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Housing Innovation Challenge

July 3, 2018

The Housing Innovation Challenge awards new, scalable housing solutions for those experiencing homelessness in LA County with up…
Young people don’t want to move out of their parents because of financial fears

October 7, 2017

If you like watching old Hollywood movies, you‘ve probably noticed that housing situation was much different. Now it…
Supportive housing improves health of formerly homeless people with HIV/AIDS

June 2, 2017

Ask Elizabeth Bowen about the intersection of homelessness and HIV/AIDS in the United States and she’ll respond without…
How Uber could help improving housing affordability?

May 23, 2017

Houses are just too expensive. In some places in the world it is so expensive to purchase or…
Home delinquency rates lower among ACA households

January 19, 2017

If you are on Obamacare, you are likely a better tenant or homeowner. Families who get health insurance…
ORNL-developed building efficiency software now available

September 2, 2015

A set of automated calibration techniques for tuning residential and commercial building energy efficiency software models to match…
No Place Like Home

August 28, 2015

Lonely and emotionally rudderless after a divorce, but determined to build a healthy home for her son, Carmel…
Go Small and Go Home: Team Working to Create an Affordable Housing Fix

August 26, 2015

A team of Cal students is setting out to demonstrate one possible solution to the Bay Area’s gentrification…
At NIST Net-Zero Energy House, Energy Efficiency, Clean Air Are Compatible Goals

August 25, 2015

You can breathe easy in the net-zero energy house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).…
Auctions are not best options for abandoned property

July 30, 2015

If officials in distressed cities want their communities to recover, abandoned commercial and residential properties would be available…
Five charts that demystify the Chinese housing market

July 15, 2015

Yes, there are reasons to worry about the Chinese housing market. But they may not be the reasons…
Straw built eco homes receive Passivhaus accreditation

March 4, 2015

The ModCell straw panel technology, which was developed in partnership with researchers from our Department of Architecture &…
Need a small house? Just press print

June 30, 2014

A bed. A kitchen. A place for lounging and watching television. Full bathroom. Storage space. Those are typical…
Block party: how architecture helped rebuild LEGO

October 16, 2013

Virtually any kid who picks up a bucket of LEGO bricks will start by making a house, usually…
How ants investigate the housing market when searching for their ideal home

October 2, 2013

An immediate and chronic concern for many of us is how the housing market influences the whole economy:…
fluxHome is ready for send-off for Solar Decathlon

September 17, 2013

Following months of planning and construction, the USC student-designed entry in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon…
Fueling shelters at half the cost

September 17, 2013

Imagine cutting your home fuel-consumption costs in half. That would be tough enough in a conventional house. Now think…
No Evidence of Residential Property Value Impacts Near U.S. Wind Turbines, Study Finds

September 6, 2013

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) analyzed more than 50,000 home sales near 67 wind facilities in 27…
Property bubble? That’s the theory, anyway

August 9, 2013

As Australian housing prices have boomed over the last decade and a half, there has been much discussion…
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