Here’s How We Fix the Hole in the Middle of the Housing Market

Soaring real estate prices and shrinking housing options are leaving families in urban centers with fewer pathways to homeownership—but these architects, designers, and developers have a plan.

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Call it the enduring American Dream, or call it old-fashioned, but homeownership still figures on wish lists for folks across the country. Even as definitions of "home" continue to evolve, owning a property remains a key way for many Americans to not just achieve financial stability or generate wealth, but also to create something they can call their own, and foster a sense of community in the process. And yet, never before has becoming a homeowner been so difficult for so many people, especially in urban centers.

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