Good News About Housing

People, governments, and organizations are addressing housing insecurity, homelessness, and affordable housing

Solar panels on a roof

A green roof or rooftop solar? You can combine them in a biosolar roof — boosting both biodiversity and power output

Growing city populations and limited space are driving the adoption of green roofs and green walls covered with living plants. As well as boosting biodiversity, green roofs could play another unexpectedly valuable role by increasing the electricity output of solar panels.
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A photo collage of Elmo, a mound of salt grain, a bear cub, a man in a tractor, and a woman on a wheelchair

Good News This Week: May 11, 2024 - Dogs, Batteries, & Elmo

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Left: A photo of damage left behind by tornadoes in Nebraska; Center: Zach Bryan posing with a fan; Right: A screenshot of a TikTok showing Zach Bryan cleaning up damage left behind by tornadoes in Elkhorn, Nebraska

Zach Bryan aids in tornado relief efforts for Nebraskans before performing back-to-back concerts

Ahead of concerts in Omaha, Zach Bryan took a detour to help Nebraskans picking up the pieces after tornadoes ravaged the community.
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Left: Taylor Swift's album cover for the 'Tortured Poets Department.' Right: A group of people gather in an event space, with a Pride flag hanging on the wall

LGBTQ+ Swifties raise money for trans community by throwing 'Tortured Poets'- themed listening party

On the heels of the release of Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department,' fans gathered to do a little good.
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Keys resting on a hand

This building in Detroit was transformed into permanent housing for veterans experiencing homelessness

Four organizations in the city and a national partner used their relationships and data to reduce homelessness toward “functional zero.”
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A photo collage of a kid getting a check-up, a landfill, a submerged part of the Baltimore bridge, a crowd holding a giant LGBTQ+ flag, and a close-up on a pair of hands wearing medical gloves

Good News This Week: March 30, 2024 - Farms, Housing, & Marriage Equality

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Three photos. On the left and right, screenshots of Olivia Rodrigo speaking in an Instagram story. In the center, Olivia Rodrigo performs on stage. The hashtag #Fund4Good is placed atop the images.

Olivia Rodrigo to donate to women's shelters during Canadian leg of Guts World Tour

Following the success of her work with abortion funds, Olivia Rodrigo's Fund 4 Good will support women's shelters in Canada during the next leg of the Guts World Tour.
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Left: Three Girl Scouts stand in a warehouse full of cookies; Right: A collection of Girl Scout cookies and milk sits in the kitchen of St. Vincent de Paul-Phoenix

Community shelter receives massive donation of nearly 2,000 Girl Scout cookies

Businesses in the Phoenix area chipped in to buy thousands of Girl Scout cookies to share with community members in need.
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Public Health Officer 1st Lt. Gyasi J. Mann, right, and Bioenvironmental Engineer Senior Airman Emilio D. Gonzalez, second from right, help homeless veterans choose a pair of reading glasses during Stand Down 2012 at the National Guard Armory in Cherry Hill

VA's work to end veteran homelessness is working. Advocates hope efforts could work for civilians too.

In late January, groups of volunteers around the country set out on foot and in vehicles in search of individuals experiencing homelessness.
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A photo collage of Bert Janssen posing for the camera, a close-up shot of a rhino, an 'Everywhere Is Queer' logo, a portrait photo of Bridgit Mendler, and a flatlay photo of he Goodnewspaper

Good News This Week: February 24, 2024 - Rhinos, Space, & Transplants

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Two women smile, holding laundry baskets in a laundromat; a woman smiles while walking out of a laundromat

This Austin nonprofit hosts free laundry days for unhoused locals, then changes their lives for the better

A nonprofit in Texas offers comprehensive support to the homeless community through life-changing laundry services, health care access, and housing assistance.
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Three tents next to each other as part of a homeless encampment

Portland charities band together to donate 1,500 tents to unhoused locals after severe ice storm

A recent ice storm in Portland, OR, posed challenges for unhoused locals, prompting donations of 1,500 tents by the Mental Health Association and Shir Tikvah.
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