Manhattan: A City Of Empty Luxury Condos And Overflowing Homeless Shelters

By Staff, Boingboing.net -

New York's luxury real-estate market has been in freefall for years, and now the city's super-luxe buildings are sitting empty -- even as property prices in the city remain stubbornly high, [...]

Solidarity With Moms 4 Housing

By Margaret Kimberley, Blackagendareport.com -

The four women in Oakland, California known as Moms 4 Housing  have been evicted from the home they seized from unscrupulous speculators. Despite being removed by police and arrested, they are [...]

Despite Community Protest, Militarized Police Remove Housing Rights Activists From Oakland Home In Pre-Dawn Raid

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

Members of the advocacy group "Moms 4 Housing" were forceably evicted from a home they were occupying in Oakland early Tuesday morning by armored police, hours after community members turned out [...]

Grassroots Democracy And The Social Production Of Housing

By Cira Pascual Marquina, Venezuelanalysis. -

Pobladoras is a platform of organizations that have worked in a coordinated way for some fifteen years. That is one of its great successes: a fifteen-year history connecting different expressions [...]

Beneath Las Vegas’ Glittering Strip, Homeless People Live In Storm Tunnels

By John L. Smith, Huffpost.com -

LAS VEGAS – Donovan looked out on the swanky casino looming in the distance. Traffic whizzed along the nearby highway overpass. He stood, sockless in tennis shoes, at the mouth of the concrete [...]

D.C. Chef Arrested By ICE Officers Who Seemed To Be ‘Trying Their Luck’ In Apartment Building, Lawyer Says

By Rachel Kurzius, Dcist.com -

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers hung around in the hallway of a D.C. residential building that many Central Americans call home, and conducted a search on the first apartment that [...]

These Parking Lots Turn Into Safe Havens For Homeless People At Night, With Spectacular Results

By Elias Marat, Themindunleashed.com -

(TMU) — Around the world, the problem of homelessness has only grown over the last several years. The roots of the problem are social in nature: rising housing prices in large cities are leading [...]

Homeless Mothers, Activists Take Over Vacant Oakland House

By Marisa Kendall, Mercurynews.com -

OAKLAND — Sick of struggling with homelessness under a system they say hasn’t helped them, two Oakland mothers took matters into their own hands Monday — by taking control of a vacant West [...]

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 [...]