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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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More families are struggling with poverty in Boston’s affluent suburbs

Boston Globe | Many suburbs around Boston are known for their good schools, picturesque downtowns, and steady stream of residents commuting to well-paid jobs in the city. Read More

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With tax credit future unknown, new Mass. affordable housing units hang In the balance

WBUR | Bart Mitchell stands next to a snowy field along train tracks in Jamaica Plain's Forest Hills neighborhood. Mitchell's company expected the spot to be a work site right now, with 78 units of affordable housing. But then, the 2016 elections happened. Read More

D.C. judge rejects constitutional challenge to major affordable housing tool

Washington City Paper | A federal judge has ruled in favor of the District in a four-year case over inclusionary zoning, a policy allowing developers to construct larger buildings than otherwise permitted in exchange for creating affordable units. Read More

Report shows boost in New York State funds for affordable housing improves the economy

NY Daily News | At a time when New York City is facing a homeless crisis, a new report to be released Friday says that increasing state investment in affordable housing not only will benefit the needy but the entire economy. Read More

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