What does it take to build a livable home for under $100 per square foot?
For a group of architecture students at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, that question was answered in a semester-long project that ended last week.
The project culminated with two students winning top honors among their classmates by having their projects selected for construction by Habitat for Humanity. — nj.com
“As a housing commissioner we feel like we’re trying to plug a lot of leaks in the dike,” said Nick Fish, a Portland city commissioner in charge of the housing bureau and parks and recreation. And the city’s budget has still not recovered from the downturn. Habitat, especially in east Portland, he said, is filling the gap. — NYT
Kirk Johnson examines how a depressed real estate market on Portland along with a recent gift by local businessman John Gray, has enabled Habitat, the nonprofit housing group, to think big. The organization has been buying up property on the city’s struggling east side in the process...
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