Housing and Homelessness

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

The Foreclosure Conveyor Belt That Could Remove as Many as 100,000 Detroit Residents From Their Homes

The Foreclosure Conveyor Belt That Could Remove as Many as 100,000 Detroit Residents From Their Homes The Foreclosure Conveyor Belt That Could Remove as Many as 100,000 Detroit Residents From Their Homes

Long-time residents are fighting to keep their homes in what could be the single largest tax foreclosure in American history.

Apr 20, 2015 / Laura Gottesdiener

If We Repossessed Empty Homes, Homelessness Would Be Over

If We Repossessed Empty Homes, Homelessness Would Be Over If We Repossessed Empty Homes, Homelessness Would Be Over

It will need a robust Mayor and city government to take the law into their own hands; but the people would support them.

Mar 23, 2015 / Encounter / William MacDonald and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio

The City That Outlawed Free Food

The City That Outlawed Free Food The City That Outlawed Free Food

Activists in Fort Lauderdale have just filed a lawsuit alleging that the city’s ban on providing food to the homeless violates the First Amendment.

Feb 2, 2015 / Blog / Michelle Chen

Can a ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’ End the Criminalization of LA’s Most Vulnerable Residents?

Can a ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’ End the Criminalization of LA’s Most Vulnerable Residents? Can a ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’ End the Criminalization of LA’s Most Vulnerable Residents?

After years of harassment by the police, homeless Angelenos and their allies fight back.

Oct 23, 2014 / Cities Rising / John Thomason

Meet 3 Young Politicians Changing the Way New York City Works

Meet 3 Young Politicians Changing the Way New York City Works Meet 3 Young Politicians Changing the Way New York City Works

As young community leaders take office and a progressive power base grows, machine politics is losing its grip on the Big Apple.

Aug 1, 2014 / Cities Rising / Max Rivlin-Nadler

The Deadly Cost of Wall Street Greed

The Deadly Cost of Wall Street Greed The Deadly Cost of Wall Street Greed

Private equity firms are laying the foundation for the next financial crash in the rubble of the last one—and it’s already cost one child her life.

Jun 23, 2014 / Laura Gottesdiener

For Many Brazilians, the World Cup Means Chaos

For Many Brazilians, the World Cup Means Chaos For Many Brazilians, the World Cup Means Chaos

For many of Brazil’s residents, the battles between World Cup teams aren’t nearly as important as the battle to keep their homes, or to protest free from the threat of ...

Jun 16, 2014 / Blog / Press Room and Dave Zirin

2 Homeless People Needlessly Died During DC’s Cold Snap

2 Homeless People Needlessly Died During DC’s Cold Snap 2 Homeless People Needlessly Died During DC’s Cold Snap

“It’s what happens when you don’t spend money on affordable housing.”

Apr 17, 2014 / Blog / Steven Hsieh

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