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What if public housing were for everyone?

Local governments are trying a new way to address the housing crisis.


Rachel M. Cohen is a senior reporter for Vox covering social policy. She focuses on housing, schools, labor, criminal justice, and abortion rights, and has been reporting on these issues for more than a decade


The concept of social housing, which provides publicly owned housing for all income levels, is gaining traction in the U.S. This approach aims to increase housing supply by making government a competitive bidder in the real estate market, differentiating from the stigmatized public housing by branding it as "social housing”.



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