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Foreclosed Home

Private equity firms are laying the foundation for the next financial crash in the rubble of the last one—and it’s already cost one child her life.

Riverton Houses

The New York real estate market has become a private equity playground, and the result has been a disaster for tenants and the market alike.

Foreclosed Home

In Richmond, California, home prices plummeted 58 percent since their peak. Now the city is trying out a new way to help homeowners refinance—and halt the slide into foreclosure.

A homeless family

An already-bleak housing and homelessness situation is about to get a lot worse.

Enterprise lot

It seems unbelievable, but land dedicated to the VA for housing veterans has been denied to them—and LA has more homeless vets than any city in America.

San Francisco

Life on San Francisco’s streets for women over 50 is filled with hardships, small and large.

For Yolanda Andrews, losing her house would mean losing everything. That's why she's standing up to predatory banking.

Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

If there was ever a response to Mitt Romney’s smug RNC laugh line about climate change—or to Obama’s failure to address it—Hurricane Sandy delivered.

Occupy New Haven

Just after its six-month anniversary, the last occupation in New England was evicted. Freed from maintaining camp life, will the occupiers' momentum return?

Ignoring the signs of dire need, the government is slashing its housing budget.

Blogs

It’s time we update our definition of “home” so that co-ops aren’t just “small businesses.”

May 15, 2013

The fight in LA to house homeless disabled veterans—on land donated to the government for them—has moved to the courts.

March 25, 2013

The stakes of the fiscal showdown couldn’t be higher for people who depend on affordable housing.

November 30, 2012

Fifteen million Americans are underwater on their mortgage payments, yet the presidential debates lacked a discussion about the housing crisis.

October 23, 2012

From marriage to the military, LGBTQ people have won acceptance. Now can we tackle the unacceptable levels of fear, poverty and shame that pervade our society?

June 25, 2012

Property baron Sam Zell has made millions by cutting services and raising rent on retirees like those who came to his Chicago shareholder meeting.

May 15, 2012

Mitt got caught offering some details on how he would cut spending. But they still don’t add up to a balanced budget.

April 16, 2012

Housing Advocates have filed a complaint against Wells Fargo, accusing the nation’s largest mortgage lender of failing to maintain and market foreclosed properties in black and Hispanic neighborhoods.

April 11, 2012

Fresno adopts a policy of seizing and destroying homeless residents' property and a local legal services non-profit fights back.

March 30, 2012

With millions still on the verge of losing their homes, why is the head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency standing in the way of solutions for the housing crisis? 

March 21, 2012