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Interview: Smart containers offer affordable housing solutions Special

Paul Galvin is a designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, and he has hit upon an idea for using container technology as an affordable housing solution. To find out how the idea is progressing, read our exclusive interview.

Op-Ed: Are micro-homes the answer to housing for homeless and elderly?

In Tokyo, Washington, D.C. and other cities around the world, tiny homes are being constructed as an answer to the shortage of affordable housing. But how easy will it be to make tiny homes available to the homeless and elderly?

Man bicycling across America for charity struck by car and killed

A man bicycling across America to raise money for affordable housing died after being hit by a car in western Oklahoma Thursday morning.

Home is where the shipping container is

Vancouver - Many North Americans are challenged by high housing prices and the cost of living in general. But for some brave new pioneers in design shipping containers are being converted to comfortable living spaces.

Need for affordable housing in Ontario ballooned since 2009

Toronto - A non-profit organization in Ontario that measures the demand for affordable housing released a report Thursday saying the need increased by a shocking amount -- almost 10% from 2009.

New Life For Colman School

In Seattle, Washington the Colman School has been a landmark for almost 100 years. The school, built in 1909, is about to get new life as a home for 36 units of affordable housing and the Northwest African American Museum.
 

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Upper west side of Manhattan  looking north toward the George Washington Bridge. The north-south ave...
Upper west side of Manhattan, looking north toward the George Washington Bridge. The north-south avenue that you can see on the left is West End Avenue; the more brightly lit avenue on the right is Broadway.
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