These Inexpensive Homes Could Help Fix Rural America’s Affordable Housing Crisis

Students at Auburn University may be turning their home-building expertise into real-world housing market solutions. Since 1993, the university’s Rural Studio Design Workshop has allowed students to ditch the comforts of campus and head to the state’s Black Belt region — where poverty is high and jobs are scarce — to create innovative and affordable … Read more

Senators Angry About Freddie Mac Betting Against Homeowners

by Jesse Eisinger ProPublica Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., had sharp words for Freddie Mac’s investment practices and conflicts of interest at a Senate Banking Committee hearing Thursday. The senator’s concerns came in the wake of a ProPublica and NPR report that Freddie, the giant taxpayer-owned mortgage company, had made concentrated investments in complex mortgage securities … Read more