Housing Crisis

March 24, 2010, 5am PDT
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.
The New York Times - Business
October 25, 2009, 5am PDT
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.
Citiwire
September 23, 2009, 6am PDT
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.
Kunstler.com
August 25, 2009, 8am PDT
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.
Building
July 1, 2009, 11am PDT
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.
Bloomberg.com
April 3, 2009, 2pm PDT
This piece from <em>The Onion</em> presents the incredibly simple solution to the nation's economic troubles: build more houses.
The Onion
January 21, 2009, 1pm PST
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.
The New York Times
November 25, 2008, 5am PST
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.
The New York Times
September 8, 2008, 6am PDT
Merced California typefies the housing bust: speculation, foreclosures, and the construction of houses nobody can afford to buy.
The New York Times
July 16, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>As foreclosures increase throughout the country, more cities are looking to solve the problem of abandoned and dilapidated houses with demolition.</p>
The Economist
April 17, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Three years after Irvine, California's "Great Park" was approved, development of the planned public spaces, homes and businesses has struggled to move forward. The housing crisis is being blamed for the lack of action.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
April 4, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A new plan in the Senate looks to help the country deal with the backlash of the housing crisis by offering tax breaks and credit. But will it help people whose homes have been foreclosed?</p>
NPR
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