Domestic violence survivors face issues with food and housing

Women who leave domestic violence shelters with their kids say it's difficult finding food, transportation, safe housing, jobs, and affordable child care.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 housing childrens-health abuse health-and-medicine violence

‘Underwater’ mortgages sap earnings and mobility

New big-data research connects "underwater" mortgages from the 2007-08 recession with people's stagnant earnings and inability to move.

Chuck Finder-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: economics jobs money united-states housing society-and-culture debt

New Deal programs still segregate cities and towns

"New Deal housing policies encouraged racial segregation and their substantial impact on American cities and towns can still be seen today."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
Aug. 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cities united-states housing segregation society-and-culture laws suburbs race-and-ethnicity

6 ways architecture can put vets with PTSD at ease

The design of the places veterans with PTSD live and work can provide some relief, according to new research that digs into what works best for vets.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Aug. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: housing buildings health-and-medicine veterans post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd

Will unsellable houses leave older homeowners high and dry?

A new study undermines the classic "big promise" for older homeowners, that a house, after it is paid off, can sell for a retirement nest egg.

Kyle Mittan-U. Arizona • futurity
Aug. 17, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: older-adults money housing retirement society-and-culture

COVID-19 makes US housing crisis even worse

One in seven people in the US say they worry about paying rent. An expert digs in to how COVID-19 has made the housing crisis worse, and how to fix it.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 jobs money housing homelessness society-and-culture

EPA ‘double standard’ puts kids at risk of lead poisoning

Inconsistent EPA regulations stand to put more than 35,000 more US children at risk of lead poisoning, research finds.

Brown University • futurity
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: lead housing childrens-health health-and-medicine laws

Demolishing abandoned houses may nudge neighbors to spruce up

Demolishing abandoned houses may help whole neighborhoods by getting people to do a better job maintaining their own properties, a new study shows.

Chelsea Davis-Iowa State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cities money housing society-and-culture neighborhoods

Homes of wealthy Americans spew 25% more emissions

The giant houses of wealthy Americans offset progress toward lower greenhouse gas emissions, report researchers. See the map.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
July 22, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: sustainability climate-change money housing emissions featured earth-and-environment neighborhoods

Bedbugs alter your home’s microbiome

"There is a link between the microbiome of bedbugs and the microbiome of household dust in bedbug infested homes."

Mick Kulikowski-NC State • futurity
July 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: bacteria insects sleep microbiomes housing health-and-medicine

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