How a South American Surplus Flooded Philadelphia With Free Avocados
It could have been a food-waste debacle. Instead, a nimble network turned it into a bounty for all — and inadvertently reinvented a food system.
How Brooklyn’s Library Gets Back Books Without Fines
The library partnered with behavioral scientists to help people return their books on time.
Austin Is Giving Displaced Residents the ‘Right to Return’
A new city policy allows working-class families priced out of their neighborhoods to come back — affordably.
Portland’s ‘Hygiene Hub’ Goes Way Beyond Free Showers
A full-service facility run by the people who need it offers hot water, laundry, medical care — and legitimization.
Instead of Eviction, Landlords and Tenants Talk It Out
In Philadelphia, face-to-face mediated chats help both parties get what they need.
Strangers Are Welcoming People Released from Prison into Their Homes
Skeptical at first, participants on both sides now see a solution that benefits everyone.
Cops and Community Organizers Are Reimagining Atlanta’s Jail
An unlikely collaboration could transform a place of imprisonment into a center for equity.
Cincinnati Tenants Are Building Equity With Each Rent Payment
Why should homeowners get all the perks? How a different type of rental model puts equity back in the pockets of tenants.