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Cities across the US are selling abandoned homes for $1, and it’s a sign that the wealth gap is getting worse

Rust Belt cities are giving away homes for a single dollar, provided that buyers pick up the renovation costs.
Gary's Dollar Home Program hopes to lure new residents.

An Indiana city is selling $1 homes to save itself from decay. Here’s what you can get for the money.

Gary, Indiana, is selling a handful of homes for $1, but buyers are expected to renovate them within one year.

Schools want to build cheap homes for teachers in the Bay Area, where rents average $3,300 per month. Some people are furious.

A growing number of school districts are building affordable housing for teachers, who often find it difficult to make rent in major cities.

People in Los Angeles are offering to shelter the homeless in tiny backyard homes. It could be a solution to a spiraling homelessness crisis.

LA county is close to building one backyard unit for the homeless as part of its $550,000 pilot program, but the remaining units could be further behind. While the county continues its efforts, the city is looking to secure funding for its own backyard program.
An artistic rendering of a Dweller home.

A startup is building $125,000 backyard ‘granny flats’ that can be constructed in less than a month

A new Portland, Oregon-based startup, called Dweller, designs and builds affordable tiny homes that reside in backyards. The idea is that aging parents can have independence and the option to live near their adult children.