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As a horrified nation sees millions evicted, community organizations--and at least one lawmaker--advise them to hold their ground.

With Americans facing foreclosures and banks using bailout money to pay themselves, community organizing has proved to be the best defense for homeowners.

A tenant protest compels Cook County's Tom Dart to suspend foreclosure evictions.

Across the border from San Diego in Tijuana, a spontaneous urban space is taking shape off the radar of city planners, as an affluent city sheds its aging houses and its pieces are reassembled into creative dwellings for the poor.

The greenest way to lift the country out of a deepening recession is to put people to work building mass transit.

Nation contributor A.C. Thompson discusses vigilante violence in New Orleans in the days after the Hurricane Katrina.

Patrick Markee and Lizzie Ratner report from a New York intake clinic for homeless families in the Bronx.

With homeless rates at record highs, America needs a bold new housing policy.

A biography of Robert Clifton Weaver traces the life and times of an often misunderstood urban reformer.

Rep. John Conyers expressed concern and a California activist group called for investigations of vigilante violence in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Blogs

Taxi and livery drivers suffer homicide rates twenty to thirty times higher than other occupations.

October 24, 2014

Human Resources Administration announces changes to a system long critiqued by advocates.

October 8, 2014

The courts want to offer sex workers “compassion”—but maybe agency would be more useful.

October 6, 2014

The de Blasio administration unveils an ambitious plan: reduce emissions and inequality at the same time.

September 24, 2014

There’s no evidence that credit reports reveal an applicant’s competence but plenty of evidence that shows they invade privacy and institutionalize discrimination.

September 12, 2014

Lessons from Missouri should steer us toward new national policies and an embrace of policing that respects civil liberties.

August 15, 2014

Why has the response to Michael Brown’s murder been to crack down on dissent and arrest journalists?

August 14, 2014

Officials have temporarily suspended water shutoffs, and activists are working to create permanent protections for low-income families.

July 22, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

The Detroit Water and Sewage Department plans to shut off water for delinquent customers at a rate of 1,500 to 3,000 this summer. 

July 11, 2014