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 [...]

Apartment Complex Built Exclusively For The Homeless Opens In San Jose

By John Vibes, Truth Theory -

A new apartment complex built exclusively for the homeless was recently opened in San Jose, California. The development is called Second Street Studios, and it is the first property of its kind [...]

The Plan For A National Homes Guarantee

By The Next System Project. -

Everyone living in the United States should have safe, accessible, sustainable, and permanently affordable housing: a Homes Guarantee. People’s Action, with the assistance of Democracy [...]

Racial Inequality Is Rooted in Denial of Home And Land Ownership

By Jacqueline Luqman, Therealnews.com -

The racial wealth gap is finally being discussed seriously in this election cycle and in the country. And some people are even citing the history of slavery, racism, and discrimination that [...]

In Venezuela, The Right To Housing Is Made Possible By The Revolution

By Alex Anfruns, Countercurrents.org -

Camp Amatina is located in an industrial zone, but other camps were also set up “in upper class, middle class and peri-urban areas, adapting to urban contexts with different characteristics” – [...]

Something Trump-Bashed Baltimore Would Like To Ditch: ‘Kushnerville’ Homes

By Mary Papenfuss, HuffPost. -

After a series of vicious attacks on their home by their own president, proud Baltimoreans are standing by their city. But there is something local they would likely be happy to ditch: decrepit [...]

Victory For DC Tenants In Catholic Church-Owned Buildings

By Yasmina Mrabet, Justicefirst.org -

Tenants across 3 separate buildings worked together to find a developer willing to purchase the buildings and ensure that the housing remains affordable. This seemed a near impossible task due to [...]

The United Tent Cities Of America

By David Rovics, Dissidentvoice.org -

I viscerally remember a particular protest I participated in with Portland Tenants United that involved using tents as a symbol of the impending homelessness that will result if the landlords [...]

How The Coup In Venezuela And The US Housing Crisis Are Inextricably Connected

By Ajoke Williams and Kei Pritsker, Mintpressnews.com -

The United States economy is organized such that all commodities, including both weapons and housing, drive the lion’s share of profits upward, into the pockets of a wealthy elite class, at the [...]

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 [...]

UN Recognizes Venezuela Among Top Nations For Right To Housing

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

The United Nations has recognized Venezuela as one of the top countries for guaranteeing people’s right to housing at the first UN-Habitat Assembly taking place in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi. [...]

In An Unequal America, Empathy, Not Just Housing, Has Become Too Pricey

By Sam Pizzigati, Inequality.org -

In our daily lives, as anyone who keeps a household budget can attest, the unexpected happens all the time. A refrigerator evaporator fan motor fails. Some part on your car you never realized [...]

How A Community In North London Is Fighting For The Housing It Needs

By Cecilia Keating, Novaramedia.com -

At a crowded open meeting, local people moved from one table to the next, giving their opinions on a housing development planned for the site currently occupied by St Ann’s Hospital in south [...]