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The Affordable Housing Issue / No. 86 / Summer 2018

In Depth

From the EditorsChris Winters, Shannan Lenke Stoll, and Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz

Affordable Housing

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In choosing to live in community — sharing not just a house, but their lives with each other — they’ve defined a new American Dream. They hope others will follow their model, if not by making the same choice, then by being willing to look beyond traditional boundaries.

Why Can’t Everyone Have a Home?
There Are as Many Reasons for the Housing Affordability Crisis as Ways to Solve ItChris Winters
Just the Facts: Affordable for Whom?
Chris Winters and Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz
Photo by William Widmer / Redux
After Centuries of Racism, a Southern City Gets Innovative
Adam Lynch
5 Ways Communities Are Creating Affordable Homes
Kevon Paynter, Shaima Shamdeen, Lornet Turnbull, Daniel Tyx
Photo By Francesco Scatena / Adobe Stock
How to Protect a Renter Nation
Deonna Anderson
Make Them Pay: The Global Wealth-Hiding, Ultra-Rich Elites
Chuck Collins
Colonialism and the Lost Indigenous Housing Designs
Kayla Devault
A Make-Believe Nation
A poem by Craig Santos Perez
The Upside of Crowded Living
Alexa Strabuk
Photo by Jesse Stansfield
A New Generation Finds a Different American Dream
A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Solutions We Love

5 Ways: Salmon Are the SolutionShannan Lenke Stoll; Illustrations by Delphine Lee
People We Love: Guerrilla ChangemakersIsabelle Morrison
The Page That CountsStephen Miller

Culture Shift

cookbook illustration
How Cooking Is Stirring the Pot for Social ChangeKorsha Wilson
What Came Before #MeTooLilian Calles Barger
Excerpt: Don’t Be Fooled by the Slight ShiftsLeanne Betasamosake Simpson
Yes! But How? Save Heirloom Tomato SeedsTracy Matsue Loeffelholz; Illustrations by Enkhbayar Munkh-Erdene
The Yes! Crossword: Movin’ On UpPatrick Blindauer


More of the Story
Student Essay: To Walk the World on Trembling LegsRemy Stewart
Issue Contributors
From the Executive DirectorChristine Hanna