The current crisis has led faith groups in Atlanta and beyond to see the market as part of their ministry. When Rev. Herman “Skip” Mason was transferred in 2019 to pastor West Mitchell Street Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church in downtown Atlanta from Augusta, Georgia, he never imagined that two years later he would still be looking for affordable housing in his hometown and forced to commute over 100 miles every week. This summer, with home prices continuing to climb during the pandemic, the Atlanta native learned that Bishop T. D. Jakes, pastor of The Potter’s House in Dallas, was…

California has begun an unprecedented effort to shelter more homeless people exposed to the coronavirus. The plan could yield long-term solutions.

Montgomery County clash over “granny flats” symbolizes a struggle to build affordable housing in leafy suburbs facing racial and economic change.

Rent assistance is drying up for many rural housing projects. Construction costs keep rising. Yet many rural communities need to attract more workers.

Appeal: Exemptions do more than just save pastors $800 million a year. When a pastor responds to late-night prayer request or invites congregants to his home for Bible study, is he just doing his job or going beyond the call of duty? That’s not a question for the federal government to decide, according to the Chicago-area pastors and churches appealing a 2017 ruling that declared tax breaks for clergy housing costs to be unconstitutional. The lawsuit over the longstanding benefit, launched by the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) seven years ago, has entered another round of appeals. The Christian defendants,…