Housing and Homelessness

I Went to Prison at Age 60. Here’s What I Learned.

I Went to Prison at Age 60. Here’s What I Learned. I Went to Prison at Age 60. Here’s What I Learned.

Don’t overlook the needs of the elderly in criminal-justice reform.

Oct 19, 2015 / Evie Litwok

Can Community Land Trusts Solve Baltimore’s Homelessness Problem?

Can Community Land Trusts Solve Baltimore’s Homelessness Problem? Can Community Land Trusts Solve Baltimore’s Homelessness Problem?

Vast numbers of Baltimore’s buildings are uninhabited. Could a new model of ownership put them in the hands of communities?

Oct 2, 2015 / Michelle Chen

Refugees to Europe: Do Better Than This

Refugees to Europe: Do Better Than This Refugees to Europe: Do Better Than This

From Germany to Switzerland, asylum seekers are organizing to demand humane treatment from rich nations.

Sep 30, 2015 / Caitlin L. Chandler

What the Pope’s Fight Against Poverty Looks Like in Philadelphia

What the Pope’s Fight Against Poverty Looks Like in Philadelphia What the Pope’s Fight Against Poverty Looks Like in Philadelphia

Meet Tianna Gaines-Turner, a leader in the antipoverty movement.

Sep 25, 2015 / Andrew Satter, Michael C. Richardson, and Greg Kaufmann

Michael Brown Memorial

The Ferguson Commission Issued 189 Calls to Action. Will Missouri Listen? The Ferguson Commission Issued 189 Calls to Action. Will Missouri Listen?

Rev. Starsky Wilson, a member of the Ferguson Commission, discusses its key findings and the prospects for change.

Sep 22, 2015 / Joshua Holland

One of New York's high-rise housing projects.

What if You Couldn’t Talk to Your Own Landlord? What if You Couldn’t Talk to Your Own Landlord?

New York City’s Housing Authority has only six employees dedicated to managing language services across the 400,000-tenant system, and only two of them speak Chinese.

Sep 15, 2015 / Michelle Chen

New Orleans Public Housing

Former Residents of New Orleans’s Demolished Housing Projects Tell Their Stories Former Residents of New Orleans’s Demolished Housing Projects Tell Their Stories

When public housing was demolished post-Katrina, black women were especially hard hit. A new report examines what their lives look like now.

Aug 28, 2015 / Dani McClain

Drew Brees

The Saints Did Not Save New Orleans The Saints Did Not Save New Orleans

The team has had nearly as tumultuous a decade as the city itself, a reflection of how New Orleans has changed.

Aug 28, 2015 / Dave Zirin

Missing Home: The Demolition of New Orleans After Katrina

Missing Home: The Demolition of New Orleans After Katrina Missing Home: The Demolition of New Orleans After Katrina

The city has granted more than 24,000 demolition permits since Katrina. The Nation partnered with The Lens, a nonprofit newsroom in New Orleans, to explore the fate of those proper...

Aug 27, 2015 / Investigation / The Lens and The Nation

Homeless man

There’s a Solution to Homelessness. Why Aren’t We Funding It? There’s a Solution to Homelessness. Why Aren’t We Funding It?

A story of why we need Housing First.

Aug 19, 2015 / James Abro

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