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October 29, 2015, 5am PDT
Drawing on a distinction between equality and equity, Rick Jacobus argues that so-called 'poor doors' are a necessary compromise to promote affordable housing and neighborhood integration.
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May 6, 2015, 1pm PDT
Has George Lucas discovered the ultimate anti-NIMBY weapon? Hint: It's not a lightsaber
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April 21, 2015, 8am PDT
A company owned by Berkshire Hathaway has been been indulging in some of the same tactics that led to the larger housing crisis about ten years ago.
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April 2, 2015, 11am PDT
If the high level of entrepreneurship among immigrant populations is part culture, part economic necessity, what can community development organizations do to foster their success?
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February 11, 2015, 7am PST
Farm land ownership matters on the edges of metropolitan areas, where farmers can find lucrative markets for their products and yet, with ever escalating land prices, face daunting odds in securing land to grow on or even to get started.
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January 27, 2015, 11am PST
In our work to build communities of opportunity where low-income people and people of color can thrive, we must acknowledge that income is how you get out of poverty, assets are how you stay out.
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January 24, 2015, 5am PST
Big, diverse, and a little bit different, the Millennial generation is often cast as the solution to—or the cause of—many of America’s housing challenges.
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January 22, 2015, 6am PST
It’s important to remember, as the Texas disparate impact case reaches the Supreme Court of the United States later this month, the actual people who bear the brunt of Texas' history of housing discrimination.
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January 18, 2015, 5am PST
Throwing money at our housing problems is clearly not the answer, but are there ideas from markets in Europe that might work for us?
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January 15, 2015, 2pm PST
Even local officials who prefer to talk about the fiscal rebound of their cities will not be able to accept escalating inequality as a byproduct of urban growth forever.
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January 14, 2015, 6am PST
A Supreme Court hearings less than two weeks away could destroy fair housing as we know it.
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January 9, 2015, 10am PST
Seven years after the housing bust began, millions of Americans are still suffering. And suffering is the operative word—because both foreclosures and economic inequality impact people’s health.
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January 6, 2015, 11am PST
As people move back into the cities, and rental housing demand goes up, it's been an interesting time for people wrestling with the problems of highly unaffordable areas to live.
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January 4, 2015, 5am PST
There is an invisible culprit in the great scandal of inequality in America: your Econ 101 textbook. Go ahead, dig it out from that storage chest, and undoubtedly you’ll read that inequality, while we might not like it, is good for economic growth
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December 26, 2014, 7am PST
Seattle tenants win in rejecting public housing's proposal to quadruple rent.
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December 23, 2014, 10am PST
A few weeks ago, Alan Mallach asked the question, "do urban neighborhoods need homeowners?" Tony Roshan Samara challenges his answer.
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December 20, 2014, 5am PST
Who wouldn’t want the many benefits that a thriving digital workforce can bring? Growing wages, agile thinking, and jeans and ping pong in the office! Oh, but wait...
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December 15, 2014, 1pm PST
Conversations about fair housing and place-based work too often lead to a perceived need to defend turf. Reece and Kriesberg got together instead to talk about common ground, using Rooflines as a hub for debate!
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December 10, 2014, 10am PST
What will it take for manufactured housing, the principal source of unsubsidized, affordable homes in the United States, to reach its potential?
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November 18, 2014, 6am PST
In a plot line of the documentary Gaining Ground, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative fights to keep the lines of communication open with a large, partner nonprofit when a major conflict threatens their relationship.
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