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James Heimer

Madison is trying to end homelessness with a Housing First strategy. But is the company it selected to oversee its new developments the best fit? Read more

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Carolyn Fath

Many were stunned when the Tenant Resource Center fired Brenda Konkel as its executive director and have demanded her reinstatement. But five former employees say it was a long time coming. Read more

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Many are outraged by firing of Brenda Konkel from the Tenant Resource Center. Read more

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Cameron Bren

A new group successfully bought and rehabbed a four-unit apartment building into a housing co-op. Now they want to help others do the same. Read more

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David Michael Miller

CUNA Mutual offers insurance to protect both landlords and tenants through hard times. Read more

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Kyle Teal

Dane County is going through its first major zoning code rewrite in more than half a century. The revision promises to allow for new uses of property — including tiny houses, Airbnbs and wedding barns— but not in all areas. Read more

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Wisconsin’s first subsidized housing aimed at grandfamilies struggled to attract its targeted demographic. Now the same developer is giving the concept another shot in Madison. Read more

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Thomas DeVillers

Residents fear a Monopoly model — with developers accumulating several parcels in order to exchange green plastic houses for larger red “hotels” (in this case apartment buildings) — might become a prototype in Madison’s traditional neighborhoods. Read more

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Todd Hubler

Madison desperately needs affordable housing. But should it be built next to Madison-Kipp, a manufacturer some fear is producing dangerous pollution? Read more

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Michael Kienitz

Announced Monday, the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes include Matthew Desmond, who wrote a gripping exposé about mass evictions and the struggle to find affordable housing in Milwaukee. Read our June 2016 interview with the author. Read more

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Allison Geyer

After split with developer Gorman & Co., east-side cohousing has found a new home just a few blocks away from its former site at Union Corners. Read more

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Carolyn Fath

A much ballyhooed cohousing project has split from the Union Corners development. In its place, developer Gorman & Co. proposes a housing project catering to “grandfamilies.” And the developer is negotiating with new grocery stores for the site. Read more

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Earlier this week, a fire damaged a supportive housing complex owned by Catalyst Project, a new nonprofit that helps single mothers and children. The blaze has temporarily displaced a mom and her five children. Read more

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Chris Collins

The co-founders of the Catalyst Project, a new supportive permanent housing nonprofit, wanted to help single mothers and their children. Read more

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Cameron Bren

Housing cooperatives have been popular in Madison for decades, primarily with college-age people whose lives are in transition. A group of co-op veterans are forming Perennial Co-op on the south side, with ambitions of settling into the neighborhood. Read more

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Michael Kienitz

Isthmus talks to superstar author and UW alum Matthew Desmond, whose groundbreaking research on poverty is the basis for his new book “Evicted.” Now the book is showing up on bestseller lists and has been chosen as the 2016-17 Go Big Read. Read more

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Property managers around Madison are turning to forensic science to crack down on dog poop offenders. Read more

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Laurent Hrybyk

Rooftop pools. Ice skating rinks. Virtual driving ranges. Automated parking. Have these new college apartments become the new normal? And what happens to students who cannot afford to live there? Read more

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