Middle-Income Housing: the Unstated Reason Why We Don't Build More

Also: Good Capitalists Should Love Transparency ● Working With Local Artists ● Putting Housing at the Forefront of the National Conversation
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Middle-Income Housing: the Unstated Reason Why We Don't Build More
Rick Jacobus, Street Level Urban Impact Advisors
For low-income residents in high-cost areas, there is no substitute for public sector action to provide below-market rate housing, but for middle-income households, the market really should be able to provide appropriate housing without government subsidy. So why doesn't this happen? More

Things You Need to Know to Work with Local Artists
Scott Short and Brigette Blood, Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council
In response to an influx of high-profile street art, one Brooklyn community development organization decided to invest in homegrown art and artists, and learn how to support them. More

Josh Silver
Good Capitalists Should Love Transparency
Josh Silver, NCRC
If conservatives truly believed in free markets, they would fight hard to make data available to everyone. But once again, that's not what they're doing. They're proposing . . . More

Putting Housing at the Forefront of the National Conversation
Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity
Despite an abundance of proof of the many benefits that a stable, healthy, and affordable home can provide, the underlying systems that led to the 2008 housing collapse remain unchanged. With a new administration and Congress starting to take action, it is crucial that . . . More

You Said It!

In Memphis, the average family can afford the average house. Ownership, in most neighborhoods, is cheaper than renting. A great deal of housing policy and conversation is centered on . . . --Steve Lockwood, more

I've seen several of these booming cities build mixed-use buildings that suffer the same fate you describe here: years of emptiness with full or near-full occupancy above. Part of this could be explained by . . . --Chris, more

The redevelopment of older suburban retail strip centers and malls is another way in which the demise of brick and mortar retail may open opportunities for housing development. We are already starting to see housing as one of the predominant . . . --Barbara Samuels, more

This is a fantastic article. Artists of the Okanogan is an art group that is very service oriented. We are working on introducing art to the young people of the community. We do . . . --Artists of the Okanogan, more

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