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Are You Unable To Afford Decent Housing? Welcome To The Club

Are You Unable To Afford Decent Housing? Welcome To The Club
Above Photo:  ‘By the time I was seven, I had already moved four times.’ Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images The affordable housing crisis is becoming inescapable. We have now reached the point where a minimum-wage worker can only afford to live in about a dozen counties in the entire nation. Even those with college degrees and wages above minimum wage struggle. This problem doesn’t just impact countless poor Americans any more. Now it hits ... Read more

Co-Ops Lead By Putting Communities In Charge Of New Housing Projects

Co-Ops Lead By Putting Communities In Charge Of New Housing Projects
Above Photo: Mehrs als Wohnen won a World Habitat Award last year The new model, social production of habitat, sees residents rather than the market determine their living environment Co-operatives, community land trusts and other housing models are coming together to help communities design their own homes and neighbourhoods. The new concept – known as a platform for social production of habitat (SPH) – means locals are involved in ... Read more