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Canada's bold plan to make housing more affordable is showing signs of working and could be a model for the US

The Canadian federal government is finding new ways to pressure local governments to legalize dense…

Eliza Relman   


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Montana's housing crisis is a warning for older homeowners across the country

Older and retired Montanans are particularly hard hit by the state's severe housing crisis, as thei…

Eliza Relman   


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Housing affordability improved in just 1% of US counties last quarter

Just seven counties saw housing affordability remain under historical averages, according to data f…

Filip De Mott   


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How a Montana retiree will save on spiking home insurance and taxes by living in a type of housing that's illegal in many places

Sylvia, a 71-year-old retiree in Montana, is taking advantage of city and state laws encouraging th…

Eliza Relman   


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A single mom who made $55,000 last year working 3 jobs says she's struggling to pay the bills but doesn't qualify for SNAP or affordable health insurance

A single mom who made $55,000 last year across three jobs says she can't pay the bills and doesn't …

Jacob Zinkula   


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Georgia gave low-income Black women $20,000 over 2 years. A participant said the money helped her afford day care and pay bills.

Shamarra Woods, 31, used her $700 a month in basic income to afford childcare, rent, and groceries …

Allie Kelly   


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Millennials who can't afford to buy homes are helping make suburban Chicago and Miami the most competitive rental markets in the US

The pandemic-induced rise of remote work fueled competition in certain suburbs and Sunbelt cities, …

Eliza Relman   


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A Gen Xer struggles to afford housing and groceries, but her income is about $100 too high to get help

Melinda Binkley, 56, has tried to apply for safety net programs before but she's told her household…

Allie Kelly   


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Here's how inflation has ratcheted up the cost of basics like housing and food for families across the US

Daily essentials are inflating faster than broad inflation indexes, as the ALICE Essentials Index i…

Juliana Kaplan,Noah Sheidlower   


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Why America's housing-affordability crisis will continue through at least 2026, according to BofA

Pandemic-induced price appreciation will continue until at least 2026, Bank of America said.

Filip De Mott   


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Luxury homes soar to 21 per cent market share; Affordable housing declines to 20 per cent in 5 years

In Q1 2024, of approximately 1.30 lakh homes sold across the top 7 cities, luxury homes priced abov…

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3 signs the housing market's affordability recession is finally ending

The housing market will see a rolling recovery as supply, price growth, and sales slowly improve, C…

Filip De Mott   


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New York City briefly opened its housing voucher waitlist. But getting that assistance is as unlikely as getting into Harvard.

When New York City briefly opened its housing voucher waitlist for the first time in 15 years, more…

Eliza Relman   


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A policy that's supposed to create more affordable housing often backfires, leaving cities with higher home prices and rents. There's a way to fix that.

Inclusionary zoning is often so expensive that developers build less housing overall. Making it vol…

Eliza Relman   


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A 62-year-old employed 'peak boomer' in California makes too much for affordable housing but lives in her car: 'I'll work until I drop'

Cheryl Simmons, 62, is a parking lot attendant making $42,000 a year who lives in her car in San Di…

Noah Sheidlower   


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If you want a high-paying job and a more affordable house, move to the Rockies or the South

Places like Utah and Idaho are doing well, but New York is becoming more distressed.

Juliana Kaplan   


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Denver gave people experiencing homelessness $1,000 a month. A year later, nearly half of participants said they had housing.

Participants in Denver's basic-income program reported having more-secure housing, though results w…

Allie Kelly,Noah Sheidlower   


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A boomer who lives on Social Security worries she won't get hired because she can't afford a car: 'I don't even have $1 in my wallet.'

Virginia Hambrick, 66, fears she may need to go back to work but also can't afford the necessary tr…

Allie Kelly   


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A Bay Area county gave low-income moms $1,000 a month. 2 years later, more families had stable housing and new jobs.

Marin County, California gave 125 low-income mothers of color $1,000 a month for two years. Familie…

Allie Kelly,Noah Sheidlower