There are 44 million households that are renting in the U.S., but even before the massive economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic many were already stretching their budgets to afford housing. But what will happen to them now? Hari…
By Sam Weber
Millions of Americans are forced from their homes every year. Evictions are usually considered in economic terms -- an outcome of housing supply and income levels -- but what about their physical and emotional impact? Research increasingly shows housing insecurity…
By William Brangham, Mike Fritz
Miami is one of the worst cities in the U.S. to live in when it comes to affordable housing, and residents pay among the highest share of their incomes on rent. But a recent plan endorsed by the city would…
By Alicia Menendez, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
For many college students, living costs may exceed the cost of tuition and fees, as affordable housing options are becoming increasingly hard to find. Some find they struggle with debt, or paying for meals; others are at risk for homelessness.
By Hari Sreenivasan, Cat Wise
By Stephanie Leydon, WGBH
Although cities across the country are struggling with a shortage of housing, especially at a manageable cost, there are millions of bedrooms going unused. Now, technology is enabling homeowners with rooms to spare to connect with renters who can’t afford…
By Elana Schor, Associated Press
A tax credit included in the housing plan is designed to help make rentals more affordable plus zoning changes, and new funding aims to boost construction of units for low-income renters.
By Gene Johnson, Associated Press
As the tech industry Microsoft brought to the region has boomed with the expansion of Amazon and other companies, the cost of housing has soared.
For decades, students and faculty from Auburn University's Rural Studio have been working, studying and living in Hale County, Alabama, and using architecture to serve the greater good. There, more than two dozen different homes that cost only $20,000 have…
By Teresa Wiltz, Stateline
Fearful of losing arts and entertainment, some cities are trying to provide artists and musicians with affordable places to live and work.
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