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I just want a home for my children

Four days after the birth of her son, Catrell Elijah, Ashanti was forced out of her apartment. Since August, she has been sleeping on her mother’s couch.

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Denver Forum for the 1st: A Make Room Event

Over the past decade, the population and economic growth in the Denver region and throughout Colorado has led to a critical shortage of affordable rental homes, particularly for low-income residents. Read More

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"Is it the housing and the bills that are killing me, or the salary?"

  Sandra Kessel spent two decades in welfare programs. Now she has a full-time job and receives no government assistance, but the burden of making rent on low wages is a constant struggle. Read More

I made it as an actor. I couldn’t make the rent.

The Clyde Fitch Report | Successful actor on Broadway and beyond. Victim of America's high-rent blight. Read More

How America’s renters are getting a raw deal

By: John Griffith | Twelve points that make the case for change Read More

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Why it would be a mistake to cut this HUD program

CityLab | A new Urban Institute report corrects the record on the benefits and flaws of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Read More

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Cities see the arts as a beautiful economic tool

The Wall Street Journal |Smaller cities are designating rundown areas as cultural districts and inviting artists and developers to help lead the way in revitalizing them Read More

Mapping the new urban crisis

CityLab | Which cities have the most severe income inequality, class segregation, and unaffordable housing? Read More

Affordable housing program gives city tax break to developers

The New York Times | It took nearly two years, but Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday reached an agreement with the New York State Legislature to put back together a long-running affordable housing program, known as 421-a, that gives developers a city tax break in return for building lower-price rental units. Read More

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