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Affordable housing news and analysis from The Nation
June 25, 2021
The Fight Against Homelessness in California Is Just Beginning
New plans are promising, but they’re also just stopgap measures in confronting the West Coast’s burgeoning housing crisis.
May 28, 2021
Housing Alone Won’t Solve California’s Homelessness Problem
Without mental health services, drug treatment programs, and job training for ex-prisoners, California's most vulnerable population will remain at risk.
May 26, 2021
The New York Story Is Not the Real Estate Story
Massive overdevelopment and warehousing apartments for the wealthy were killing New York even before the pandemic. So why are none of the mayoral candidates talking about that?
February 25, 2021
We Must Change the Way We Measure Economic Health
Our primary focus should be on improving the lives of our most marginalized—and without an arbitrary price tag.
January 13, 2021
How the United States Chose to Become a Country of Homelessness
For months, our leaders have known that the Covid-19 crisis could force millions of people from their homes. They decided to let it happen.
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January 12, 2021
Housing Is a Right. During a Pandemic, It’s Also a Fight.
In California’s agricultural heartland, farmworkers are fighting back against expensive rents, substandard housing, and economic disenfranchisement.
December 2, 2020
9 Months Into Touch-Free Living, What Shall We Birth?
“Thanks Forgiving,” a poem.
October 21, 2020
Labor, Land, and Legacy: What New Might We Grow in the Shell of the Old?
An immigrant family went from running a small restaurant to becoming small landlords. Amid pandemic uncertainty, their daughter wonders, What’s my place?
Nadia Maria Mohamed
October 19, 2020
How Did American Cities Become So Unequal?
A new history of Ed Logue and his vision of urban renewal documents the broken promises of midcentury liberalism.
October 9, 2020
Will Deeper Segregation Be Bill de Blasio’s Legacy?
New York’s “progressive” mayor is backing wealthy Manhattanites who want to show the homeless the door.