Local officials say there simply is not enough affordable housing for all the people who have lost their homes.
By Roby Chavez
In this next installment of our series, “Roads to Recovery,” Christopher Booker reports on efforts to reform Connecticut's land use laws, and the complicated mix of history, politics, and racial dynamics that impact who gets to live where. Advocates say…
By Christopher Booker, Sam Weber
During this coronavirus pandemic, we hear repeatedly from public health officials to stay at home. But many Americans don’t have stable housing -- and now, a growing number of people are being forced out of where they live because they…
By William Brangham
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
By William Brangham, Mike Fritz
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 Alicia Menendez, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
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 Hari Sreenivasan, Cat Wise
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 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.
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