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Housing and Homelessness

Housing and Homelessness news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 10, 2009

    Fighting for Our Homes

    With Americans facing foreclosures and banks using bailout money to pay themselves, community organizing has proved to be the best defense for homeowners.

    Brave New Films

  • February 4, 2009

    The People’s Sheriff of Chicago

    A tenant protest compels Cook County's Tom Dart to suspend foreclosure evictions.

    John Conroy

  • January 23, 2009

    Is There Hope for the Homeless?

    Patrick Markee and Lizzie Ratner report from a New York intake clinic for homeless families in the Bronx.

    Brett Story

  • January 22, 2009

    Hope for the Homeless?

    With homeless rates at record highs, America needs a bold new housing policy.

    Lizzy Ratner and Patrick Markee

  • June 9, 2008

    The New Face of Gentrification

    Manhattan's El Barrio is facing an uphill battle against a private equity firm attempting to displace low-income residents in a struggle which reflects a growing crisis.

    Kavita Shah


  • March 27, 2008

    Is This the Big One?

    The blowback of housing deflation on our overleveraged financial markets has seriously constricted the flow of credit--the lifeblood of the world's largest debtor economy.

    Jeff Faux

  • November 21, 2005

    Buyers’ Remorse

    Home equity--for those lucky enough to own a house or condo--is a primary source of economic security. But unsold inventory, rising interest rates and record levels of mortgage defaults are making the future look grim.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • October 5, 2005

    Pop Goes the Real Estate Bubble

    Stocks crash and housing prices tend to go down with a whisper. But a disturbing number of signs now point to a sudden burst of the real estate bubble.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • September 12, 2005

    New Orleans: Raze or Rebuild?

    Despite persistent calls from the right to raze the ruined city, gritty storm survivors from New Orleans to Gulfport and Houston begin to put their lives together again.

    Christian Parenti

  • August 9, 2004

    Bush’s House of Cards

    As bad as Bush's economic record is, it would appear far worse if not for the housing bubble.

    Dean Baker