Whether a city is struggling to house an influx of new residents, provide affordable homes to low income residents, or deal with abandoned and neglected properties, housing issues often seem way too big and challenging for the average resident to have any say in. Many times deep-pocketed developers, the public housing authority, the elected officials, and everyone else in power to make the housing decisions.

But there are many ways residents without much money or political clout can actively participate in the future of housing in our towns.

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