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150th Anniversary Events
November 12, 2015
We Don’t Need to Wait on Congress to Fight Homelessness
County trust funds that provide money for emergency shelters and affordable housing are one approach we can take towards ensuring that every person finds shelter.
November 4, 2015
Think It’s Hard Finding a Place to Live? Try Doing So With a Criminal Record
President Obama has taken a modest but essential step towards undoing some of the discriminatory housing policies that have made it difficult for returning citizens to rejoin their families and stay off the streets.
October 20, 2015
How a Gentrification Scam Threatens New York’s Community Gardens
Shady developers know one easy way to build luxury condos: Claim ownership of communal land.
October 2, 2015
Can Community Land Trusts Solve Baltimore’s Homelessness Problem?
Vast numbers of Baltimore’s buildings are uninhabited. Could a new model of ownership put them in the hands of communities?
September 15, 2015
What if You Couldn’t Talk to Your Own Landlord?
New York City’s Housing Authority has only six employees dedicated to managing language services across the 400,000-tenant system, and only two of them speak Chinese.
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September 4, 2015
New Orleans: Reflections on the Week That Was
On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, residents reflect on the changes of the last decade.
Roberta Brandes Gratz
September 3, 2015
Stadiums Ruin Neighborhoods
But for the first time in 60 years, a sports megastructure will not dominate Atlanta’s skyline south of Downtown. Can activists help make the area livable again?
September 2, 2015
Why a Criminal Record Shouldn’t Disqualify Someone From Public Assistance
No one should go hungry for a crime that they have already served time for.
August 28, 2015
Former Residents of New Orleans’s Demolished Housing Projects Tell Their Stories
When public housing was demolished post-Katrina, black women were especially hard hit. A new report examines what their lives look like now.
August 27, 2015
Missing Home: The Demolition of New Orleans After Katrina
The city has granted more than 24,000 demolition permits since Katrina.
, a nonprofit newsroom in New Orleans, to explore the fate of those properties.