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Next City’s housing coverage focuses on solutions for making housing fairer, more affordable and more sustainable. Recurring subjects under this umbrella include: community land trusts; the future of public housing; eviction prevention; tenants' rights movements and right to counsel; zoning reform (including inclusionary zoning as well as abolishing single-family residential zoning); preserving affordable housing at risk of demolition or conversion into market-rate housing; fair housing policies and litigation; the continued legacies of redlining; expansion of energy-efficient design in affordable housing; the intersection of healthcare and housing; and more.
We also cover encompasses solutions to reduce homelessness and mitigate harm for people experiencing homelessness. Among the narratives covered are: Built for Zero programs; conversion of hotels into housing; how cities support or dismantle encampments; rapid rehousing and transitional housing with support services; and more.