Topics :: housing

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Tiny Houses Are Trendy -- Unless They Go Up Next Door

By Scott McFetridge | Nov 19
Tiny homes have been promoted as the solution to all kinds of housing needs, but their popularity often fails to translate into acceptance when developers try to build them next door.

Higher Prices Squeezing Both Renters and Would-Be Homeowners

By Alex Viega | Jun 18
A diminished supply of available homes is swelling prices in large U.S. metro areas from New York to Miami to Los Angeles, squeezing out would-be buyers and pushing up rents as more people are forced to remain tenants.

Decade After Housing Peaked: Owners Richer, Renters Hurting

By Josh Boak | Jun 20
South Carolina (AP) - It's a troublesome story playing out across America in the 10 years since the housing bubble peaked and then burst in a ruinous crash: As real estate has climbed back, homeowners are thriving while renters are struggling.

Agrihoods Take Root: A Housing Trend Rooted in Agriculture

By Michelle Locke | May 21
Feeding off the continuing interest in eating fresh, local food, developers are ditching golf courses and designing communities around farms, offering residents a taste of the pastoral life - and tasty produce, too.

Rent Control Spreads from Pricey San Francisco to Suburbs

By Jim Har | Apr 6
Charles Edwards is a merry self-described hillbilly from Tennessee who knows much about Victorian-era railroads and not so much about political campaigning.

NYC Bets Big on 'Supportive Housing' to Curb Homelessness

By Jennifer Peltz | Dec 14
Facing a stubborn swell in homelessness, New York is embarking on a $2.6 billion plan to create 15,000 "supportive housing" apartments.

More Than Half of U.S. Renters Older Than 40, Study Says

By Joan Boak | Dec 13
The majority of U.S. renters are now older than 40, a fundamental shift over the past decade that reflects the lasting damage of the housing crash and an aging population.

LGBT Refugees Find Housing A Hurdle in SF

By Matthew S. Bajko | Aug 1
San Francisco's high housing costs are particularly problematic for LGBT refugees resettled to the Bay Area. Most come with little money, few or no local connections, and uncertain job prospects.

HUD Guidance Protects LGBT Seniors

By John Riley | Jul 19
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Monday announced a positive development for LGBT seniors seeking housing.

SAGE Launches National Housing Initiative for LGBT Elders

By EDGE | Feb 5
SAGE has launched a comprehensive national initiative to address the LGBT older adult housing crisis, hosting a panel discussion at its national headquarters on February 3 with marriage equality pioneer Edie Windsor.

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