Where the suburbs end

Conor Dougherty · New York Times · 8 October 2021

A single-family home from the 1950s is now a rental complex and a vision of California’s future.

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Minnesota’s rent help website isn’t working for tenants or landlords — says someone who works with both

Peter Callaghan · MinnPost · 30 September 2021

Kelley Martin is the founder of a small housing nonprofit who also works of a for-profit property management company. Neither side of her work has had much success navigating RentHelpMN.

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What’s Driving the Huge U.S. Rent Spike?

Patrick Sisson · Bloomberg CityLab · 5 October 2021

Rent increases of 20% or more are making life difficult for low-income tenants in many cities, just as eviction bans and unemployment relief are running out.

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For Lucky Few, Paris Debuts Public Housing in a Pricey Landmark

Feargus O'Sullivan · Bloomberg CityLab · 25 September 2021

The 96 affordable units atop the renovated La Samaritaine department store offer world-class views in one the city’s priciest neighborhoods for about $500 a month.

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How a Hot Housing Market Exacerbates Inequality

Elizabeth Korver-Glenn · Bloomberg CityLab · 22 September 2021

Homeownership is becoming even less attainable as bidding wars, cash offers and racist ideas about buyers further disadvantage people of color.

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When Real Estate Agents Led the Fight Against Fair Housing

Patrick Sisson · Bloomberg CityLab · 28 September 2021

The new book Freedom to Discriminate argues that the real estate industry’s campaign to defend housing segregation still echoes in today’s politics.

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Apartments Built on an Assembly Line

Candace Jackson · New York Times · 10 September 2021

A California factory cuts the cost of apartment construction by thirty percent.

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As Minnesota, other states struggle to distribute rental assistance money, feds offer new guidelines (and a scolding)

Peter Callaghan · MinnPost · 3 September 2021

So far, Minnesota has distributed just 13 percent of the $375 million in federal money for rental assistance it received in December.

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Homeownership, racial segregation, and policy solutions to racial wealth equity

Rashawn Ray, Andre Perry, David Harshbarger, Samantha Elizondo, and Alexandra Gibbons · Brookings · 1 September 2021

Homeownership is often viewed as the entrée to the American dream and the gateway to intergenerational wealth. The loss of wealth in Black communities hastens a downward socioeconomic spiral.

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Homes for Change: Assemble’s FY21 Impact Report

Emma Telfer and others · Assemble Communities · 27 August 2021

Assemble is an Australian housing development organization dedicated to creating a better, fairer housing system. They have developed the innovative Build to Rent to Own Model – a hybrid build-to-rent model which offers stable rents, certainty of tenure, financial coaching, and community services to support low to moderate income Australians with a pathway to home ownership.

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