Public Property


Duluth to Provide Free Land for Creative Housing Proposals

To address its housing shortage, the city of Duluth is giving away free parcels of land to developers with viable proposals for low-cost housing.

December 13, 2019 - Next City

Balboa Peninsula

Beachfront Residences Can't Extend Yards Onto Public Beaches, CA Coastal Commission Decides

"It's like squatting by the rich," said one commissioner.

July 12, 2019 - The Orange County Register

Homeless Man

Solving Homelessness: Title V's Shortcomings and Potential Explained

The Title V program makes the hard parts of solving homelessness—finding the money and the property—a lot easier. So why hasn't it been used at a much larger scale?

May 22, 2017 - CityLab

Historic Atlantic City Airport Up for Sale—90 Percent Off 2008 Prices

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Evidence Bader Field as a cog in plans to revive Atlantic City's financial fortunes.

March 16, 2016 - Associated Press via

Anchorage Officials Seek State Lands to Ease Housing Crunch

Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has asked Alaska Governor Bill Walker to transfer more than 24 parcels of state land for high density housing.

January 8, 2016 - Alaska Dispatch News

Residents Protest for the Right to Bear Sleds on Capitol Hill Snow Day

The sledding ban on Capitol Hill was too much for Washington, D.C. residents to bear. They brought wintertime fun to Congress on yesterday's snow day.

March 6, 2015 - The Hill

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HUD’s 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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