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Housing and Homelessness
Housing and Homelessness news and analysis from The Nation
May 13, 2022
So You Want to Reduce Crime?
What kinds of investments have been proven to lower crime rates? (Hint: It’s not directing endless money to the police.)
May 3, 2022
Homeownership and the American Dream During Covid
Were families that owned a home better protected from financial hardship compared to renters?
April 14, 2022
Sweeping Homeless Encampments Is Cruel and Unacceptable
We cannot sit idly by while police target the most vulnerable members of society.
April 11, 2022
Can Biden Minimize the Cruelty of the Public Charge Rule?
Immigrants can put their residency status at risk by receiving government benefits. Could the president change this without altering the law?
David M. Perry
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.
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February 14, 2022
America’s Mayors Should Take Marion Barry as a Model. Seriously.
The former D.C. mayor’s pioneering efforts to provide jobs, affordable housing, and food security deserve to be remembered long after the jokes about his drug use have grown stale.
Christina M. Greer
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.
January 18, 2022
How the Pandemic Threw Fuel on a Growing Housing Movement
Organizers and activists hope the pandemic has changed how America thinks of housing for good.