Arleen thanked Pana. Getting off the phone, she thanked Jesus. She smiled. When she smiled she looked like a different person. The press had loosened its grip. From landlords, she had heard eighty-nine nos but one yes. Jori accepted his mother’s high five. He and his brother would have to switch schools. Jori didn’t care. He switched schools all the time. Between seventh and eighth grades, he had attended five different schools—when he went at all. At the domestic-violence shelter alone, Jori had racked up seventeen consecutive absences. Arleen saw school as a higher-order need, something to worry about after she found a house.
I don't think that you can address poverty unless you address the lack of affordable housing in the cities.
Quality, affordable housing is a key element of a strong and secure Iowa.
Tackling affordable housing via land use planning won't necessarily solve the problem.
Cities around the United States do not have land use planning like we have in Oregon, and they are all struggling with issues like affordable housing.
For families to access affordable housing, they often need legal representation that takes their side against abusive landlords.
Fair and affordable housing is a basic right for all New Yorkers and all Americans.
A strong economy causes an increase in the demand for housing; the increased demand for housing drives real-estate prices and rentals through the roof. And then affordable housing becomes completely inaccessible.
Housing programs designed to help young families and senior citizens purchase homes should be available to people of all races, including African Americans.
I have been to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and I have witnessed the racially segregated roads and housing that reminded me so much of the conditions we experienced in South Africa under the racist system of Apartheid.
Congress created Fannie Mae in 1938 and Freddie Mac in 1970. For many years, these institutions prudently pursued their core mission of enhancing the availability of credit for housing.
Preserving the 30-year prepayable fixed-rate mortgage - it's like the bedrock of the housing system - is critical.
Public housing is off-limits to you if you have been convicted of a felony. For a minimum of five years, you are deemed ineligible for public housing once you've been branded a felon. Discrimination in private housing market's perfectly legal.
I come from a lower-middle-class family and used to stay in a housing board colony.
The high cost of housing is crushing poor families and sending them to a state of desperation.
There is no sadder tale in the annals of architecture than the virtual disappearance of the defining architectural form of the Modern Movement - publicly sponsored housing.
The U.K. government sets a cap on how much can be spent on discretionary housing payments.
In the typical economic recovery, a resurgent housing sector helps fuel reemployment and rising incomes.
The biggest culprits in the housing fiasco came from the private sector, and more specifically from a mortgage industry that was out of control.
Housing is absolutely essential to human flourishing. Without stable shelter, it all falls apart.