Housing

After Centuries of Housing Racism, a Southern City Gets Innovative

In Jackson, Mississippi, community land trusts are key to fair and affordable development. By Adam Lynch via Yes Magazine Denise Fitzgerald’s property abuts the string of quiet, empty lots that line Ewing Street in Jackson, Mississippi. Recently she was leaf-blowing detritus shed by the enormous sycamore tree dominating the yard of her tidy Habitat for Humanity home. She says she’d cut the tree down herself but knows it’s big enough to take out both her house and the house beside her...

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