Housing Crisis

Advocates for housing and quality of life in rural communities face an uphill battle in gaining attention, much less funding, to fight the problem.
17 hours ago   The Atlantic
The Feds have $1.5 billion to help homeowners at risk of losing homes to foreclosure. Deciding just which homeowners to help is no easy task. This article looks at the decision-making process in Arizona, one of the five states receiving federal aid.
Mar 24, 2010   The New York Times - Business
The problems facing urban America can be exemplified by looking at the city of Las Vegas, according to this piece from the Brookings Institution's Mark Muro.
Oct 25, 2009   Citiwire
James Howard Kunstler criticizes a recent New Yorker article that failed to consider the American pattern of suburban development as the cause of the banking crisis.
Sep 23, 2009   Kunstler.com
New "Lifetime Homes" standards in the U.K., which are designed to accommodate people at all stages of life, will lead away from ultra-small flats to larger apartments, says Builder Magazine.
Aug 25, 2009   Building
Yale economist Robert Schiller believes that the housing market is showing signs of improvement. "At this point, people are thinking the fall is over," says Schiller.
Jul 1, 2009   Bloomberg.com
This piece from <em>The Onion</em> presents the incredibly simple solution to the nation's economic troubles: build more houses.
Apr 3, 2009   The Onion
It's one of those good news-bad news revelations: the housing and job crises are causing more people to stay put. NY's out-migration was the lowest since the Census tracked outflows in 1982. More residents left Florida than arrived, a first.
Jan 21, 2009   The New York Times
Unable to sell their homes, thousands of aging seniors throughout the U.S. who would have moved to assisted or independent living or retirement communities are staying put - in homes they would love to leave but are financially tied to.
Nov 25, 2008   The New York Times
Merced California typefies the housing bust: speculation, foreclosures, and the construction of houses nobody can afford to buy.
Sep 8, 2008   The New York Times
<p>As foreclosures increase throughout the country, more cities are looking to solve the problem of abandoned and dilapidated houses with demolition.</p>
Jul 16, 2008   The Economist