A New Oregon Law Would Make It the First State to Ban Single-Family Zoning
Democratic Governor Kate Brown is expected to sign off on the law, which would affect areas that are home to some 2.8 million people.
How Cities Across the U.S. Are Using Philanthropy to Combat Inequality
All over the country low-income citizens are struggling to attain more economic mobility. A new program funded by two large foundations is working to address that.
Democrats Agree That the Housing Crisis Is a Problem. They Just Don't Agree on How to Fix It.
For an issue on which so many agree—the rent is too damned high, especially in urban areas—housing affordability doesn't present one single obvious fix.
Can Google's $1 Billion Real-Estate Pledge Put a Dent in the Bay Area's Housing Crisis?
The growth of the tech industry has put a high premium on available housing, and new construction isn't keeping up with need.
HUD Is Proposing a New Restriction on Housing Assistance. It Could Cost Thousands of Kids Their Homes.
Housing advocates, immigrants' rights groups, social policy think tanks, and public housing management organizations have united in opposition to the rule.
Inside the Political Fight Over How to Handle California's Housing Crisis
From Sonoma to San Diego, the state faces a massive affordability crisis; across the political gradient, few residents disagree on that, even if they don't see eye to eye on how to solve it.
Smartphones Are Changing How Homeless People Survive
Middle-class pedestrians sometimes think an iPhone is a luxury for a poor person. In fact, that device can help them find resources, health care, and community.
For Some New York Landlords, It's Legal to Take Tax Breaks and Then Raise Rents Without Limit
The protections stem from when Rudy Giuliani, together with the real-estate industry, maneuvered behind the scenes in 1995 to exempt downtown Manhattan apartments from rent stabilization rules.