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The author's home in Sacramento, California.

I live on disability insurance and was able to buy a house in Sacramento, but most people with disabilities aren’t as lucky

After getting diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, the author had to rely on Social Security Disability Insurance to survive.
Mark Zuckerberg at Georgetown University.

Facebook pledged $1 billion to help fix California’s affordable housing crisis one day before Mark Zuckerberg was due to address a claim that Fa...

On Tuesday, the company said that it will spread out an investment of $1 billion over the next decade to create around 200,000 housing units.
Icon will 3D-print six more tiny homes at a property in Austin housing the city's homeless population.

An Austin startup can 3D-print tiny homes in 24 hours for a fraction of the cost of traditional homebuilding — here’s how Icon could revol...

The Austin startup can build 3D-printed homes on-location, instead of at an off-site factory, for cheaper than traditional home building.
Millennials are trading in expensive cities like New York City for more affordable locations.

More millennials are ditching big US cities for the suburbs, and it shows just how dire the unaffordable housing crisis is

27,000 millennials moved away from major US cities in 2017, reported The Wall Street Journal. Unaffordable housing is driving them to the suburbs.
West's prototypes before they were demolished.

Kanye West tried to build ‘Star Wars’-inspired domes for the homeless, but LA officials just forced him to tear them down

Kanye West reportedly did not secure the necessary permits for the futuristic housing project he constructed on his property in Calabasas, California.
Stephen Ross, the developer behind "billionaire playground" Hudson Yards, says more affordable housing is needed.

Stephen Ross, the developer behind NYC’s $25 billion Hudson Yards neighborhood, says a housing market slowdown ‘has to happen’ and t...

The housing market "is probably in the eighth inning," Stephen Ross, billionaire developer and Trump supporter, told Yahoo Finance on August 25.
Three of the areas that made the list are in Pennsylvania, including Johnstown (pictured above).

NYC landlords were caught renting out ‘micro rooms’ for $600 a month. Here are 7 places in the US where you can legally rent an apartment ...

With the help of Zillow, Business Insider has compiled a list of places in America where you can legally rent an apartment for $600 (or less) a month.
Rent in Brooklyn has skyrocketed over the years, as the borough has become more popular.

In the 1940s, you could rent a Brooklyn apartment for $20 a month. Today, the median rent has skyrocketed to $3,000.

Even the more affordable Brooklyn neighborhoods, like Flatlands and Gerritsen Beach, have typical rents that are over $1,500 a month.
This private island is on the market for $350,000.

3 private islands in Belize just hit the market — and at less than $530,000 a piece, they each cost less than the typical home in NYC and Honolu...

These three private islands in Belize are either completely undeveloped or contain a few structures that need to be renovated.
Understanding market trends will help you navigate heated housing markets.

The 10 best places in the US for first-time homebuyers to invest in real estate right now

According to Zillow, first-time homebuyers account for 46% of all homebuyers and are more likely than veteran homebuyers to go over their budgets.