October 15, 2019
In the shadow of the Superdome — the epicenter of Hurricane Katrina’s horrors — Will Vanslaughter zips in and out of traffic, scrubbing windshields, charming drivers, armed with a squeegee, a water bottle and a smile.
September 25, 2019
Elyria-Swansea is a short bike ride from the epicenter of Denver’s brewery-hopping and co-working scene, but it feels farther away. Here modest mid-century bungalows and Victorian houses boxed in by chain-link fences press up against train tracks, Interstate 70, marijuana grow houses and a pet food factory that pumps musty smells into the air.
September 24, 2019
The “two super fantastic ladies” — as one resident calls them — at the Weinberg Villages senior housing complex are operating quasi-undercover. Sure, they serve up smiles, friendly chit-chat and treats for four-legged visitors. But while they’re smiling and talking to the residents here, they’ve really got an ulterior motive.
September 11, 2019
Often, when she got high on meth, “Melanie,” who suffers from schizophrenia, would strip naked and run screaming straight into San Francisco traffic. Invariably, police would bring her to the hospital, where she’d undergo treatment. There, her psychotic symptoms would quickly subside.
August 22, 2019
After her daughter died from lupus, Charlene Green was left caring for her two grandchildren. But their housing situation was precarious at best: mold and mildew everywhere, ceiling caving in.
August 20, 2019
Phil Chang has a naturalist’s take on the 600-square-foot rental unit he built on top of his garage last year, after the city made it easier for people to add apartments to single-family homes.
July 8, 2019
A landmark federal law aiming to revamp the foster care system will make it much harder for group homes to exist. (States can delay implementation of the law up to two years, but that means forgoing funding for prevention services.)
June 13, 2019
Cities with fewer than 200,000 residents grew faster than larger metropolises between 2017 and 2018 as high housing prices chased many people away from big cities and their closest suburbs.
May 23, 2019
Public housing authorities say they were blindsided by a proposed federal rule banning many immigrants from receiving housing assistance — and, they said, they will fight to keep it from being implemented, even if that means ending up in court.
May 8, 2019
Denver voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected Initiative 300, a ballot question that sought to give homeless people the right to camp in public places. Some 83% of the 114,517 votes counted opposed the measure.
April 29, 2019
The Denver initiative is the latest front in a campaign advocates for homeless people have been waging at the state level for years.
April 23, 2019
Most people released from a New York City prison move straight into a shelter.
April 17, 2019
City leaders nationwide have been calling Denver to learn about the Lower Income Voucher Equity program — “LIVE Denver,” for short — since Democratic Mayor Michael Hancock announced the first-of-its-kind partnership in 2017.
March 29, 2019
Outside the shelter one recent morning, James Jeffery, a grizzled 69-year-old who’s been homeless off and on for a decade, stands, philosophizing. He moved to the city a few months ago, and he’s been bothered by something ever since. “Why are all these shelters in D.C. black more than anything?” .
March 25, 2019
The problem of housing affordability, long a concern in popular big cities, has moved to rural America.
November 28, 2018
Many states outlawed rent limits decades ago but booming cities want to overturn that.
November 6, 2018
More people are competing for an increasingly limited share of rental housing.
October 15, 2018
States are beginning to intervene in zoning rules, once a purely local matter.
October 3, 2018
Should cities invest in neighborhoods with the greatest need, or those likely to prosper?
August 31, 2018
Section 8 tenants often are trapped by limited options.