Housing in Marin
More on Fair and Affordable Housing:
A 2009 audit by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found that Marin County did not meet some of the criteria required of federal funding that it had received. This series, Equal Opportunity: Fair and Affordable Housing in Marin, examines that audit and provides context on housing in the Bay Area as a whole. We hope you'll spend some time with the series -- click on the map to find out where affordable housing is in the Bay Area, read the primer to learn exactly what qualifies as fair and affordable housing, and take a quiz to test your knowledge. And as always, comment on the stories to let us know what we should cover next.
Forum | Thursday, Jan 19, 2012, 9:00 AM
A new report titled "A Portrait of Marin" reveals stark income inequality between residents living in the wealthiest and those in the poorest parts of the county. The disparities extend to education and housing as well as health. Among the findings: a baby born in Ross will likely live 13 years longer than one born in Novato's Hamilton neighborhood. We talk about the findings and recommendations.
KQED News | Thursday, Dec 01, 2011, 6:30 AM
The median price for a single family home in Marin is about $750,000. People of color are concentrated in two neighborhoods of the county. And John Young wants to do something about it.
KQED News | Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011, 6:30 AM
The Housing and Urban Development administration (HUD) has been evaluating whether U.S. cities and counties are working hard enough to include people of color and other protected classes in their housing plans. Now, a recent audit is focusing attention on the nearly all-white county of Marin.
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% of Homes that Qualify as Affordable
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* Source: Assocation of Bay Area Governments 2009 Housing Survey.
** Source: U.S. Census Bureau, State and County QuickFacts 2010.
***The U.S. Census Bureau does not include people that identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino in its racial calculations. The census characterizes Hispanic, Latino, and Spanish as an "origin," which the bureau has defined as encompassing nationality, ethnicity, and heritage. We have chosen to include the Hispanic and Latino numbers as we believe they will provide a more complete understanding of each county's demographics.
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