Despite the pandemic and economic crisis, affordable housing is being planned and built—one unit at a time. This project includes 78 apartments in Alameda for those who work in the school district.
Solving the housing problem will take creative solutions. In Charlotte, nonprofit, Roof Above, buys hotel and turns it into housing for 88 families. This winter, it will be used for an emergency shelter. By summer, it will begin its transformation into permanent housing for 80 families facing homelessness. With Covid Read more…
Working with a diverse workforce throughout his career, Justin is acutely aware of the struggle to find affordable housing. As an employer whose workforce faces housing challenges, Justin will bring a unique perspective to the OTSH Board.
For a 3D-printed house — constructed via robotics and light stone material, often in less than 24 hours — the cost ranges from $4,000-$115,000. Oakland, Calif.-based startup Mighty Buildings has 3D-printed around nine homes since 2017, but in 2021 they expect to build “at least 100 units, and likely many more,” said co-founder and Chief Sustainability Officer Sam Ruben.
Google does it again. Raising the bar and leading the way for other companies. Providing jobs also means providing affordable housing. The tech giant is teaming with Housing Trust Silicon Valley to back two affordable housing projects
This article discusses one of the challenges of affordable housing. Retaining existing housing means identifying money to repair and maintain those existing homes. Philadelphia’s Belinda Eldridge applied for a home repair grant that helped pay for her new roof, plumbing and electrical work.
In Hoboken, the 1988 Affordable Housing Ordinance (AHO) aims to counter the historical gentrification that has affected Hoboken’s diverse demographic. As with many communities, Hoboken is struggling to provide the affordable housing that will help it maintain its culture and diversity.
Stanford economist Raj Chetty found that children who moved to lower poverty neighborhoods saw their earnings as adults increase by approximately 31%, an increased likelihood of living in better neighborhoods as adults, and a lowered likelihood of becoming a single parent. Children living in stable, affordable homes are more likely to do well in school and have opportunities to learn outside the classroom.
With the dramatic drop in income for countless people due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions fell behind in their rent or mortgage payments. The federal government helped for a month or two. Now our cities and rural areas are filled with people in deep financial trouble, facing frightening consequences of not being able to make their monthly payments.