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Affordability

Study: Renting Is Hot, But Affordability Concerns Loom

Courtney Craig | Posted 06.30.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

According to a study released June 26 by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, more people are renting than ever before - but the issue of affordable housing is one that continues to plague the rental market as well as the housing economy at large.

Where Can The Middle Class Actually Afford To Buy Homes?

Jed Kolko | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Where can the middle class afford to buy a home today? Affordability has worsened in the past year, as home prices have climbed faster than incomes and mortgage rates have risen. But compared with the longer-term past, homeownership still looks relatively affordable:

No More Alma Maters?

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

We must work together to fix the problems of accountability, accessibility and affordability of higher education for all people living in the United States.

MORE NYC Can Be a Better NYC

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.26.2014 | New York
Nathan Newman

The bottom line is that a dynamic, growing city can actually deliver more benefits to more people than the current focus on trying to freeze in the current "look" of the city, even as its heart and soul disappears as most people are priced out.

Access to Higher Education

Edward Summers | Posted 05.12.2014 | Education
Edward Summers

We can't just keep talking about the importance of access and affordability. We need to ensure it exists through public policies that support students no matter what type of institution they attend -- public colleges, community colleges or private institutions.

Republicans Want to Replace Obamacare With...Obamacare-Lite?

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Astonishingly, the Republicans have simply taken the provisions of Obamacare and made them temporary -- and called it "reform"! We'll give you fair prices, but only for a little while. We'll require you to sign up for insurance, but only until you back out.

4 Reasons Why Housing Wasn't an Issue in the State of the Union

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Jed Kolko

In tonight's speech, President Obama mentioned housing twice. First, at the start of the speech, he included the "rebounding housing market" as part o...

Should You Go to College Close to Home?

Shoham Geva | Posted 02.15.2014 | College
Shoham Geva

I was genuinely concerned that being this close to home was going to impede my personal development as an adult.

A New Vision for Affordable and Quality Higher Education Requires Leadership, Collaboration

Nancy L. Zimpher | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Nancy L. Zimpher

President Obama just did American students, educators, and businesses a favor. He made access to an affordable college education a national priority, and for that historic focus he deserves great credit.

Flawed From the Start: The President's New Plan for Higher Education

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 10.30.2013 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

All of us know that more must be done. But is this plan a good solution? The "best value" rating system may seem plausible at first glance, but there can be no doubt that it will do much unintended harm to higher education in America.

Disturbing Truth About Being Poor In America

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business

Just because the government doesn't define you as poor, doesn't mean you have enough money to live. The federal poverty line for a family of four w...

Is It Worth It?

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Do our students think that their liberal education proves valuable in regard to their careers and finances in later life? A purely economic indicator seems to show that their answer to that question is Yes.

Will We Take a Bold Stand for Our Youngest Citizens?

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Today, thousands of preschool aged children are placed on a waitlist waiting for space to open in an early learning program while the most important developmental milestones of their lives pass them by.

Why It's So Hard To Say 'I Can't Afford It'

Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.27.2012 | Women

Why is it still so difficult to say those four little words? That's the question journalist Veronia Dagher posed recently in the Wall Street Journa...

The 'Phoenix' of Health Care Reform: The Public Option

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

What these fourteen senators are now proposing with the public option is health care reform's phoenix. Or, to put it another way, the final chapter on the public option has yet to be written.

Health Care Reform: It Boils Down to Four Words

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

Regardless of the outcome, health care reform today comes down to four simple, words: accessibility, affordability, choice, and competition. For good measure, there is also perhaps a fifth word: right,

Affordability and the Public Option

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

At the end of the day, the way that most Americans will measure reform is by asking, "Do I have good health care that I can afford?"

Why Do Blue Dogs Want You and Me to Pay Three Times More Than They Do for Health Care?

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

Instead of asking families to pay huge portions of their income for health care costs, Blue Dogs should start by asking to roll back the tax breaks the wealthy got under George Bush.

The Health Reform Debate -- Myths vs. Facts

Jason Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rosenbaum

While it once seemed like our biggest battle was over whether we are going to get a strong public health insurance option as part of reform, that question has now joined a host of others in the debate.