For me, affordability has always been and it continues to be at the top of the priority list. Having grown up in a family with little means, I am especially sensitive to the profound impacts that affordable housing opportunities provide.
Tenants face a confusing and impersonal system when threatened with eviction in New York City Housing Court. But programs like Poverty Justice Solutions are making a dent in the problem by targeting the issues plaguing housing court.
Sanctions against people with drug convictions create obstacles to education, housing and public benefits -- the very things we know reduce recidivism and make communities safer, healthier and better places to live.
We should not view the residential separation of the old from the young as necessarily harmful and discriminatory but rather as celebrating the preferences of older Americans and nurturing their ability to live happy, dignified, healthy and autonomous lives.
Combatting homelessness is not for the faint of heart. Significant progress can be made with real and thoughtful partnerships in the government, business and philanthropic sectors. Our success will depend on our collective commitment to solving what is an undeniable and deepening crisis.
This program is more vital than ever as the need for affordable housing for seniors is growing exponentially. Yet, inexplicably, our leaders in Washington are de-prioritizing efforts to protect seniors by denying essential funding to HUD 202.
Residents of San Francisco and San Diego aren't the only ones getting priced out of California's housing market. Among the nation's 15 most-expensive metro areas, the Golden State is now home to almost half of them, according to a recent study by NerdWallet.
Some of the questions I get from readers make me wince. One reason is that I know the questioner is not going to be pleased with my answer.
Homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure are making their reappearance into the housing industry.
CDFIs do not always get the public attention they deserve, but without them, communities and people in need would have one less reason for hope.
All levels of government should adopt requirements making it clear housing that benefits from government funding cannot be denied to those with a criminal justice history unless there is a legitimate public safety reason for doing so.
Child homelessness is a stain on our society--the richest country in the world should not stand by as 2.5 million children are robbed of their futures. Addressing this problem requires we first acknowledge it exists--by counting every homeless child.
Without sound plans for growth, cities will continue to see an increase in informal settlements and crowded slums; and lack of secure tenure in these areas will discourage families from investing in housing improvements.
Most consumers need to borrow some of the money needed to purchase a home, but lenders will seldom provide it all; usually, they require that borrowers provide some of the money out of their own resources.
If you're wondering what the deal is or why you should make the switch from your big bank, you're already halfway to making a very smart decision.
Mortgage borrowers having to choose between the different types of mortgages face a puzzle, which may be particularly perplexing today.