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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?
April 23, 2021
Walter Mondale’s Decades-Long Crusade for Fair Housing and the Full Promise of Civil Rights
To the end of his life, Mondale waged the battle against segregation he had joined as the sponsor of the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
March 16, 2021
My Family Has Covid, and We’re Days Away From an Eviction
The US government has shrugged off millions of people like me.
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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.
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.
November 10, 2020
Behind the Doors of New York’s Public Housing
Portraits of the activists, organizers, artists, and more who call the Lower East Side’s public housing home.
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