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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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Make Room looks forward to working with Pam Patenaude at HUD

Ali Solis, President and CEO of Make Room Inc., the nation’s leading organization working to address the rental housing crisis in America, issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Pam Patenaude to serve as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Read More

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How Trump's tax plan could hurt housing for LA's homeless

KPCC | President Donald Trump's proposal Wednesday to cut the corporate tax rate by 20 percent could wreak collateral damage on efforts to house L.A.'s growing homeless population. Read More

SF supe urges building affordable housing above fire station

San Francisco Chronicle | Firefighters from Station 13, one of the busiest firehouses in San Francisco, regularly respond to calls from high-rises across the north Financial District. Read More

Cities can't fix the new urban crisis

CityLab | Not on their own, at least. To address the ever-more-complex problems afflicting cities, we’ll need a regional approach. Read More

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