Raising money from the public to help purchase housing projects and develop new housing projects has never been easier. As part of the 2012 JOBS Act, up to $50 million can be raised from unaccredited investors (i.e. everyday, middle-class Americans) under the new Reg A+ regulations. Although real estate investment is a risky investment, access to owning a piece of the neighborhood is now within reach for many more people. Learn more with this crowdfunding explainer and this summary of the JOBS Act.