Housing

A new visualization tool by the Urban Institute provides a vivid portrait of an unfortunate truth: the foreclosure crisis and other effects of the Great Recession real estate market were worse for minority groups.
23 hours ago   The Washington Post
<p>Higher interest rates, cooling housing markets, restrictive mortgages and more cautious banks are combining to choke off the home refinancing market. The current wave of mortgage defaults could be just the "tip of the iceberg."</p>
Feb 12, 2007   The Wall Street Journal
<p>Serious analysts across the political spectrum are coming to the same conclusion: the housing market is set to crash, and with it, the economy.</p>
Feb 10, 2007   The Market Oracle
<p>The non-profit organization famous for building single family homes for low-income families is being to develop higher-density projects in high-cost urban areas.</p>
Feb 9, 2007   The Gazette
<p>To help make ends meet, some students have taken to living in illegal, and often unsafe, residences.</p>
Feb 9, 2007   The Santa Clara
<p>The first apartment buildings will soon begin rising on the former Hudson Yards, made possible by the rezoning of 300 acres two years ago.</p>
Feb 7, 2007   The New York Times
<p>The "often-overlooked measure" of homes for sale that are empty is the highest it's ever been. The figure could represent the influence of housing "speculators" and may signal continuing weakness in the national housing market.</p>
Feb 7, 2007   The Wall Street Journal
<p>With debris from construction and demolition of buildings accounting for nearly one-half of all solid waste in the U.S., some entrepreneurs are looking at this landfill fodder as a viable source of reconstruction materials -- and a source of revenue.</p>
Feb 6, 2007   E, The Environmental Magazine
<p>Brooklyn's Starrett City is for sale. While most of the rents of the almost 5,900 apartments are federally subsidized, the tenants fear eventual displacement. Governor Spitzer has signaled he is willing to assist to keep the project affordable.</p>
Feb 6, 2007   The New York Times
<p>A recent report has identified a severe housing shortage for senior citizens. Waiting periods for subsidized senior housing can last more than 13 months, according to the report.</p>
Feb 5, 2007   The Chicago Tribune
<p>Community land trusts are becoming an increasingly popular way to create new housing that is permanently affordable, and interest in the innovative organizations continues to grow.</p>
Feb 5, 2007   Lincoln Institute of Land Policy