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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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To support early childhood development, invest in housing

 A growing body of research is demonstrating what we already intuitively know: that our children will have a much brighter future if they begin the journey of life in a decent, affordable home.  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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Harvard’s State of the Nation’s Housing 2017 Report Highlights Severity of the Rental Affordability Crisis

Washington, D.C. -  Harvard’s annual report underscores the continuing trend of growing rents and diminishing supply of affordable homes for renters. Read More

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To support early childhood development, invest in housing

 A growing body of research is demonstrating what we already intuitively know: that our children will have a much brighter future if they begin the journey of life in a decent, affordable home.  Read More

Can empty office buildings in downtown D.C. be converted into affordable housing?

The Washington Post | In a gentrifying city where residential rents and home sale prices have risen dramatically, several D.C. Council members want their colleagues to consider a novel approach to dealing with a stubborn byproduct of the prosperity. Read More

Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life

Vox | In 1940, a white developer wanted to build a neighborhood in Detroit. Read More

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