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Industry insiders reveal how predatory lending made it more profitable to run a mortgage shop than to sell drugs.

Advice and resources for preventing or fighting foreclosure.

This week in Baltimore, the first protester in a civil disobedience campaign to resist foreclosure was arrested. Is there more to come?

Representative Marcy Kaptur and economist Dean Baker discuss the housing crisis in this special presentation of 'Fighting For Our Homes.'

Will Obama's $75 billion homeowner bailout plan work? Fair housing activists Sarah Ludwig, Paul Leonard and others discuss the foreclosure crisis.

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.

Blogs

280 workers organized to win a landmark settlement against one of San Francisco's most revered dim sum restaurants.

December 15, 2014

Congress’s spending bill overrides Washington’s vote to legalize marijuana and thwarts the will of the people.

December 11, 2014

Water privatization could soon be the next front in the austerity wars.

December 8, 2014

The city now has a Retail Workers Bill of Rights.

December 5, 2014

Let’s get serious about addressing erratic, constantly changing schedules that are a Holiday-season nightmare for workers.

December 1, 2014

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