United States

Carey L. Biron

'Falling through the cracks': vulnerable U.S. homeowners overlooked after disasters

Apr 16 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was the middle of the night when Yvonne Rawhouser's neighbor woke her up to warn her that a nearby hillside was aflame.

In U.S. first, Minneapolis rethinks housing density to make homes cheaper

Apr 08 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After 13 years in the U.S. capital, Lauren Richards moved back to her hometown in 2015, saying she and her husband "didn't want to pay D.C. housing costs anymore".

Empty dresses spotlight N. American violence 'epidemic' against native women

Mar 21 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of empty red dresses sway in the wind at the foot of Capitol Hill, reminding passersby of the thousands of native women recorded murdered or missing in the United States and Canada in recent decades.

Homing in on health: U.S. homeless prescribed stable, safe housing

Mar 07 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Catherine Crosland sees patients in the U.S. capital, her key concern is whether they have somewhere to live.

Missing ingredient in healing cities after disaster? Culture

Mar 04 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Bosnia, after the war in the 1990s, residents put rebuilding a 400-year-old bridge ahead of fixing their own roofs. In Nepal, repairing the nation's historic sites brought people together after 2015’s devastating earthquakes.

Hot property: U.S. mobile homes' affordability slips as corporates move in

Feb 19 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Russ Watson decided to move to a mobile home community in Florida in 2011, it was to be near his father and in a space that was affordable.

Beyond Congress, property owners stand between Trump and U.S.-Mexico border wall

Feb 14 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lost in the argument between lawmakers and U.S. President Donald Trump over funding for a potential wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is the effect such construction would have on private property owners, legal experts warned on Wednesday.

Land is key ingredient missing from U.S. 'Green New Deal', experts say

Feb 08 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amid the rollout of a high-profile climate proposal in the U.S. Congress, some are warning that a major gap exists around urban land policy.

Public use and private profit: U.S. landowners question forced purchases

Feb 05 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Jones farm in Giles County, Virginia, has been in the family for 250 years. But a natural gas pipeline could soon cut a corridor through the property, despite the family's attempts to thwart it.

Cities need to grow up - not out - to survive, researchers warn

Jan 31 2019

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Urban areas are expected to grow by 80 percent by the end of the next decade, and unless they grow up rather than out, they could be in trouble, according to a new report from the World Resources Institute and Yale University.

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