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Housing news and analysis from The Nation
January 6, 2023
California Hangs Its Homeless Population Out to Dry
Recent floods have worsened the state’s housing crisis, and the local government’s response is proving woefully inadequate once again.
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.
December 29, 2022
The Butler Didn’t Do It! On Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion”
was a brilliant inversion of the class politics of an Agatha Christie whodunit, the sequel wants to have it both ways.
December 7, 2022
Is Eric Adams Bringing Back the Asylum?
Adams calls his new involuntary hospitalization order a “moral mandate” to “deliver for our most vulnerable.” What the policy actually delivers is an era akin to the age of the carceral psychiatric ward.
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.
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October 26, 2022
How Black Landowners in the South Are Recovering Lost Generational Wealth
and farm consolidation contributed to decades of Black-owned land loss
. In North Carolina, many are fighting to recoup what was lost.
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.
August 9, 2022
Forced Treatment Isn’t What Unhoused People Need
California will use CARE Courts to coerce people living on the streets who are perceived to have a mental illness into involuntary care.
May 3, 2022
Homeownership and the American Dream During Covid
Were families that owned a home better protected from financial hardship compared to renters?
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.