A relatively small subset of Albuquerque's homeless population rejects the city's shelter system for a variety of reasons, choosing instead to live communally in tents. They are about to be evicted from their fourth location in a month.
California's Housing Trust Fund has been an empty treasure chest for 20 years as the gap between the demand for affordable housing and the number of available units has swollen to crisis levels. Now state lawmakers are trying to fix it.
High-end real estate transactions between the very wealthy, shrouded in legal secrecy and tangled in webs of shell companies, appear to be fueling criminality amid a housing affordability crisis for everyone who isn't rich.
Wealth is the primary driver of economic segregation, but new research helps to understand the key role that educational levels and the type of job opportunities available in a given metro area also play in determining how neighborhoods form and fill out.
Surging homelessness and collapsing temperatures have exhausted Washington, D.C.'s capacity to shelter those in need on cold nights, something city law requires. A short-term fix is underway, but advocates remain optimistic that Mayor Muriel Bowser will still focus on long-term solutions.
“This partnership will open up a whole new channel for private capital to come in and deliver energy savings to a population that would benefit enormously, without any new expenditure of public funds required.”
The sharing economy isn't always the unadulterated positive force that it is often portrayed as being, and San Francisco housing market activists think they've found a good way to illustrate the downside of Airbnb's ascendance.