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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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Affordable housing development helps to revitalize Binghamton, N.Y.

Affordable Housing Finance | A new 37-unit affordable housing development is helping to breathe new life into Binghamton, N.Y.’s First Ward. Read More

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Make Room President & CEO, Ali Solis, discusses the need for affordable housing with Congressman Danny Davis

Yesterday Ali Solis, President & CEO of Make Room, met with Rep. Danny Davis who represents the 7th Congressional District of Illinois. Read More

Another front in the Texas war to preserve segregated housing

City Lab | A new bill to change the application for housing tax credits would make it virtually impossible to build new low-income housing anywhere in the Lone Star State. Read More

At Seattle low-income-housing lottery, anxious crowd hopes and frets

Seattle Times | Inexpensive housing is so scarce in Seattle that competing for an affordable apartment is like playing the lottery. Read More

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