Rising sea levels threaten affordable housing

There is already a nationwide shortage in affordable housing. And there's something that could make things worse - sea level rise. In the coming decades, it's expected to put tens of thousands of low-income housing units at risk of major flooding.

NPR • January 9, 2021

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A 401(k) for homeownership? Colorado housing leaders offer up solutions to affordability problem

“The federal government alone can’t solve this, the nonprofits can’t address this alone,” said Kelly Brough, the chief strategy officer at Metro State University and former head of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce who is also a co-chair of the group. “We need all levels of government, we need for-profit partners as we work on this.”

The Colorado Sun • January 10, 2021

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18 people, a deadly fire: For some, crowded housing Is not a choice

“I know it’s a freak accident, a fire,” Mr. Jones said. “But them being in that situation was systemic.” The situation — a growing family forced to crowd ever more tightly into the apartment it already had — is not unique to Philadelphia. Across the country, a crisis in affordable housing has been festering for years, and with the lifting of eviction moratoriums and the dwindling of rental assistance funds offered during the coronavirus pandemic, it is only getting worse.

The New York Times • January 8, 2021

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