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 [...]

South Africa’s Shack Dwellers See Politics Very Differently Than Average Westerner

By Vijay Prashad, AlterNet.org -

Walking into the settlement at Kennedy Road in Durban, what one is confronted with is the familiarity of the place. I’ve been here before. Not to this settlement, but to others like it. To bastis [...]

Orgs Call On FEMA To Address Critical Housing Needs Of Disaster-Impacted Families

By Staff, Nlihc.org -

Washington DC – More than 250 national, state, and local organizations called on FEMA to implement proven disaster-recovery housing solutions like the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) [...]

Adults With Roommates At Highest Level In Decades

By Daniel Steingold, Studyfinds.org -

SEATTLE — Having a roommate as an adult may be fairly common in the first years out of college, but more older, single Americans are opting against living alone. In fact, one-third of adults now [...]

Affordable Housing Movement Rises From Foreclosure Crisis

By Michael Arria, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Michael Arria from In These Times. Over the last few years, housing activism has boomed—a trend that transcends the issue of rent control through its focus on halting gentrification and [...]