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Affordable housing news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 6, 2007

    American Dream, Downsized

    In the world's increasingly crowded cities, personal space is shrinking--and so are options for personal happiness.

    Andrew Lam

  • March 23, 2006

    Who Is Killing New Orleans?

    Mayor-appointed commissions and experts, mostly white and Republican, propose to radically shrink and reshape a majority-black and Democratic city.

    Mike Davis

  • March 23, 2006

    Neglect in New Orleans

    A perfect storm of malign neglect is battering the victims of Hurricane Katrina. But the people of New Orleans are fighting back: They deserve our support as they press for the rights of the displaced.

    The Editors

  • December 15, 2005

    New Orleans Blues

    If New Orleans is to reclaim its greatness, the scope of the solution must match the scope of the problem. The city could become the nation's classroom by re-engineering levees, responsibly building neighborhoods and schools and repairing the environment, but time is running out.

    The Editors

  • October 13, 2005

    Squeezing the Have-Nots

    Fitful efforts to rebuild the Gulf Coast unfold against a backdrop of looming economic disaster: rising unemployment and interest rates, misplaced priorities and a recession that will hurt the weakest most.

    William Greider


  • September 23, 2005

    GOP Opportunity Zone

    This is a list of "Pro-Free-Market Ideas for Responding to Hurricane Katrina and High Gas Prices," circulated by the House Republican Study

    Naomi Klein

  • September 22, 2005

    Purging the Poor

    Why are the poorest victims of Hurricane Katrina being kept out of perfectly livable homes?

    Naomi Klein

  • September 20, 2005

    Doing the Math

    Here's how we identified more than 11,000 empty, rentable homes in New Orleans:

    Naomi Klein

  • September 19, 2005

    Visionaries Wanted

    New homes for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina need not be the penitentiary-style public housing we've come to dread. Bring in architects who know how to create human-scale dwellings for the poor.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • September 8, 2005

    Let the People Rebuild New Orleans

    Let the evacuees of New Orleans take the lead in determining how the billions of dollars in reconstruction funds are used to rebuild their lives and their city.

    Naomi Klein