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How 3D-Printing Can Make Housing More Affordable

Habitat for Humanity is working with 3D-printers to reduce the costs of construction and provide more housing for families in need.

January 5, 2022 - NBC News

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Post-Katrina Programs a Blueprint for Housing the Working Class

The housing initiatives developed after Hurricane Katrina teach valuable lessons for post-pandemic affordable housing production.

September 7, 2021 - NOLA.com

Green Bike Lane

Anti-Displacement Efforts and Green Infrastructure Signal Hope in Portland

The Living Cully coalition prioritizes the well-being of long term, lower-income residents with future-building revitalization projects.

July 19, 2019 - Next City


Neighbors Demanded a Wall Around a Habitat for Humanity Development in Florida

Habitat for Humanity agreed to build a wall around 166 new affordable homes as a necessary compromise for approval.

November 7, 2018 - NBC 2

CEQA and the California Dream: No Marriage, Except for Attorneys

A Habitat for Humanity Project in Silicon Valley is stymied by an effective, CEQA-wielding attorney who doesn't want his home office views obstructed and more traffic in his neighborhood.

July 10, 2018 - CALmatters

Fear of Low-Income Housing Blocks Veterans' Housing Project Near San Diego

In November, the city of Poway, California rejected a veterans' housing project. The story is informative for the way communities rally to obstruct the addition of low-income housing.

December 30, 2016 - Voice of San Diego

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Building Revitalized Neighborhoods

Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity has already been hard at work renovating homes and improving communities, with an ambitious goal to renovate 100 more homes in the next three years.

December 1, 2015 - Cleveland.com

Habitat for Humanity Builds Big in Portland

Kirk Johnson chronicles the nonprofit housing builder's move into larger-scale housing development in Oregon, as it takes advantage of the depressed real estate market, and the kindness of donors.

May 13, 2012 - The New York Times

Affordable Housing Industry Embraces Green Building Techniques

Affordable housing advocates find that green building techniques result in higher-quality construction -- and often with costs comparable to traditional building techniques.

January 7, 2012 - Shelterforce

Introducing Empowerhouse, an Ultra Affordable, Efficient Home

Recent winner of the Solar Decathlon's affordability category, the Empowerhouse costs under $230,000 to construct and uses an estimated 90% less energy than the typical U.S. home.

September 30, 2011 - Fast Company

Habitat For Humanity Sees Gold In Vacant Housing

Used to pouring resources into building new homes, Habitat for Humanity sees opportunity in the vast number of vacancies caused by the mortgage crisis.

September 26, 2009 - Miller-McCune

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