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Housing news and analysis from The Nation
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.
March 24, 2022
America Needs Social Housing
We must free Black and brown tenants from the rent gouging, health violations, and eviction threats employed by corporate landlords and Wall Street investors.
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March 11, 2022
Is California Doing Enough to Fight Homelessness?
Governor Newsom has taken a triumphant tone, but thousands are still sleeping in the streets.
February 11, 2022
California Needs to Get Serious About Homelessness
The state has failed to provide housing to the formerly incarcerated and other vulnerable people.
January 31, 2022
The Cure for Child Homelessness: Affordable Housing
As a pediatrician in the San Francisco Bay area, I have seen how housing insecurity can damage the mental and physical health of kids.
January 27, 2022
The Homeless Shelter on Billionaires’ Row
Residents of the wealthy block in New York City spent a fortune fighting against it. Now, they’ve got to learn to live with it.
January 20, 2022
What We Owe People Experiencing Homelessness in the US
Much of the foundational data about Covid-19 came from people without housing and those who work with them.