In 30 years from now, on the current path, almost half a million existing homes will be on land that floods at least once a year

Rising seas threaten an American institution: The 30-year mortgage The New York Times | Christopher Flavelle Up and down the coastline, rising seas and climate change are transforming a fixture of American homeownership that dates back generations: the classic 30-year mortgage. Home buyers are increasingly using mortgages that make it easier for them to stop making their monthly payments and …

Who Owns a Home in America, in 12 Charts

CityLab David Montgomery, reprint from 2018 Photo by Thomas Winz / Getty Images. America is, by and large, a nation of homeowners. Though more than 100 million Americans rent, they’re outnumbered two-to-one by Americans who own their own home, according to data from the U.S. Census. And that’s nothing new. Americans have had high rates of homeownership for a long …

Shifting the Paradigm toward Renewable Power and Local Ownership and Returns in Pueblo, Colo

BY MARIE DONAHUE AND JOHN FARRELL | 29 AUG 2018  Podcast (localenergyrules): Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | RSS A growing number of U.S. cities have set goals to generate 100 percent of their electricity from renewable resources in the coming decades, each with its own unique circumstances and motivations. Pueblo, a small city of just over 100,000 residents located in southeastern Colorado, is one of these …

March 2020 Public Banking Update

California legalizes public banking [Oct 2019], setting the stage for more affordable housing [After 100 years of just 1 public bank in the nation (ND), California makes it possible for many to flourish, serving the public interest, instead of depositing our tax wealth in Wall Street banks.] Cities and counties in California will be allowed to create their own public banks, making …

Number of Homeless Students in the US Surges 15%, Now Topping 1.5 Million

By the National Center for Homeless Education.March 8, 2020 | EDUCATE! Above photo: From ChangingtheNarratives.com. The National Center for Homeless Education recently released its report on homeless students in the United States. Download the report here. Each year, states submit data on the demographics and academic performance of students experiencing homelessness to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) through the EDFacts Submission System. This …

Landlords Are Using Next-Generation Eviction Tech

For landlords with large numbers of properties, “delinquency management platforms” can make instigating evictions a one-click process. By KRISTON CAPPS FEBRUARY 26, 2020 As tenant protections get stronger, corporate landlords use software to manage delinquent renters. But housing advocates see a tool for quicker evictions. In the ever-evolving cat-and-mouse game between landlords and renters, the latter have been getting the …

Building a community: Manufactured home residents go co-op

February 10, 2020 FOCUS ON SOUTHERN MAINE COURTESY / JEANEE WRIGHT Members of Charter Oaks Village operations committee in June, after residents bought the park, from left, Shannon Staples, Steve Staples, Larry Lacalliades, Tom Lauricella and Roger Lapierre.  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on LinkedIn  Share via Email By Maureen Milliken When residents at Charter Oaks Village, a manufactured home community on the Biddeford-Arundel line, got a …

Efficient, PreFab ADUs and Design Considerations

LA Times, Feb 2020 When it comes to good ADU design and, Peterson said, “Tall ceilings, long sightlines, windows facing toward the garden, and creating an indoor-outdoor connection using windows and sliding doors” create a sense of space many crave. A great room, encompassing the lion’s share of the home’s square footage and incorporating an open-plan kitchen, living and dining …