Housing and Homelessness

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

NYC rent regulation protest

How to Dump Tenants and Make a Fortune How to Dump Tenants and Make a Fortune

The chaotic, abusive process through which New York City landlords turn affordable housing into luxury apartments.

Jun 11, 2015 / Feature / DW Gibson

The Obama Administration Is Expanding a Program to Fix Up Public Housing—Too Bad the Program Might Also Privatize It

The Obama Administration Is Expanding a Program to Fix Up Public Housing—Too Bad the Program Might Also Privatize It The Obama Administration Is Expanding a Program to Fix Up Public Housing—Too Bad the Program Might Also Privatize It

Is the Rental Assistance Development Program the best, flawed option for saving public housing—or a new attempt to dismantle it?

Jun 9, 2015 / Jake Blumgart

Who Killed Public Housing in New Orleans?

Who Killed Public Housing in New Orleans? Who Killed Public Housing in New Orleans?

After Hurricane Katrina, big developers, government bureaucrats and anti-housing ideologues pushed to destroy “Bricks.”

Jun 2, 2015 / Feature / Roberta Brandes Gratz

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