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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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Latest Rental News

City hosts online open house on affordable housing

Bellevue Reporter | Residents now have another opportunity to share their thoughts on Bellevue’s draft Affordable Housing Strategy, thanks to an online open house which is now live. Read More

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Group finding ways to make room for teachers

Herald Tribune | If you're having a hard time paying your rent, it would be great if an angel came along to help out. Read More

Make Room announces Diane Tomb to join board of directors

Washington, D.C. -  Make Room, the nation’s leading organization working to address the rental housing crisis in America, announced today that Diane Tomb, Executive Director of the National Rental Home Council (NRHC), will join its board. Read More

Foreclosure crisis makes Detroit a city of renters, not homeowners

USA Today | For the first time in half a century, renters now outnumber homeowners in Detroit. Read More

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