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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

For many of Brazil’s residents, the battles between World Cup teams aren’t nearly as important as the battle to keep their homes, or to protest free from the threat of violence.

June 16, 2014

“It’s what happens when you don’t spend money on affordable housing.”

April 17, 2014

If the UPK fight defined the first 100 days of the mayor’s current term, housing will likely dominate the remaining 1,360 days.

April 7, 2014

De Blasio closes shoddy shelters, and eyes a bigger fix. 

February 21, 2014

After an intense battle over how to use the state’s JPMorgan payout, all of the funds will go to ease troubled homeowners.

January 22, 2014

Not if Andrew Cuomo succeeds in diverting the money into the state’s general fund. 

January 17, 2014

The mayor-elect also named an aide as his chief of staff.

December 23, 2013

The mayor-elect will have to manage a huge budget, labor talks, an aggressive press and a cagey governor. Oh, and he might just carry the hopes of the progressive movement.

December 13, 2013

A federal court rules that Veterans Affairs can’t lease land for rent-a-car lot, hotel laundry and film studio storage.

August 30, 2013

A Senate attempt to restore sequester cuts to low-income housing fails—housing assistance trend continues to go from bad to worse.

August 7, 2013