The GSH Blog

Rental Market Changes

More Americans are turning to rental homes over home-ownership. For many of these renters, their financial straits are driving them to the rental market.

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Affordable Housing Meant a Chance to Go Back to School

With her savings growing, Ms. Elliott has gone back to school and begun to establish credit in her own name. Her daughter is attending a local middle school, and is excited that she now has a chance to participate in extracurricular activities.

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Support the Housing Trust Fund

It’s disappointing that the House recommendations included no increase to the Housing trust fund which will be a critical tool in supporting both our current and future residents in securing housing near these employment centers.

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Inner Givers

Inner Givers

Examining the difference between the Inner Giver and the Inner Egotist.

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Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis

Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis

The Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign’s recommendations include creating a larger supply of affordable housing and backstopping families with emergency financial support at times of housing crises. 

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Zoning’s Impact on Segregation

Zoning’s Impact on Segregation

At the end of last year, Minneapolis was the first major metropolitan center in the country to allow three-family homes (“triplexes”) in single-family zoned neighborhoods.

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Emerging Housing Crisis

Emerging Housing Crisis

In his recent article for the Washington Post, Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics points to the emerging crisis in housing. Whether it is through owning or renting a house, Zandi is clear that the crisis is around affordability. 

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Housing Insecurity and College

Housing Insecurity and College

The gap between the costs of college (with living expenses) and the financial resources of the student to attend college grew 23 percent from 2012 to 2016.

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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

For better or for worse. Unfortunately for Sam, her husband decided to not stick around through the "for worse". Sam is a teacher in Northern Virginia, but when her husband left and refused to support his children financially, she found herself stuck in a position...

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