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Housing news and analysis from The Nation
December 1, 2017
Long Sacrosanct, the Mortgage-Interest Deduction Comes Under Scrutiny
But Republicans want to funnel savings to the rich—not renters, who could use the help.
October 24, 2017
It Doesn’t Matter if Cities Are Climate Change–Proof if No One Can Afford to Live in Them
In the wake of this year’s devastating hurricanes, cities need to focus on equity in all of their future climate-adaptation plans.
October 9, 2017
How Tenants’ Rights Are Flourishing—Right in Trump’s New Backyard
DC is home to some of the country’s most progressive efforts to keep housing affordable.
October 5, 2017
Behind JPMorgan Chase’s Bait-and-Switch
According to lawsuits filed by investor Larry Schneider, the bank sold him thousands of mortgages—then changed the terms of the deal.
September 29, 2017
From Free Lunch to Public Banks, These Cities Are Giving Us Hope
Dispatches from the Urban Resistance: Alameda to Elyria and beyond.
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June 26, 2017
The Economic System That Made the Grenfell Tragedy Possible
In the UK—and in the US—public goods like affordable housing have been neglected to dangerous degrees.
June 19, 2017
Another Terror Attack in London, as Grief and Anger Build in the Wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire
The conflagration was a lethal consequence of years of putting profit before people’s lives.
June 11, 2017
Trump Friend Thomas Barrack Cashes Out of Colony Starwood Homes
But the phenomenon Barrack started will outlive his ownership.
June 8, 2017
This Slumlord Is Donald Trump’s Good Pal
Before billionaire Tom Barrack chaired Trump’s inaugural committee, his company was moving to evict a third of its tenants in one Atlanta-area county. This is Making America Great Again?
March 27, 2017
The Civil Rights Movement Had One Powerful Tool That We Don’t Have
Without it, activists will have to find new ways to bring about change in 2017.