Why HUD Wants To Restrict Assistance For Immigrants

By Tanvi Misra and Kriston Capps, Citylab.com -

The Trump administration is targeting immigrants with a new policy—this time, by seeking to restrict housing assistance for families with mixed-citizenship status. On Wednesday, the U.S. [...]

Born Out Of Occupy: Project 222

By Alex Fan Moniz, Popular Resistance -

To think that Project 222 was born with a bang. Real bang. Human dignity over spineless puppeteering. Winston was living in a tent at the time. It was the Fall of 2011, an eventful time around [...]

The Radical Way Berlin Plans To Solve Its Housing Crisis

By Emily Schultheis, Huff Post. -

Berlin ― A sea of placards streamed across Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, a large public square under the shadow of the city’s massive TV tower, with bold messages daubed in paint and printed across [...]

A Referendum To Expropriate Apartments From Big Landlords In Berlin

By Staff, Economist.com -

Sarah-lena knust, a mild-mannered young pr consultant, is an unlikely radical. But finding a place to live in Germany’s booming capital tests the hardiest soul. Since moving to Berlin last year [...]

The Healthiest Communities In The U.S. Are The Ones Where People Can Afford Homes

By Eillie Anzilotti, Fastcompany.com -

North St. Louis County, Missouri, faces numerous challenges: The unemployment rate is three times higher than in the rest of the U.S., and life expectancy is 15 years lower than in Clayton, a [...]

Berlin Activists March To Demand City Seize Housing From Landlords

By Caroline Copley, Reuters.com -

BERLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of Berlin residents took to the streets on Saturday to vent anger over surging rents and demand the expropriation of more than 200,000 apartments sold off to big [...]

‘Life Calm In Caracas, People Prepared For More Struggle’

By John Catalinotto, Workers World. -

Our delegation made a short video today to talk about the situation of the people we have seen here in which everyone said that life in Caracas is going on. People were eating ice cream in the [...]

The Racial Wealth Divide Is Vast, But It Doesn’t Have To Be

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

In a new report, "Dreams Deferred: How Enriching the 1% Widens the Racial Wealth Divide," researchers at the Institute for Policy Studies outline how the racial wealth gap has widened over the [...]

Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted For Doctor Recommended Therapy

By Kevin Mahmalji, NORML. -

Up until a few years ago low-income housing that received federal subsidies were required to maintain a “drug-free” environment. This meant that if anyone living in subsidized housing was caught [...]

Green New Deal & Housing: 10 Million Homes In Ten Years

By Daniel Aldana Cohen, Jacobinmag.com -

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran in her primary against incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley, she had the Green New Deal on her website. But her big talking points were housing costs, gentrification, [...]

In Baltimore, Money Still Follows The Segregation Map

By Chase Hoffberger, Baltimorebrew.com -

New study shows the differences in economic activity—and access to opportunity—between neighborhoods new analysis of investment patterns in Baltimore shows the degree to which decades-old housing [...]

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 [...]

Housing Board Uses Armed Police To Remove Defenders Of African Cemetery

By Dr. Marsha Coleman Adebayo and Dr. Laurel Hoa, Popular Resistance. -

Bethesda, MD — The Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) called in armed police to remove peaceful protesters from its monthly board meeting on Wednesday. This was the first [...]

Caguas, Puerto Rico: Squatter City

By Erin Sheridan, Indypendent.org -

Against a backdrop of gentrification, austerity and hurricane wreckage, these activists aren’t just rebuilding their city, they’re reimagining it. The main thoroughfare in Caguas, Puerto Rico, a [...]

Venezuelan Gov’t Delivers 2.3 M Houses Despite Economic War

By Staff, Telesurenglish.net -

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivered Thursday 2.3 million houses to working-class Venezuelans as part of the government's Great Housing Mission Venezuela. From the Cuartel de la Montaña [...]