New York Times · 18 September 2020
Digital mortgage platforms have the potential to reduce discrimination. But automated systems provide rich opportunities to perpetuate bias, too.
New York Times · 17 March 2021
Several banks have announced initiatives totaling billions of dollars that are aimed at addressing racial inequalities, but observers say the programs need to be carefully tailored.
StarTribune · 14 March 2021
Minnesotans have done a great job of studying reporting, and making goals to address racial disparities but have not moved on the racial disparities that exist in homeownership.
Edina Sun-Current · 10 March 2021
The Homes Within Reach program is intended to save affordable single-family homes in Edina, rather than seeing them torn down and replaced by luxury homes.
New York Times · 5 February 2021
While not currently allowed in Edina, this article about accessory dwelling units (ADUs) describes a growing trend. The article says, “In recent years…urban planners and policy wonks have hailed [ADUs] as a major solution to growing housing shortages for the country’s ballooning senior population. The option is especially attractive in denser areas where homes are typically expensive and unfit for people who might someday struggle with stairs and slippery bathtubs.”
New York Times · 6 February 2021
A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia showed that tenants who lost jobs in the pandemic had amassed billions of debt in rental arrears. They are doubling up with other families and having difficulty putting food on the table.
Star Tribune eEdition · 30 January 2021
Developers are planning more than a dozen tiny homes in Duluth, including an eight-unit park that is among the first and largest such developments in the state.
The Atlantic · 29 December 2020
One of TV’s most popular fictional families had stable housing and a middle class existence on the salary of one person without a college degree. In the 32 years since The Simpsons first aired, the purchasing power of the median paycheck has gone down dramatically.
Washington Post · 25 December 2020
Congress and President Trump have yet to approve emergency aid for renters or extend an eviction moratorium beyond Dec. 31, when it is set to expire.
New York Times · 2 December 2020
After December 31, millions of Americans are at risk of losing their homes as the federal eviction moratorium expires.