Housing and Homelessness

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

LeBron James

Hurricane Katrina and the Revival of the Political Athlete Hurricane Katrina and the Revival of the Political Athlete

After Hurricane Katrina, athletes spoke out in rage for the first time in decades. It can’t stop and it won’t stop.

Aug 14, 2015 / Dave Zirin

Ten Years Since: A Meditation on New Orleans

Ten Years Since: A Meditation on New Orleans Ten Years Since: A Meditation on New Orleans

We are black and alive, still, despite what the pictures say.

Aug 13, 2015 / Feature / Kristina Kay Robinson

Aftermath, 10 years later, of Katrina.

Why the Lower Ninth Ward Looks Like the Hurricane Just Hit Why the Lower Ninth Ward Looks Like the Hurricane Just Hit

The neighborhood’s stalled recovery is the self-fulfilling prophecy of political leaders who wrote it off from the start.

Aug 13, 2015 / Feature / Gary Rivlin

New Orleans 2005 protest.

A Movement Lab in New Orleans A Movement Lab in New Orleans

The 10-year fight for a just recovery from Hurricane Katrina has driven a surge in innovative, progressive organizing.

Aug 13, 2015 / Feature / Jordan Flaherty

August 12, 1965: The Watts Section of Los Angeles Riots

August 12, 1965: The Watts Section of Los Angeles Riots August 12, 1965: The Watts Section of Los Angeles Riots

“The sad fact is that most race riots have brought some relief and improvement in race relations and the Los Angeles riots will not be an exception.”

Aug 12, 2015 / 150th Anniversary / Richard Kreitner

Harlem Housing Complex

How Obama’s New Housing Rules Help Fight Modern-Day Segregation How Obama’s New Housing Rules Help Fight Modern-Day Segregation

Armed with a better understanding of not only which neighborhoods are struggling, but why they are struggling, local officials can develop solutions for the unique problems in thei...

Jul 15, 2015 / Angela Glover Blackwell

How Andrew Cuomo Sold Out New York City Renters to a Pack of Wealthy Landlords

How Andrew Cuomo Sold Out New York City Renters to a Pack of Wealthy Landlords How Andrew Cuomo Sold Out New York City Renters to a Pack of Wealthy Landlords

As protesters camp out in Albany to demand better protections for renters, lawmakers cop out on their consituents with a lukewarm rent regulation agreement.

Jun 25, 2015 / Breaking News / Sarah Jaffe

Kshama Sawant

Can Kshama Sawant Build an Actual Socialist City in America? Can Kshama Sawant Build an Actual Socialist City in America?

First, she'll have to win rent control.

Jun 17, 2015 / Cities Rising / Sarah Jaffe

The High Line, Manhattan

Another City Another City

A cruel economics of forced mobility is the new planning mantra of New York City.

Jun 17, 2015 / Books & the Arts / Michael Sorkin

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