How Jim Crow lives on in skewed housing laws

An expert explains how housing laws that allow (or even require) landlords to evict tenants who've had run ins with the justice system are racially biased.

Jade McClain-NYU
Jan. 28, 2020 | futurity

~2 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture discrimination housing laws race-and-ethnicity

Changes at home make it easier for older folks to live alone

Social and physical changes in the home can help older adults live alone more easily and protect their cognition, researchers say.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL
Nov. 22, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine aging cognition disabilities housing older-adults seniors

More fungi live in urban homes than in jungle huts

City apartments have more varieties of fungi and more industrial chemicals than do rural and jungle homes, researchers find.

Neal Buccino-Rutgers
Nov. 6, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: health-and-medicine cities fungus housing light microbiomes skin

12 myths about homelessness in America

Why do people experience homelessness? An expert upends common assumptions about substance abuse, mental illness, and "bad choices."

Robert Polner-NYU
Sept. 26, 2019 | futurity

~8 mins

Tags: featured society-and-culture homelessness housing money myths poverty stereotypes united-states

5 factors influence water use for single-family homes

These five elements of the built environment are closely linked to water use in single-family homes. This information could inform better city planning.

U. Arizona
Sept. 10, 2019 | futurity

~5 mins

Tags: earth-and-environment cities housing neighborhoods sustainability water

Neighbors’ houses can make you feel worse about your own

If your neighbors' houses are bigger than yours, you may be less likely to feel satisfied with your own home, researchers say.

Chelsea Davis-Iowa State
Aug. 20, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: society-and-culture emotions housing perception size social-lives

Maps of asthma emergencies show legacy of redlining

Color-coded maps were once justification for denying home loans in certain, redlined neighborhoods. Those areas now face higher rates of asthma, research finds.

Kara Manke-UC Berkeley
June 3, 2019 | futurity

~6 mins

Tags: featured health-and-medicine bias discrimination housing maps money neighborhoods poverty race

When companies file an IPO, local ZIP codes get a boost

Companies that file for an IPO alter the economies of nearby ZIP codes, research finds.

David Ruth-Rice
April 19, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: society-and-culture economics housing money neighborhoods stock-market

Same-sex couples 73% more likely to get mortgage denial

Same-sex mortgage applicants were 73 percent more likely to get a denial than heterosexual couples, researchers report.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State
April 18, 2019 | futurity

~4 mins

Tags: society-and-culture bias debt discrimination housing lgbtq money

Honest landlords can cut bedbug infestations

When landlords disclose the bedbug history of their rental properties, infestations go down and tenants and landlords both save money.

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State
March 5, 2019 | futurity

~3 mins

Tags: science-and-technology cities housing insects laws

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