After several years of planning and hope, the first group ever of self-help housing families on the island of Guam have begun construction on 13 homes.
Just over the Santa Cruz Mountains, the South Coast stretching along Highway 1 remains the least densely populated segment of the Bay Area. Nicknamed “the Slowcoast” by locals, the area is home to fewer than 3,000 people.
Families in McMinnville, Oregon celebrate National Homeownership Month with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site where they will build their new homes.
California already is one of the most expensive states to live in, but housing analysts say that residents there—in particular, renters—will likely face even higher costs in the near future.
In most U.S. counties, a worker needs to earn almost three times the $7.25 federal minimum hourly wage in order to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment.