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Newark Kicks Off $1 Home Sale Program

The city sold seven properties as part of an effort to revive blighted sites and encourage housing production.

March 5, 2024 - Smart Cities Dive

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Opinion: Federal Policies That Could Ease the Housing Deficit

The president of Habitat for Humanity has some suggestions for U.S. lawmakers.

February 11, 2024 - The Hill

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Report: Just 7 Percent of Homes for Sale Affordable to Black Households

The affordability crisis continues to impact American households across the board, with 16 percent of listings affordable to the average household.

January 31, 2024 - Yahoo Finance

'For sale' sign with 'Sold' update in front of large single-family home with family of three walking toward house.

How the Housing Market is Driving Millennials to Exurbs

As they age and form families, millennials find it increasingly difficult to afford housing in urban areas.

January 29, 2024 - Strong Towns

Historic homes with intricate white trim on tree-lined street in Richmond, Virginia.

Richmond Program Promotes Black Homeownership

Economic Mobility and Black Homeownership Pilot identified barriers to homeownership and provides homebuyers with down payment assistance and counseling.

January 18, 2024 - Next City

White clapboard house with For Sale sign in front yard

Majority of US Home Listings Are Unaffordable

Just 15.5 percent of homes for sale in 2023 were affordable for the average earner, but there could be hope for 2024.

December 29, 2023 - CBS News via Yahoo Finance

White modular home being installed on a lot.

Modular Homes Make Housing More Affordable in Chicago

Cheaper and faster to construct, modular homes provide an affordable alternative to traditional new construction for low- and moderate-income residents on Chicago’s South Side.

December 8, 2023 - WTTW

Old cemetery with weathered wooden cross grave markers in Goldfield, Nevada with mountain in background and blue sky.

Contested Property: Haunted Houses and the Anxiety of Ownership in America

Sometimes home becomes a place of fear for the least supernatural reasons.

October 31, 2023 - Diana Ionescu

Blue small sedan in driveway of ranch-style one-story home with light green walls and dark brown garage door and trim.

Opinion: Why ‘Starter’ Homes and Cars are Both Disappearing

How lower-income consumers are being priced out of accessible options.

October 23, 2023 - Discourse Magazine

Close-up of hand filing out FHA Loan application on desk with calculator next to paper.

Federal Rule Change Lets Banks Include ADU Income in Mortgage Decisions

A policy change from the Federal Housing Administration is designed to spur more rental housing construction and bring homeownership within reach of more U.S. households.

October 17, 2023 - MReport


Miami-Dade County Approves Community Land Trust

The unique housing model offers low-income households the opportunity to own homes.

September 25, 2023 - Axios

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Report Links Zoning and Land Use to Structural Racism

The historically comprehensive study outlines the policies that have shaped homeownership, generational wealth, and economic development in the Puget Sound region.

August 4, 2023 - The Urbanist

White house with For Sale and SOLD sign

U.S. Home Sales to Foreign Buyers Drop by Almost 10 Percent

International purchases of homes on the U.S. housing market slowed in the last year.

August 2, 2023 - National Association Of Realtors

Craftsman-style white kit home from Sears catalog sold in early 20th century

Where Have all the Kit Homes Gone?

Buying a house through the Sears catalog was, for a brief historical moment, a popular and affordable way to become a homeowner.

August 2, 2023 - Fast Company

Aerial view of homes west of downtown Chicago, Illinois

Assessing the Racial Home Valuation Gap

Research shows that homes in communities of color are consistently undervalued by, in some cases, over $1 million.

May 24, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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When a Land Bank Starts a Land Trust

An Ohio land bank adds to its developing power through a community land trust.

May 17, 2023 - Shelterforce Magazine

Large suburban homes on cul-de-sac in Maryland against sunset sky

Remote Work and the Shift to Suburbia

Is the growth of working from home turning America into a ‘suburban nation?’

May 10, 2023 - Fortune

Couple embracing happily in front of home with "SOLD" sign

Millennials Now Majority Homeowners

Just over half of people in the ‘Y’ generation now own homes, but the largest generation also continues to dominate the rental market.

March 30, 2023 - RentCafé

White clapboard house with For Sale sign in front yard

The Racial Gap in Homeownership is Growing

Black families face bigger challenges when trying to buy homes, leading to a growing gap between Black and white homeownership.

March 9, 2023 - Madison 365

Cash Buyout

All-Cash Home Sales on the Rise

Cash buyers are becoming more common in many U.S. real estate markets, even as the housing market begins to cool.

February 13, 2023 - The Washington Post

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