The biggest starter-home shortage in 50 years is screwing up middle-class boomers' retirement. They can't afford to downsize, worsening the crisis.
The White House finally ordered government agencies to start fixing the housing shortage. Here's why it will barely move the needle.
The pandemic worsened housing inequality. While Americans are being pushed out of their homes, politicians continue to do nothing about it.
"The number one thing that businesses can do (to support affordable housing) is support higher taxes," says Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman.
The bill is meant to help low- and middle-income renters, and give a $15,000 refundable tax credit for first-time homebuyers.
Bay Area renters have the most expensive housing in the country, according to a new report by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
Business owners in beach towns down the coast are struggling to hire the staff they need to keep up with summer tourists.
The White House aims to build and retrofit more than 1 million affordable and energy-efficient homes to solve the country's housing shortage.
Donahue Peebles III has worked for his father’s real-estate firm, Peebles Corporation , since high school. He’s passionate about gentrification, telling Insider that lack of affordable housing is “a failure of American society.” Peebles talked to Insider about affordable housing, gentrification, and what he expects under a Biden presidency. Visit […]
Amazon will create or preserve more than 20,000 affordable homes in Washington, Virginia, and Tennessee through a new $US2 billion housing equity fund, it announced Wednesday. Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund will provide below-market loans and grants to housing partners, public agencies, and minority-led organisations, it said. The housing will be […]
On Monday, Moody’s Analytics found millions of Americans are, on average, nearly $US6,000 behind on rent payments, according to a Washington Post report. The figure paints a bleak picture for what could happen come January 1, when eviction moratoriums expire and billions in back rent are due. Some estimates – […]
Roughly 18 million Americans are behind on rent or mortgage payments as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the country, causing job losses and other economic stressors. A new US Census Bureau survey found that about one-third of those Americans expect to face eviction or foreclosure in 2021. Some unemployment […]
Even though rents are plummeting in San Francisco, it is still one of the most expensive cities in the US and exemplifies the affordable housing crisis. The city’s mayor, London Breed, identified an inability to build more affordable housing as the source of the local crisis on the Freakonomics podcast […]
There are a little over 100 days left in the presidential campaign and President Trump is trying to lock down the suburban vote by saying Joe Biden wants to “abolish” suburbia. The statement comes as Trump is rolling back an Obama-era fair housing policy that continued decades of desegregation policy, […]
Design studio Grimshaw created a concept for a floating home that can survive rising sea levels. The dwellings are modular, so components can be mass-produced in factories and assembled at a low cost. Energy will come from solar panels, with shaded lower pontoons using little energy. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
A Silicon Valley startup, Abodu, is delivering accessory dwelling units (ADUs) that can be installed in just one day. Abodu just raised $US3.5 million in VC funding led by Initialized Capital, the company announced Tuesday. The units are preapproved in San Jose, California, and could be a potential solution for […]
Austin company Icon is using a 3D printer and low-cost materials to construct houses for the homeless. Icon will build six tiny homes in Austin’s Community First Village. The company’s 3D printer can print three houses simultaneously, and complete the walls in just over 24 hours. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
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