Chicago Teachers Demand Affordable Housing As Strike Begins

More than 25,000 members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and about 7,500 support staffers represented by Service Employees International Union Local 73 are walking out of schools in the [...]

Puerto Rico’s “Redevelopment” Plan Is Displacing Low-Income Residents

By Erin Sheridan, Truthout.org -

We would need three years to tell the story, being optimistic,” says Mirta Colón Pellecier, sitting in the doorway of her Section 8 apartment on a hot afternoon in March. A light breeze flows [...]

A Bay Area Housing Solution With Worker Empowerment Built In

By Aaron Fernando, Shareable.net -

As housing crises heat up across American cities, the San Francisco Bay Area is experiencing an extreme disparity: in 2017, it added three times as many jobs as it did new housing units for those [...]

We Need A Homes Guarantee — Now

By Linda Armitage, Otherwords.org -

I lost everything during the financial crisis. The government decided that the perpetrators of the crisis were “too big to fail” and bailed them out with our money. I was not bailed out. Today, a [...]

Gentrification vs. Revitalization: The Fight For Affordable Housing In San Francisco

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

A close up look at the epicenter of the nation's affordable housing crisis: San Francisco. We sit down with local residents and activists to hear about the manifold problems that gave rise to [...]

We Need A Homes Guarantee. Now.

By Linda Armitage, Inequality.org -

I lost everything during the financial crisis. The government decided that the perpetrators of the crisis were “too big to fail” and bailed them out with our money. I was not bailed out. Today, a [...]

The Solution To Homelessness Is Staring Us In The Face

By Robert Scheer, Truthdig.com -

It’s no secret that homelessness in the United States, especially in California, has reached critical levels. That the wealthiest state in the wealthiest nation in the world is dealing with a [...]

Austin Groups 3-D Print Tiny Homes To Help End Homelessness

By Cindy Widner, Curbed Austin. -

Community First Village, run by Mobile Loaves and Fishes to provide permanent, personal housing and services for homeless people in Austin, had quite the breakthrough day Monday. Partnering with [...]

Gentrification vs. Revitalization: The Fight For Affordable Housing In San Francisco

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

A close up look at the epicenter of the nation's affordable housing crisis: San Francisco. We sit down with local residents and activists to hear about the manifold problems that gave rise to [...]

New York Took On The Real Estate Industry And Won. Illinois Could Be Next.

By Max Budovitch, Inthesetimes.com -

On June 14, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law new housing legislation that guarantees the “strongest tenant protections in history,” extending rent regulation from New York City and [...]

Northgate Apartments Celebrate 30 Years Of Resident Ownership, Affordability

By Courtney Kramer, Mychamplainvalley.com -

Burlington, Vt - Vermont's largest affordable housing community marked a special milestone Saturday with a neighborhood-wide celebration. The Northgate Apartments in Burlington's New North End is [...]

The Housing Affordability Crisis And What Millennials Can do About It

By Steve Early, Counterpunch.org -

When millennials head home for the holidays this month, many who are city dwellers will be hosted by parents or grand-parents whose housing is far more spacious and financially secure than their [...]

Financing The Future Of Cooperative Low-Income Housing

By Zoe Sullivan, Nextcity.org -

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, New York City went through a devastating financial crisis. Buildings in neighborhoods across the city were essentially abandoned by their landlords. In some [...]

Gentrification: The New ‘Negro Removal’ Program

By Dr. Ron Daniels, IBW21.org. -

Gentrification has emerged as a major threat to Black communities that have been centers for Black business/economic development, cultural and civic life for generations. Gentrification has [...]

How The Ultrarich Can Help Fix The Affordable Housing Crisis

By Chuck Collins, Yesmagazine.org -

A growing number of people invest in real estate they never intend to occupy and push up prices for the rest of us. Cities should make them pay. Down the street from my office, a luxury [...]

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