2019 Housing Series | WAMC

2019 Housing Series

Digital highlight shows the Adirondack Northway at the border of Albany and Saratoga Counties
Map by USGS / WAMC

Perhaps there has been no greater impact on housing in the greater Capital Region than the development of the Adirondack Northway in the mid-20th Century.

WAMC Housing Series Part 5: Veteran Homelessness

Dec 20, 2019
WAMC, Allison Dunne

WAMC News has been looking into the state of housing in the Northeast. In the fifth part of our series, WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne takes a look at how one nonprofit organization in Dutchess County is working to help veterans get off the street and back on their feet.

Thirty years ago, a group of advocates recognized that housing discrimination was causing homelessness in western Massachusetts and they created The Massachusetts Fair Housing Center.

So-called "Red X" buildings dotting the Albany landscape are being rehabbed as the city moves new housing policies forward.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The city of Albany has a complicated history with building neighborhoods. In the latest in our special series on housing, WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports on how today’s housing trends are playing out on a city that dates back more than four centuries.

A man and a woman stand in front of a white house with black shutters
Josh Landes / WAMC

As the use of short-term rentals like Airbnb grows in Berkshire County, so are efforts to regulate their use around the region.

Laurentide apartment building in Burlington, VT
Pat Bradley/WAMC

Access to affordable housing is no longer associated with the abject poor and homeless. It is a problem that affects low and middle income workers and their quality of life. As part of a special news series, WAMC is talking a look at housing — and how communities and governments across the region are addressing what is becoming a crisis for municipalities across the country. In the first story of our six-part series, North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley examines what Burlington has been doing this past year after the mayor called for concrete action in his State of the City address.