San Jose residents protest plans to house teachers in schools



California’s San Jose Unified School District recently outlined plans to accomdate teachers, who cannot easily afford homes in the area, within district-owned properties that will be converted into housing units.

Mobile homes to become more popular as affordable housing woes continue



With the available inventory of homes for sale reaching record lows across much of the U.S., economists are betting on manufactured homes (mobile homes or trailers) as the solution for a market in desperate need of affordable housing.

Report: U.S. homebuilders have failed to keep up with population growth



Population growth has been outpacing that of housing construction in the U.S. for more than a decade. That’s according to the findings of a new report from the Up for Growth National Coalition, a group of real estate developers, owners,

Housing density concerns rise as developers look to relieve inventory shortage



Some of the U.S.’s biggest metro areas have a shortfall in the number of available, affordable homes. With cities struggling to keep up with demand, some developers are planning to get around it by razing larger, single-family homes in order to build smaller properties, closer together. However, some city residents are unhappy with the idea, […]

Realtor.com® Names the Top 10 Most Affordable Towns with the Best Elementary Schools



Realtor.com®, a leading provider of online real estate services operated by News Corp [Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA] subsidiary Move, Inc., today released its ranking of the 10 most affordable housing markets with top elementary schools.

Mobility Lab Outlines Ways to Provide Tenants with Better Transportation Options



Mobility Lab has found that providing better transportation options to tenants isn’t being capitalized as much as it should by property managers and real estate developers. It finds this particularly surprising,

Facebook drops $20M to create affordable housing in Palo Alto



In a climate where many displaced residents point their blame at the techies, Facebook has decided to invest $20 million in what it calls “A partnership to strengthen our local community.”

The Market Needs More New Affordable Homes



Across much of the country, home prices keep jumping and price wars are happening. Most people would think that would be a major incentive for new home construction. However, new construction is decreasing according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Across the country, the number of newly built homes fell to only 72,600 in April. […]

Senator Graham tackles affordable housing issue



Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham has iterated his belief that the United States is facing a huge potential crisis when it comes to housing for the elderly.

Nonprofit launches GROWTH to expand affordable housing



The National Community Reinvestment Coalition, a nonprofit affordable housing organization, announced a new program to help more low- and moderate-income families achieve home ownership.

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