Nobody's Home

American Banker

Housing blight — concentrated areas of vacant properties in cities, rural areas and suburbs — is associated with everything from poverty to crime to health disparities. But governments seem powerless to turn it around. We're finding out why. A speci...Show More

18:39 | May 17th, 2019

Changing demographics and cultural trends are making bank CEOs think beyond profitability and toward addressing what they stand for.

30:40 | Oct 21st, 2018

In the series finale, we examine how to get people who aren’t directly affected by vacant housing to care about finding a solution. How do you focus policymakers on a problem with so many different mo...Show More
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44:57 | Oct 14th, 2018

If housing blight costs money, renovating vacant housing and creating new affordable housing also costs money. Where might that investment come from? An examination of community land trusts and the Co...Show More

23:11 | Oct 7th, 2018

The crisis in affordable housing has its roots in the high cost of building entry-level single-family homes. But why does it cost so much to build a house? And what did previous generations do to buil...Show More

35:33 | Sep 30th, 2018

Small towns across the country struggle with vacant housing as much as cities, even though some of those places have plenty of jobs. Geography and a declining population lead rural communities to make...Show More
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