‘Granny Pods’ Offer a Tiny Home Alternative for Senior Citizens

2017-05-01T10:06:29+00:00

At less than 300 square feet, the granny pod promises to keep that elderly parent nearWondering where you may live when you are well past retirement age? Virginia-based MEDCottage says it has a potential solution: the “granny pod,” which can best be described as a “tiny house” for senior citizens, an alternative to assisted living. We don’t know if urban areas will truly become “smart [...]

‘Granny Pods’ Offer a Tiny Home Alternative for Senior Citizens 2017-05-01T10:06:29+00:00

Ford Foundation to tap endowment for $1 billion to fight injustice and inequality

2017-04-24T12:48:14+00:00

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon we’re talking about a new way to use market forces to combat poverty and injustice. That’s the hope of the Ford Foundation, which today announced that its trustees have authorized $1 billion in “mission-related investments” from its $12 billion endowment. The initial investments will be made through private funds targeting affordable housing in the U.S. and [...]

Ford Foundation to tap endowment for $1 billion to fight injustice and inequality 2017-04-24T12:48:14+00:00