago, I met a woman who was volunteering to build a Habitat house. Owning a decent, affordable home had changed her life, and she wanted to do whatever she could to help make that dream a reality for other families.

Note to 2012 Candidates: Have a Plan for Your Young Constituents

Rory O'Sullivan | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Rory O'Sullivan

Any serious candidate running for political office should have a real youth agenda. Our generation deserves no less, and the future of our country depends upon it.

Hult Global Case Challenge Brings New Ideas, Solutions to the Struggle Against Poverty

Jonathan Reckford | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Jonathan Reckford

This year, the challenge presented to students focused on alleviating global poverty, and students were to develop solutions along three tracks: affordable education, affordable energy and affordable housing.

How One Man Is Revolutionizing Senior Housing

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.30.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

Forget bingo and donuts. Real estate developer Tim Carpenter is quietly revolutionizing senior living, creating affordable communities focused on wellness, life-long learning, community building, and intergenerational arts programs.

Philadelphia Offers LGBT Seniors An Affordable Place To Retire

AOL Real estate | Posted 04.23.2012 | Fifty

In what's being hailed as a first of its kind, a gay-friendly affordable-housing development financed entirely with public money is scheduled to rise ...

Art + Words = Change + Power in Harlem

Pam Allyn | Posted 06.16.2012 | New York
Pam Allyn

For so many of our families and our children, the challenges of living in this wonderful city are not subway delays or long lines at Starbucks, but putting food on the table.

Fed Up With Housing Policy

Paul Boden | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Paul Boden

We can't put our hope in politicians and organizations that attempt to smooth out the edges of terrible legislation while people lose their homes and programs are gutted. In communities across the country, groups are joining hands to build a movement for the human right to housing.

Housing As a Pathway to Better Health and More Opportunity

Sandra B. Henriquez | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Sandra B. Henriquez

Ultimately, the Obama administration's rental assistance demonstration is about providing families who need help paying the rent with real choices.

A Month of Rebuilding, a Month of Service

Gary A. Officer | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

As we celebrate National Rebuilding Month, we are reminded of the crucial role that service plays, in varying forms, throughout our organization and our mission to provide everyone a safe and healthy home.

What New 'Age-Friendly' Communities Will Be Like

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

By 2030, nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population will be 65 and older, according to the federal Administration on Aging. Anticipating the challenges ...

Will California Act to Create More Affordable Housing?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 06.08.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

It used to be the "American Dream" was to purchase a detached single family home down the street from Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. Today, that dream has been reduced to simply hoping your family can afford rent on a two-bedroom apartment sandwiched in a multi-storied stucco box.

Does America Have Enough to Pay Rent?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

What does it mean to have to pay a larger percentage of your household budget toward keeping a roof over your family's head? Less money for other essentials like medical costs and food.

Alexander Eichler

Why It's A Terrible Time To Be A Low-Income Renter | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

Everyone knows the economy has been rough on homeowners lately. But for people who rent -- especially for people who rent and don't make very much mon...

Keeping a Roof Over Our Heads

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Congress must not let the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act expire at the end of the year. Today 12 million Americans are on the verge of losing their homes because they owe more money than their home is worth.

Watch: Recycled Pallet House Self-Assembled for $500 to $3000

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.07.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

They thought about bottles and tires. Then Wines tripped over a shipping pallet on the way home from work one night and something clicked. Using only shipping pallets, or skids, the I-Beam architects created a tiny, modular home design.

Laura Rowley

'Unassisted Living': Beautifully Ageless Homes For Post 50s | Laura Rowley | Posted 03.14.2012 | Fifty

If you’re considering moving, downsizing or building a home in retirement, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in the new book “Unassisted Living:...

The Sum of All Their Fears: Why District 7 Suffers While the Money Is in the Bank

Xavier L. Suarez | Posted 05.05.2012 | Miami
Xavier L. Suarez

For the better part of my nine months in office, I have been meeting, emailing, cajoling, convincing, explaining and seeking to settle disputes on three important projects.

It's One Of Those Recoveries Where People Can't Afford Food

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

Here in the United States, growing numbers of people can't afford that most basic of necessities: food. More Americans said they struggled to buy f...

An Empire of People-Less Homes and Homeless People

Joel John Roberts | Posted 04.23.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

There was once a vast and prosperous empire that was the most powerful in the land. It was mightier than the ancient Mayans, more popular than the Rom...

The 10 Things Post 50s Want Most In Retirement: Study

Posted 02.21.2012 | Fifty

Post 50s planning for retirement are seeking a haven that offers everything from quality health care to affordable housing, low taxes to recreational ...

Redesigning Housing For The Homeless

Joel John Roberts | Posted 04.16.2012 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

We need to start thinking "outside of the home" when it comes to design. Changing the way we house homeless Americans could end homelessness.

Social Justice Quiz 2012: Thirteen Questions

Bill Quigley | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Question One. The combined pay of the 299 highest paid CEOs in the U.S. is enough to support how many median salary jobs?