Through their Residential Energy Efficiency for Low Income Households (REELIH) program, Habitat for Humanity International and USAID have reduced the high home-heating costs in several Balkan countries, where many urban residents live in large, aging, uninsulated and often unmaintained apartment buildings.
The Champlain Housing Trust in Vermont is the country’s largest community land trust. Founded in 1984, it stewards 606 owner-occupied homes in its signature shared-equity program, manages 2,350 apartments and a motel for homeless families, and both owns and manages 140,000 sq. ft. of community facilities and commercial space.
A new interactive tool helps cities, counties and towns develop comprehensive and balanced housing plans that enhance affordability, protect low-income residents from displacement, and foster inclusive neighborhoods.
The Conference on Poverty and Inequality is a student-run conference at the Harvard Kennedy School that focuses on social issues, public policy, and community activism relating to social and economic inequality in the United States.
It has become clear that places considered to be suburbs are, in fact, extraordinarily diverse, including many that have characteristics traditionally associated with “urban” areas. In response, many planners, policy makers, and scholars have been trying to develop new and more meaningful definitions of suburban (and urban) places.