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Police were armed with riot gear, a battering ram, and a robot to evict 2 homeless moms and 2 activists from an empty house they were occupying to pro...

Moms 4 Housing took over the empty home to call attention to real estate companies buying homes and leaving them empty amid a homelessness crisis.

Pop-up shelters that can be assembled in 20 minutes without tools could help address California’s mounting homelessness crisis

Sacramento's mayor is pushing to have 150 of the tiny shelters built before winter, following a demonstration outside city hall.

A Silicon Valley startup is offering $10,000 to workers who volunteer to leave the Bay Area

A startup called MainStreet gives Bay Area employees a stipend to work remotely from one of its own offices in a different location.

A Navy weapons station full of WWII-era ammunition bunkers could be transformed into 13,000 new homes in the Bay Area

In Concord, California, dozens of empty bunkers once housed World War II munitions. The site could become a new housing community.
Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple is donating $2.5 billion towards the California housing crisis

Apple is spending more than Facebook and Google put together.
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.
A recent Redfin study revealed that in the US, the supply of new homes was down 1% in the second quarter of 2019.

The US-China trade war is affecting $10 billion worth of goods used in the homebuilding industry — and the US just saw the biggest decline in su...

A Redfin study revealed that in the US, the supply of new homes saw the biggest annual decline in six years.
PodShare's bunk-bed style co-living solution costs $1,200 a month in San Francisco.

San Francisco renters are dishing out $1,200 a month for bunk beds in co-living buildings to avoid the city’s high rents — here’s wh...

San Francisco has the highest median rent for a one-bedroom in the country. Some renters in the city are paying $1,200 — for a bunk bed.
A woman is suing Vancouver, Canada, over a $249,000 vacancy tax for leaving her $24.9 million mansion empty.

A multimillionaire’s wife is suing after the city of Vancouver charged her $249,000 for not living in her $27 million mansion

She bought a sprawling mansion on Vancouver's "Billionaire's Row" in 2015. It's been left empty amid a severe housing crisis, prompting vacancy taxes.
Berlin skyline.

Berlin is freezing rents for the next 5 years, and it’s a major step in the city’s efforts to prevent an increasingly serious housing cris...

Germany is dealing with a shortage of affordable housing. The government hopes to build 1.5 million affordable units by 2021.