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Three Ways Community Land Trusts Support Renters

by Kimberly Burrowes
From childhood through retirement, stability and roots in a community are a source of well-being. Yet, attaining and sustaining this stability can be challenging—especially…

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Can Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing Boost Economic Mobility and Minimize Displacement?

by Oriya Cohen
Public transportation provides critical connections to jobs, education, and health care, especially for low-income families without a vehicle. But improving transit access can be a…

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To Improve Lives and Expand Opportunities, Recognize the Power of Housing

by Maya Brennan and Veronica Gaitán
Housing is at the epicenter of all opportunities and outcomes. It is the first rung on the ladder to economic opportunity, and a person’s access to opportunity…

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In Their Own Words: Veterans with Disabilities Share Their Housing Challenges

For Veterans1 with a military-related disability, finding a home that accommodates their health conditions can be challenging. Research on people with disabilities demonstrates this task’s…

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Five Ways States Can Strengthen Local Housing Markets

by Veronica Gaitán
As rental demand increases among all income groups, low-income households face dwindling options for safe, decent, and affordable housing. Although the long-standing shortage of…

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Is the Most Effective Mix of Solutions on Your Menu for Addressing the Housing Crisis?

by Zachary Murray, State and Local Policy Specialist, Grounded Solutions Network
Communities from coast to coast are confronting a housing affordability crisis, and the crisis takes different forms….

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What Housing Challenges Do People Newly Released from Prison Face?

Each year, more than 700,000 people newly released from prison reenter society and face economic hurdles and employment barriers. They also have trouble finding affordable housing—a major factor in…

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Home Value Segregation Is Associated with Racial and Income Segregation

Unevenness of housing values is linked with racial and income segregation within a metropolitan region, according to Cheryl Young of Trulia. Using the Index of Dissimilarity, the Index of…

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Supporting a Whole Housing Ecosystem

While affordable housing policies understandably focus on housing subsidy and incentive programs to improve economic security and access to opportunity for low-income families, recent research…

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Rental Outlook Includes Challenges for Affordability and Services

The biennial America’s Rental Housing report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University spans the topics of rental demand, supply, market conditions, affordability, and policy…

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