Homeownership

Wooden roadside sign "Entering Pine Ridge Indian Reservation" with mountains in background

Wealth Building Program Promotes Native Homeownership in South Dakota

The program connects tribal communities with resources to help households in some of the nation’s most underresourced reservations access homeownership.

January 23, 2023 - Next City

View of homes and Alameda, California skyline in background

Black Wealth Builders Fund Supports Black Homeownership

A Bay Area loan fund provides Black homebuyers with zero-interest loans to meet their down payments. But is it ‘reparations?’

December 27, 2022 - Next City

Low aerial view of two-story suburban Houston homes

Houston Becoming a Region of Renters

The area has seen a sharp increase in renters as rising housing costs put homeownership out of reach for more households and investors convert single-family homes to multifamily rentals.

December 14, 2022 - Houston Chronicle

One-story houses dusted with snow in Durango, Colorado with snowy mountainside in background

Affordable Housing Measure Passes in Colorado

A voter-approved measure will set aside existing tax revenue to support affordable housing projects, homeownership initiatives, and rental assistance programs.

November 15, 2022 - The Colorado Sun

Aerial view of Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff Housing Needs Outstrip Supply

Data from Flagstaff shows a growing need for affordable rental housing and homeownership options, which the city’s ten-year housing plan is working to address.

November 1, 2022 - KNAU NPR

White house with For Sale and SOLD sign

Home Prices, Demand on Downward Trajectory

The once-overheated housing market continues to cool as rising interest rates reduce demand.

October 26, 2022 - Bloomberg

For sale sign with SOLD sign pasted over it in front of white suburban house

Seven Charts Highlight the Strangeness of the Housing Market

The unique conditions created during the last few years have upended the U.S. housing market and led to some unusual trends.

October 12, 2022 - Bloomberg News

First-Time Buyers

The Vanishing American ‘Starter Home’

Rising land costs, expensive materials, and onerous building and lot size requirements are making it harder to build small, affordable ‘starter homes’ in the United States.

September 28, 2022 - The New York Times

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Community Land Trusts Make Homeownership Accessible

The organizations sell homes to low-income buyers at rates far below market prices, putting homeownership within reach for more families.

September 27, 2022 - Next City

Aerial view of homes west of downtown Chicago, Illinois

Chicago ADUs Concentrated in More Affluent Neighborhoods

An analysis of city-issued permits shows that homeowners in gentrified wards are building accessory dwelling units at much higher rates than those in less well-off communities.

September 18, 2022 - Chicago Sun-Times

Harvey Floods Houston

Access to Flood Risk Data Shifts Homebuyer Behavior

With climate risks threatening more communities, providing clear, accessible risk information to potential homebuyers can help households make informed decisions and inform local resiliency efforts.

September 12, 2022 - Redfin

Victorian homes in Oakland, California

Closing the Homeownership Knowledge Gap

An Oakland program geared at Black homeowners wants to empower households to understand the opportunities in building and renting accessory dwelling units.

August 29, 2022 - Next City

Row of manufactured homes on an asphalt street

Protecting America’s Manufactured Housing

Governments at all levels are finally waking up to the benefits of protecting and encouraging the production of factory-built homes, which offer an affordable, efficient form of housing that many Americans depend on.

August 17, 2022 - Governing

Aerial view of Milwaukee, Wisconsin skyline with large old homes in the foreground

Report: Milwaukee Racial Homeownership Gap Increasing

The inequality in the city’s housing market is growing at a rate surpassing other peer cities.

August 1, 2022 - Wisconsin Policy Forum

California Houses

No End in Sight to U.S. Housing Shortage

Despite recent cooling in the overheated U.S. housing market, high costs and labor and supply shortages are causing continuing hardship for potential homebuyers and renters.

July 26, 2022 - The Hill

Texas State Capital

Austin Metro Home Sales Slow Dramatically

After a whirlwind of rising costs and sharply spiking demand for housing in smaller cities, the housing market is cooling down to pre-pandemic levels.

July 21, 2022 - KVUE

Aerial view of suburban homes in New Jersey.

New Jersey Bill Would Ease the Path to Homeownership for Low-Income Families

A bill passed by the New Jersey state legislature would discourage investors from buying and flipping homes while giving households that have experienced foreclosure first bidding rights on auction properties.

July 1, 2022 - NorthJersey.com

Townhomes in suburban Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta Mayor Wants To Restrict ‘iBuyers’

The rise in investors buying up properties, sometimes before they’re even listed on the open market, is causing sharper spikes in home prices. Atlanta’s mayor wants to end that.

June 20, 2022 - Bloomberg

New York City, New York

Black Housing Project Spotlights Black Homeownership

A new initiative highlights the stories of Black homeowners in New York City and the challenges that Black homebuyers continue to face across the country.

June 3, 2022 - Black Housing Project

For Rent

Americans Find it Increasingly Difficult To Move

High housing costs and low supply are making it harder for American families to move as household dynamics and job opportunities change.

May 30, 2022 - The New York Times

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