Housing

Queens Home Foreclosure

The Rent Is Too Damn High, and Progressives Need to Do Something The Rent Is Too Damn High, and Progressives Need to Do Something

Voters want real housing solutions but aren’t getting them from either party.

May 9, 2018 / Sean McElwee and Henry Kraemer

Katrina Gentrifying New Orleans

How Trump Plans to Evict Poor Families From Public Housing How Trump Plans to Evict Poor Families From Public Housing

The president’s budget proposal is a shocking assault on millions of people who rely on rental assistance. 

Feb 16, 2018 / George Zornick

Rent control protest CA

A New Housing-Rights Movement Has the Real-Estate Industry Running Scared A New Housing-Rights Movement Has the Real-Estate Industry Running Scared

In cities across the country, tenants are demanding robust regulations to keep rents affordable and stop unjust evictions.

Feb 9, 2018 / Cities Rising / Jimmy Tobias

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Meet the Candidate Running to Fix Michigan’s Brutal Housing Policies Meet the Candidate Running to Fix Michigan’s Brutal Housing Policies

Abdul El-Sayed would be the first Muslim-American governor in US history.

Jan 29, 2018 / David Dayen

Long Sacrosanct, the Mortgage-Interest Deduction Comes Under Scrutiny

Long Sacrosanct, the Mortgage-Interest Deduction Comes Under Scrutiny 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.

Dec 1, 2017 / Editorial / Bryce Covert

Harvey standing water

It Doesn’t Matter if Cities Are Climate Change–Proof if No One Can Afford to Live in Them 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.

Oct 24, 2017 / Cities Rising / Michelle Chen

Logan Circle DC

How Tenants’ Rights Are Flourishing—Right in Trump’s New Backyard 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.

Oct 9, 2017 / Cities Rising / Jimmy Tobias

Behind JPMorgan Chase’s Bait-and-Switch

Behind JPMorgan Chase’s Bait-and-Switch 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.

Oct 5, 2017 / Special Report / David Dayen

Protest outside Chase

From Free Lunch to Public Banks, These Cities Are Giving Us Hope From Free Lunch to Public Banks, These Cities Are Giving Us Hope

Dispatches from the Urban Resistance: Alameda to Elyria and beyond.

Sep 29, 2017 / Cities Rising / Jimmy Tobias

Grenfell Tower

The Economic System That Made the Grenfell Tragedy Possible 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.

Jun 26, 2017 / Michelle Chen

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