affordable housing – The National Center for Social Impact

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]