Affordable housing crisis intensifies
According to a recent NPR article, "The government data shows that rents are rising faster than normal. The big problem here is that after the last housing crash, we just didn't build enough homes to rent or to buy for about a decade. And that's the biggest reason housing is so expensive. So, we just need to build a lot more homes to catch up."
Yahoo Finance • July 13, 2022
The housing shortage isn't just a coastal crisis anymore
San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Washington have long failed to build enough housing to keep up with everyone trying to live there. And for nearly as long, other parts of the country have mostly been able to shrug off the housing shortage as a condition particular to big coastal cities. But in the years leading up to the pandemic, that condition advanced around the country.
The New York Times • July 14, 2022
Midwest region providing ample opportunities for renters
While homeownership is one of the cornerstones of the American Dream, realistically owning a home is just not in the cards for segments of the population. Renting, either by choice or by circumstance, will be the primary way they house themselves for the majority of their lives.
MReport • July 15, 2022
New affordable housing complex for people living with HIV opening this week
Supportive housing for people living with HIV is limited, but Project Transitions is working to change that for people like Clarence Fagins. A new complex is set to open next Wednesday, and Fagins said he doesn't know where he'd be if it wasn't for the supportive housing.
KVUE • July 16, 2022