A recent study by Apartment List found that a significant share of Americans – three in 10 at last count – haven’t been able to make their housing payment on time amid the economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
We must follow the example set by Habitat’s volunteer-in-chief, President Jimmy Carter, and champion the oft-neglected role of affordable homeownership. Promoting the American dream of owning a home strengthens communities and is a key driver of inter-generational success.
Many facets of the ingrained social injustice and racial inequality that protesters are bemoaning stem from the country’s housing system, which for decades has discriminated against renters and homeowners of color.
In this article, Hannah Hoyt and Jenny Schuetz explore strategies to improve the efficiency of constructing apartment buildings through cost savings in site preparation, substructure work, and parking.
The 2020 Affordable Housing Needs Report offers specific recommendations to policymakers to remedy California’s housing challenges and highlights key indicators of housing affordability for low-income families in various counties.
After wrestling with recalcitrant homeowners, husbanding their parcels of land to keep their property values high, the state’s leadership passed a law that increased the availability of new rental units and put more money into homeowners’ pockets in 2016. The passage of the law has unlocked a wave of entrepreneurial energy as startups look to build things that can make money and solve a real problem for the state — and eventually — the nation.