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21 December 2020
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Broadcast TV News
Since 2002, aging neighbors in Boston have been creating networks, known as villages, of supportive services that allow them to remain in their homes rather than leave to live in a senior center or nursing home. Now, ...
17 December 2020
San Jose, California, United States
In parts of California and New York, caregivers are constructing a small, free-standing building on their residential property to better care for loved ones. These structures, known as Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs),...
10 July 2020
Intergenerational home sharing is a mutually beneficial option for seniors and young people. There are about 60 programs, run by cities, nonprofits, and platforms in the style of Airbnb, that connect seniors and young...
9 July 2020
Renters' unions in the United Kingdom have provided more aide recently because the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated problems facing renters. The Association of Community Organisations for Reform Now is one of the lar...
2 July 2020
New York, New York, United States
A program that aims to help New Yorkers who are at risk of losing their homes has proven effective in keeping people housed. Studies have shown that it is difficult to transition out of homelessness so its goal is to ...
30 June 2020
San Francisco, California, United States
A "right-to-purchase" policy has enabled nonprofits to purchase residential buildings in gentrified neighborhoods in order to prevent the displacement of those relying on rent-controlled housing. Mission Economic Deve...
11 October 2019
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Cities like Santa Barbara are creating "Safe Parking Programs" that designate certain parking lots as safe and legal for residents living in their cars to park at night. An organized intake procedure on-site attempts ...
19 August 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Seeking a solution to crowded sidewalks outside their storefronts and places of business, corporations have teamed up with the city of Philadelphia to help those facing homelessness. Programs such as Hub of Hope and t...
Capital & Main
29 April 2019
Los Angeles County, California, United States
The temporary passage of a new ordinance has capped rent increases to three percent and allowed some families in Los Angeles County to successfully push back on no-cause, or unjustified evictions. The ordinance provid...
20 November 2018
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Street Outreach Court Detroit is a collaboration between the courts and service providers to waive legal and financial obligations post-conviction if a person makes a commitment to an individualized action plan. These...
16 November 2018
Portland, Oregon, United States
By giving housing preferences to local families, cities like Portland hope to stem gentrification and preserve the historic diversity of their communities. Portland’s “Right to Return” program aims to resettle familie...
14 November 2018
Denver, Colorado, United States
Housing voucher programs provide assistance to those who make too much to qualify for Section 8 housing, but whose wages can’t keep up with rent in their cities. Denver, Colorado, is addressing the financial burden of...
The Seattle Times
19 October 2018
Bellevue, Washington, United States
Under 800 Words
Landed will pay for half a teacher's down payment on a home in exchange for a quarter of profits when the house is sold down the line. The San Francisco-based startup has recently arrived in Bellevue, where the median...
17 September 2018
Washington, United States
Over 15 Minutes
Washington’s Snohomish County has implemented a program that embeds social workers with the police. The program has been an effective method to bring services to people in need rather than arrest and process them as c...
23 August 2018
San Jose, California, United States
Over 3000 Words
In cities where the rent is out-of-reach for many millennials, HubHaus is offering living that emphasizes community while also providing more affordable rents. Although the service does not directly address the issue...
1 March 2018
Austin, Texas, United States
When families are priced out of their homes in hot housing markets because of increasing property values/rental prices, they often have to move to new educational districts, pulling children out of their schools in th...
4 May 2017
Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Food security has increasingly become an issue for many families across the country, as economic instability and other factors contribute to the rising costs of living. Catholic Charities in Mansfield is taking a more...
20 April 2017
Eugene, Oregon, United States
Almost 4 years ago, Opportunity Village was established in Eugene. It’s a community of tiny houses for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
The Ithaca Voice
20 May 2015
Ithaca, New York, United States
Ithaca works on a three-pronged approach to conquer homelessness, and to make housing more affordable in general.
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