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How families protect the financial health of cities

The growing financial insecurities of families around the globe have been fast becoming a chronic issue for many communities. As the cost of living continues More...

Mexico City’s homeless population gets Entrepreneurial

In a city full of chaotic noise, often it is the homeless who go unnoticed, feeling invisible and helpless in an increasingly busy world.  Local More...

Atlanta reduces homeless population (and saves money in the process)

As city budgets continue to grow tighter, and the number of homelessness increases, cities and their leaders are searching for way to help those in More...

Why immigrant kids become homeless: study finds cultural clash with parents is the top reason

At age 12, Cheyanne Ratnam began couch-surfing to keep herself housed. By 14, she was a ward of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto. After More...

When San Francisco’s tech sector meets homelessness, it’s not always a huge disaster

Homelessness is challenge for many cities around the world. In San Francisco, which has a large homeless population, residents can now help the homeless directly More...

Why U.S. cities have been making it harder to feed the homeless

Cities across the United States have been limiting how charitable groups feed the homeless over the past few years. Emily Badger at The Atlantic Cities looks More...

US homelessness drops third year in a row

The number of people in the United States who are homeless has dropped for the third straight year according to the results of a new More...

10 Housing projects changing communities around the world

Since 1985, the World Habitat Awards recognize projects from around the world that are providing innovative and practical solutions to housing problems. This year, there More...

Airbnb and other creative cures for homelessness in Detroit

Alyssa and Matt were tired of being gentrified. Pushed out of several neighborhoods in Pittsburgh as the economy there was on an upswing, a year More...

Homelessness increases in Wyoming, product of economic boom

The state’s booming economy has drawn job-seekers, but apartments are scarce, and homelessness has soared. Continue to link

A visit to the world’s only city-sanctioned homeless camp

A few weeks back, I wrote about a charity providing solar power to a tent city in Lubbock, Texas. Here’s another project seeking to make the More...

Thoroughly modern carriage house: Pop-up homes (and jobs) for homeless Londoners

How can a city add affordable apartments to a neighborhood with no room for new buildings? London architects Levitt Bernstein recently won a Building Trust competition with their new More...