Housing and Homelessness

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Media Notices Homeless People on Streets, Blames Progressive Mayor Media Notices Homeless People on Streets, Blames Progressive Mayor

How New York’s Bill de Blasio inherited a homelessness crisis—and then got blamed for it.

Dec 23, 2015 / Patrick Markee

Refugees arrive by boat in Athens, December 18, 2015.

What Can You Actually Do for Syrian Refugees? What Can You Actually Do for Syrian Refugees?

Trump wants to ban refugees fleeing ISIS and civil war. Here’s how to welcome them instead.

Dec 22, 2015 / Daniel Moattar

A woman walks past abandoned row houses in Baltimore, Maryland.

Baltimore Evicts Nearly 7,000 People From Their Homes Every Year Baltimore Evicts Nearly 7,000 People From Their Homes Every Year

It's time to put Baltimore’s broken rent courts on trial.

Dec 14, 2015 / Michelle Chen

The fully public Savonnerie Heymans ecological social housing project in Brussels, Belgium, features a “mini-forest,” game library, parks, playgrounds, and a promenade.

How to Get Rid of Your Landlord and Socialize American Housing, in 3 Easy Steps How to Get Rid of Your Landlord and Socialize American Housing, in 3 Easy Steps

Homelessness, unaffordable urban real estate, devastating gentrification, and the housing bubble are all rooted in privatized housing.

Dec 8, 2015 / Jesse A. Myerson

We Don’t Need to Wait on Congress to Fight Homelessness

We Don’t Need to Wait on Congress to Fight Homelessness We Don’t Need to Wait on Congress to Fight Homelessness

County trust funds that provide money for emergency shelters and affordable housing are one approach we can take towards ensuring that every person finds shelter.

Nov 12, 2015 / James Abro

How an Unusual Team Helps Extricate Bronx Residents From NYC’s Justice System

How an Unusual Team Helps Extricate Bronx Residents From NYC’s Justice System How an Unusual Team Helps Extricate Bronx Residents From NYC’s Justice System

The Bronx Defenders do more than go to court.

Nov 9, 2015 / Hélène Barthélemy

Think It’s Hard Finding a Place to Live? Try Doing So With a Criminal Record

Think It’s Hard Finding a Place to Live? Try Doing So With a Criminal Record Think It’s Hard Finding a Place to Live? Try Doing So With a Criminal Record

President Obama has taken a modest but essential step towards undoing some of the discriminatory housing policies that have made it difficult for returning citizens to rejoin their...

Nov 4, 2015 / Zoë Carpenter

October 29, 1929: The Stock Market Crashes, Plunging the World Into Economic Depression

October 29, 1929: The Stock Market Crashes, Plunging the World Into Economic Depression October 29, 1929: The Stock Market Crashes, Plunging the World Into Economic Depression

“Obviously the market must have been extremely vulnerable to offer so little resistance.”

Oct 29, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

Criminal Justice–Reform Legislation Is Missing 1 Crucial Piece

Criminal Justice–Reform Legislation Is Missing 1 Crucial Piece Criminal Justice–Reform Legislation Is Missing 1 Crucial Piece

Failing to invest in civil legal aid is a recipe for ensuring that many people will end up behind bars again.

Oct 27, 2015 / Rebecca Vallas and Billy Corriher

How a Gentrification Scam Threatens New York’s Community Gardens

How a Gentrification Scam Threatens New York’s Community Gardens How a Gentrification Scam Threatens New York’s Community Gardens

Shady developers know one easy way to build luxury condos: Claim ownership of communal land.

Oct 20, 2015 / Feature / DW Gibson

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