“Storms are nature’s way of causing gentrification,” so one couple bought property damaged by Hurricane Irma and placed it in a public trust.
It’s time to stop believing the lie that gentrification is inevitable.
Wildfires and the destruction they cause have become a societal problem. Addressing this issue comprehensively should include both short-term and long-term solutions.
Community land trusts have a long history of helping people afford a home. In a time of skyrocketing housing prices, that’s more important than ever.
Federal money for housing the pandemic wasn’t being spent. The city found a way to make sure more people were being housed sooner.
“The ultimate cause of homelessness is our spiritual break with the land.”
Unaffordable housing is a major factor that drives Black Oaklanders out of the California city—so what can we do about it?
A major for-profit affordable housing provider hasn’t evicted a single tenant since early 2020. How did the company do it, and can its method be a model for other developers?
After years of grassroots activism, the city has found success in addressing historical housing discrimination through community land trusts.
The climate crisis and the pandemic are spurring local governments to take action—and finally begin to address chronic homelessness.
One parcel at a time, Bay Area activists are pushing for land trust housing to decommodify land and take properties out of an unjust market.
The coronavirus pandemic has put pressures on tenants who lose work, and the landlords who lose rent income. This program tries to help both.
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Private equity firms snatched up rental properties, then neglected them. So Minneapolis activists organized the tenants to fight for their rights.
The coronavirus spread fast in homeless shelters, which prompted creative solutions to safe housing.
In an effort to counteract displacement in racially diverse neighborhoods, Seattle’s Equitable Development Initiative invests in community-led projects that aim to keep longtime residents in their neighborhoods.
A building offering affordable housing now stands as a symbol of trans self-reliance and resilience.
The pandemic has exacerbated housing instability and made tenant activism more critical.
As we face the impact of COVID-19, now is an opportune time to create equitable housing policies that can close the yawning gaps created by racial inequity.
Tenant-protection policies are spreading across California in response to pandemic-related housing insecurity.
The difficulty for people experiencing homelessness to regain their security puts a new focus on helping them before they lose their homes.
Domestic violence, the leading cause of homelessness among women and children, is increasing during the pandemic.
Clarksburg, West Virginia, had mapped out a plan to create a housing-first program for its homeless population. Then the pandemic hit, and the plan went into overdrive.
It’s time to think big about housing. No more evictions and foreclosures. Rent and mortgage cancellation on a grand scale. Twelve million new green housing units in the next 10
Terra Thomas, a florist in Oakland, California, doesn’t know when she’ll receive her next paycheck, a concerning predicament millions of Americans are now facing. “It’s terrifying for sure,” she says.
A new movement targeting “missing middle” housing is looking to meet the needs of people priced out of expensive markets but who don’t qualify for low-income subsidies.
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