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The Dodgy Politics Behind the Levi's Stadium Dealnew

A civil grand jury has been quietly investigating the oversight body of Levi’s Stadium, home to the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl 50, while billionaire developers play chess for Santa Clara’s future.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Josh Koehn  |  02-05-2016  |  Housing & Development

When Landlords Lienew

Last year, Charles Oshinuga’s landlord lied in court while trying to evict him and his neighbors. Yet despite winning a jury trial, Oshinuga still lost his Oakland home.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  02-03-2016  |  Housing & Development

Suburban Renewalnew

In Cobb County, the poor are being bulldozed.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Payson Schwin  |  01-22-2016  |  Housing & Development

How one man’s fight for his Detroit neighborhood went viralnew

Standing up for Brightmoor.
Metro Times  |  Michael Jackman  |  01-14-2016  |  Housing & Development

Silicon Valley’s Low-Income Renters Find Few Protections from Predatory Landlordsnew

A public interest lawsuit that paints one property owner as an unrepentant slumlord reflects a growing power imbalance between landlords and tenants.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Jennifer Wadsworth  |  09-17-2015  |  Housing & Development

Justice, Hope and Hurricane Katrinanew

Re-housing residents along the Mississippi coast became the most daunting problem of the post-Katrina recovery—logistically and politically speaking.
Jackson Free Press  |  R.L. Nave  |  09-11-2015  |  Housing & Development

The rents in Raleigh are too damn highnew

Can this affordable housing crisis be fixed?
INDY Week  |  Jane Porter  |  05-21-2015  |  Housing & Development

Atlanta’s Affordable Housing Hang-Upnew

Twenty years after Atlanta began razing its public housing, the city needs stronger policies.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Editorial Board  |  05-08-2015  |  Housing & Development

The Wishful World of Tiny Housesnew

Tiny houses are great if you’re fresh from a divorce.
San Diego Reader  |  Moss Gropen  |  03-25-2015  |  Housing & Development

Rebranding Detroitnew

Welcome to 'Springwells Village'--a Southwest Detroit neighborhood most of its own residents have never heard of.
Metro Times  |  Lee DeVito  |  01-08-2015  |  Housing & Development

Detroit's 'Psychological Gentrification'new

While Detroit sees development it hasn’t seen in years, art gallery owner says it’s important for the city to retain its soul.
Metro Times  |  Lee DeVito  |  07-25-2014  |  Housing & Development

Are Tiny Homes the Next Big Thing?new

The blogosphere is abuzz these days with romantic visions of picturesque miniature dwellings. And a growing number of local advocates say the “tiny home movement” could help achieve a wealth of positive outcomes, from environmental efficiencies to enhanced affordability. Amid the swelling interest, however, many hurdles remain.
Mountain Xpress  |  Jake Frankel  |  07-15-2014  |  Housing & Development

Are Foreclosure Cases Rigged?new

The financial ties that many judges have to banks raise questions about conflicts of interest and a bias against homeowners victimized by mortgage fraud.
East Bay Express  |  Darwin BondGraham  |  05-14-2014  |  Housing & Development

How Mike Ilitch Scored a New Red Wings Arenanew

Hockeytown's Caesar gets a sweet deal. But what's in it for Detroit?
Metro Times  |  Ryan Felton  |  05-06-2014  |  Housing & Development

Texas Is Losing Out on Millions of Dollars Thanks to Its Defective Property-Tax Systemnew

Across the state, private companies are able to slash their property-tax assessments, but homeowners aren’t as lucky with their county appraisal districts.
Houston Press  |  Steve Jansen  |  05-02-2014  |  Housing & Development

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