The people with the worst health often live in rental homes likely to make them sicker, and poor policy could make it worse.
Build-to-rent developments have been touted as a way to deliver affordable housing on a large scale. But, to date, the sector has not been focused on housing for people on lower incomes.
Today’s low-income housing developments, like this one in St. Louis, are of a much higher quality than those of the past.
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The concentration of subsidized low-income housing developments isn’t as bad as residents fear: It actually increases property values – at a faster rate than other neighborhoods.
Slow recovery for vulnerable households can slow the recovery of the entire community.
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The most affordable homes face the highest risks from disasters for three key reasons.
Workers prepare to install new water pipes in Walnut Creek, California, on April 22, 2021.
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It will cost tens of billions of dollars to find and remove all the lead service lines that deliver water to US homes and schools. A public health expert explains why he sees it as money well spent.
Evictions continued despite the ban imposed during the pandemic.
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‘Informal evictions’ in which landlords harass or pressure tenants out of their homes continued during the the pandemic and may have even seen an increase.
Residents of the Jacob Riis Settlement in New York City hold photographs of leaks, mold, peeling paint and other issues during a community town hall meeting on March 7, 2019.
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Building retrofits are no joke: They make dwellings healthier and more energy-efficient. And when they’re done in low-income housing, they also reduce inequality.
Solar power is becoming more common for households at all income levels. These homes in Richmond, California, went solar with the help of GRID Alternatives.
Solar power doesn’t have to be just for the wealthy anymore. With the right kind of financial incentives, households at all income levels can benefit from affordable clean energy.
A long-term housing stimulus package that focuses on retrofitting to cut energy demand would also help households repay the debts being accumulated during this crisis.
Apartments house one in ten Australians, including a higher share of low-income households than other housing types. A new study identifies why some high-density neighbourhoods work better than others.
Slum residents were said to do less exercise because of cheap motorcycle taxis.
Societal pressures make it hard for people living in low-income areas to change their ways.
Solar powered street lights in Kampala, Uganda.
Solar lights can help local governments drastically reduce their spending on electricity bills.
The largest public housing complex in the country, Queensbridge Houses, is located near the spot where Amazon plans to put a new headquarters.
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When large companies move into an area, the result is often gentrification. When this happens, the economic and social costs for displaced residents is typically high.