(S)extra Room: The Cost Of A “Non-Private” Living Arrangement

A search online for cheap, quick housing turned up a category that I never knew existed: roommates with benefits.

A Minority View On Inner-City Poverty

“Building new affordable housing in wealthy areas takes investment away from the downtrodden areas that most need it.”

Today’s Rent-Saving Solution: Move Into An Old-Age Home

How long before someone options the rights to this story and turns it into a movie, or at least a sitcom?

Ready to Buy? Get Ready to Move

Prices in areas favored by Millennials are only 6.1% higher than in 2013. Great, right? Except Millennials still can’t afford to buy.

What We Give Up to Live in the San Francisco Bay Area

Let’s start with this: San Francisco was just named the second-most expensive place to rent by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, beating out New York City. Just pause and reread that sentence one more time—here, I’ll help: beating out New York City. (Honolulu was No. 1.)

The San Francisco Squeeze

Affordable Housing Promised, But Hard to Deliver

Robert Samuels has a long feature in The Washington Post examining how a collection of low-income housing near Union Station in Washington D.C. that was supposed to be revitalized has instead sent residents far from their homes, some living in conditions just as bad as before they moved. The “New Communities Initiative,” an affordable housing plan, was created eight years ago after the execution-style murder of a 14-year-old girl spurred residents and the mayor to action.

Bloomberg Announces the Winning Design for His Micro-Unit Dreamhouse

Would you live in one if you were looking for a single space in Manhattan? In theory, it looks great.