Affordable housing

The new blue collar job


People need jobs to afford housing, but how can cities attract more jobs to places that need them the most?


Warren wades into CRA overhaul with revamp plan of her own


The senator’s bill to reform the 40-year-old law and expand housing investments could gain clout as Democrats look to pick up congressional seats and she eyes a presidential run.


Are Wells Fargo, PNC probes a setback for affordable housing?


Advocates are seeking more federal funding for affordable housing. A federal investigation into the banks’ alleged manipulation of a popular tax-credit program can’t be helping their cause.


There’s no room for REITs, captive insurers at Home Loan Banks


A former Federal Home Loan bank president argues that the system should limit its exposure to risky nonbanks.


The American dream: Is homeownership really the answer?


Can policymakers expand homeownership without endangering the financial system? Should they?


The other housing crisis, Dimon v. Trump, small-dollar lending: Top stories of the week


A new, 10-part podcast series examining housing blight; JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon baits President Trump; U.S. Bank returns to small-dollar lending; and more from this week’s most-read stories.


The gentrification dilemma


What happens when neighborhood revitalization is too successful? Some cities that have managed to eliminate blight now face acute shortages of affordable housing.


Building from strength: Inside cities' battle against blight


What does it take to combat vacancy in neighborhoods where it's taken hold? A look into one neighborhood in Baltimore that has bucked the trend, and the approach that city planners use to reinvest in blighted communities.


JPMorgan invites cities to compete for $500M in development funds


The nation's largest bank said Wednesday it is seeking proposals on ways to address economic inequality in local neighborhoods across the country.


Dead pledge: The rise and fall of urban homesteading


Programs like Dollar Homes were supposed to shore up flagging cities in the 1970's and 1980's. What went wrong?