Homelessness Crisis Is Deepening In The United States

By Laura Tyson , Lenny Mendonca, Project Syndicate -

Despite strong GDP growth and an extraordinarily low unemployment rate, more than a half-million people in the United States are homeless on any given night. And with housing prices rising while [...]

The Housing Revolution We Need

By Thomas J. Sugrue, Dissentmagazine.org -

Are we on the brink of a revolution in housing policy? In the three-quarters of a century since Franklin Delano Roosevelt promised Americans “the right to a decent home,” the housing market has [...]

City Forced To Abolish Civil Asset Forfeiture And Pay Back Victims The Millions It Stole From Them

By Rachel Blevins, Activistpost.com -

Philadelphia, PA – The city that has gained a reputation for the egregious civil asset forfeiture practices committed by its police department, will now be forced to dismantle the program [...]

How Unions Can Solve The Housing Crisis

By Erik Forman, Inthesetimes.com -

DR. JAMES PETER WARBASSE OPINED in the journal Co-operation, “Once the people of New York City lived in their own houses, but those days have gone. ... The houses are owned by landlords who [...]

Court Affirms Right Of Homeless Persons To Not Be Punished For Sleeping In Public

By National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty. -

Boise, Idaho – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that homeless persons cannot be punished for sleeping outside in the absence of adequate alternatives in Martin v. Boise (formerly Bell v. [...]

Community Control Of Land And Housing

By Staff, Democracycollaborative.org -

A historical legacy of displacement and exclusion, firmly rooted in racism and discriminatory public policy, has fundamentally restricted access to land and housing and shaped ownership dynamics, [...]

The Homelessness Problem We Don’t Talk About

By Tanvi Misra, Citylab.com -

The punishment for a crime doesn’t necessarily end when the person has been released from prison. Formerly incarcerated people face multiple barriers to securing housing (including public [...]

Tenants Together: Stories, Struggles, And Strategies

By Staff, TenantsTogether.org -

Concord: Local allies conducted a survey and report (that Tenants Together helped edit) that 75 percent of tenants in Concord fear eviction, while over half experience unsafe living conditions, [...]

Community Control Of Land And Housing

By Staff, Democracycollaborative.org -

A historical legacy of displacement and exclusion, firmly rooted in racism and discriminatory public policy, has fundamentally restricted access to land and housing and shaped ownership dynamics, [...]

Displacement Battles On Two Continents Show How We Can Reshape The Politics Of Housing

By Isaiah J. Pole, Thenextsystem.org -

Communities can do more than just put a Band-Aid on the problem of gentrification and displacement, and a panel of researchers who held a forum at the Democracy Collaborative’s offices in [...]

Housing Prices Rise At Twice The Speed Of Inflation And Pay

By Hari Kishan and Rahul Karunakar, Reuters.com -

After losing over a third of their value a decade ago, which led to the financial crisis and a deep recession, U.S. house prices have regained those losses - led by a robust labor market that has [...]

After Centuries Of Housing Racism, A Southern City Gets Innovative

By Adam Lynch, Yesmagazine.org -

Denise Fitzgerald’s property abuts the string of quiet, empty lots that line Ewing Street in Jackson, Mississippi. Recently she was leaf-blowing detritus shed by the enormous sycamore tree [...]

Tax Luxury Housing to Fund Social Housing

By Chuck Collins, Inequality.org -

I’ve traveled in a lot of major US cities in the last year outside of my hometown of Boston, Mass. Most of them are experiencing gentrification as wealthy newcomers drive up the cost of housing [...]

2,461 Evictions …Every Day

By Homes for All, Portside.org -

A new national database of court filed evictions filed since 2000 released this week by The Eviction Lab documented an estimated 2.3 million people who were evicted last year. The database - [...]

A Plan To Solve The Housing Crisis Through Social Housing

By Peter Gowan and Ryan Cooper, Peoplespolicyproject.org -

Many American cities face a severe shortage of affordable housing — and not just for the poor, but well up into the upper-middle class. A recent report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing [...]