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Affordable housing news and analysis from The Nation
January 5, 2023
Reflections on Vienna’s Social Housing Model From Tenant Advocates
I participated in a 50-person delegation that toured Vienna’s social housing developments last fall. What we saw should make Americans rethink how we approach housing.
October 28, 2022
10 Years After Sandy, Renters Remain Most Vulnerable to the Impacts of Climate Change
Since Hurricane Sandy hit the US in 2012, it has become clear that no one is immune to climate disaster. At this point, it’s more a question of who has the means to survive it.
Lena P. Afridi
August 23, 2022
Letters From the September 5/12, 2022, Issue
Housing follies… A tale of two
s… Protest in a new era…
August 17, 2022
Oakland’s Largest Homeless Camp Dodges the Bullet—for Now
Under a freeway maze near a train yard, residents of Oakland’s largest and oldest encampment are being forced to leave. Where will they go?
August 11, 2022
Philly Tenants Are Fighting on the Front Lines of the Low-Income Housing Crisis
As rents skyrocket, cities can’t afford to lose low-income housing like West Philadelphia’s UC Townhomes.
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June 21, 2022
Why the Poor People’s Campaign 2022 Matters
On the nonviolent struggle to end poverty, racism, militarism and planetary crisis.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
March 28, 2022
From the Labor Question to the Housing Question
Left unchecked, the asset economy swells the ranks of the homeless and consigns what’s left of the middle class to permanent tenancy.
March 11, 2022
Is California Doing Enough to Fight Homelessness?
Governor Newsom has taken a triumphant tone, but thousands are still sleeping in the streets.
February 11, 2022
California Needs to Get Serious About Homelessness
The state has failed to provide housing to the formerly incarcerated and other vulnerable people.
January 31, 2022
The Cure for Child Homelessness: Affordable Housing
As a pediatrician in the San Francisco Bay area, I have seen how housing insecurity can damage the mental and physical health of kids.