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Affordable housing news and analysis from The Nation
June 29, 2017
Jason Chaffetz’s Pity Party Is Everything That Is Wrong With a 1 Percent Congress
The Utah congressman has turned his housing situation into a multiyear political stunt—while voting to gut the safety net.
May 30, 2017
This City Helped Pioneer the Fight for $15. Can It Revolutionize Housing Rights?
Seattle renters are mad as hell—and they’re not going to take it anymore.
May 9, 2017
New York’s Mayor Vowed to Help the Homeless. Why Is the Crisis Growing?
Bill de Blasio understands homelessness better than the mayors before him, but that hasn’t been enough to stem the crisis.
March 30, 2017
Silicon Valley Has a Homelessness Crisis
If you’re not part of the tech boom, good luck finding affordable housing.
February 14, 2017
Can a Push for ‘Good Jobs’ Solve New York City’s Affordability Crisis?
To fight inequality, New York City’s mayor vows to create 100,000 jobs paying more than $50,000 a year.
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January 13, 2017
Ben Carson Doesn’t Have Much Interest in the Agency He Will Run
His Senate hearing was completely strange.
December 6, 2016
With Ben Carson at HUD, America’s Cities Really Could Become Hellholes
The neurosurgeon has blasted the agency’s work as “social engineering” and “communist.”
November 4, 2016
What You Think You Know About Kids and Public Housing is Wrong
Some 6.5 million families in the US are waiting for either a spot in public housing or a housing voucher.
November 4, 2016
This Small City Has a Plan to Fight the Silicon Valley Housing Crisis
A ballot initiative in Richmond, California, could help determine whether rent control makes a comeback in the Bay Area.
September 1, 2016
What Happens When a Homeless Shelter Opens in a Gentrifying Neighborhood?
A shelter opening in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has some residents outraged.