Eleanor Club, Chicago

Co-Living, the Hot New Trend of 1898

Chicago's "Eleanor Clubs" were designed to give young, working women affordable and congenial places to live.
Student homelessness

Tackling Student Homelessness

College students are notoriously strapped for cash. For some, however, that youthful poverty becomes actual homelessness.
Tiny A-Frame House

Is “Tiny Living” Really The Answer?

One response to the "bigger is better" trend has been the rise of microhomes: hyper-fashionable domiciles around 40 square meters in size.
Riverdale Courts, Toronto

The Social Engineering of Affordable Housing

Pushes for affordable housing, and even social engineering be it Silicon Valley in 2016, or Toronto in 1912.
Children playing at the St. Francis Square Housing Development Play Center

St. Francis Square: How a Union Built Integrated, Affordable Housing in San Francisco

How a union built integrated affordable housing in early 1960s San Francisco.

The Biggest US Housing Subsidy is For The Rich

The National Tax Journal looked at how significant the US housing subsidy is and what the effects of repealing or altering it would be.

How Real Estate Became a Global Commodity

A New York Times investigation is looking at the purchase of New York real estate by wealthy buyers from other countries.

The Stigma of Prefab Homes

The Wall Street Journal reports that million-dollar prefab homes are a growing trend in Europe
Couple holding house keys and looking very happy

What If Home Ownership Were Not Part of the American Dream?

Is home ownership a requirement for adulthood in America? As far back in 1938, some have argued to change that mindset.
Neighborhood Gardens

Neighborhood Gardens: A Housing Project Born of Unbridled Optimism

Long before Ferguson brought it into the news, St. Louis became famous for its monumentally disastrous Pruitt-Igoe Housing ...