Topic: Housing and homelessness

  • Portland's Village of Hope vows to rebuild

    Despite an officially declared housing crisis in Portland, Oregon, dozens of police demolished a self-managed encampment.

  • What kind of system would let them freeze?

    As temperatures plunged during the "bomb cyclone" storm, residents of at least 18 New York public housing complexes had no heat.

  • Real estate greed caused the deadly Bronx fire

    The deadliest fire in recent New York City history was the result of weak regulations that put the profits of landlords ahead of tenant safety.

  • Renters crash a landlords' party in Seattle

    Activists organizing around tenants' rights and homelessness came together to make sure that Seattle landlords felt the heat.

  • A camp-in for the homeless

    Seattle activists took part in protests to call for real solutions for what the city admits is a "homelessness state of emergency."

  • Seattle's new fight for Housing for All

    A new campaign is addressing the homeless crisis in Seattle--and demanding housing for all and an end to anti-homeless sweeps.

  • Are tech workers the problem?

    The profit incentive in a booming housing and food market, not a "techie onslaught," is what's driving gentrification in the Bay Area.

  • Black Sacramento under attack

    Developers have their eyes on Sacramento-- which has meant more police violence and higher rents for its most vulnerable residents.

  • The YIMBYs push unaffordable housing

    A new wave of organizations that proudly claims the name "Yes In My Backyard" stands for letting developers keep building.

  • New York is still a tale of two cities

    The hopes of many that Bill de Blasio would dramatically shift the level of inequality in New York City have been totally dashed.

  • Meet Dr. "Poverty Is a Choice" Carson

    With Ben Carson taking over Housing and Urban Development, the prospects don't look good for affordable housing--or poor people.

  • It takes a profit system to raze a "Village"

    A homeless encampment in Oakland was torn down by city officials who have no solutions to the city's housing crisis.

  • Who has a panhandling problem?

    Rather than deal with a housing crisis, Portland officials and business owners complain about how homelessness "looks."

  • Oakland's tragedy didn't have to happen

    The deadly fire at Oakland's Ghost Ship is blow to a community that has few places to go in a city where profit comes before safety.

  • Defending Portland's camps

    Portland activists linked tenant struggles against evictions with a fight to end police sweeps of a local homeless camp--and won.

  • The rent's too high in San Diego

    Tenants of a San Diego apartment complex are protesting against skyrocketing rents in their run-down building.

  • Thrown out by gentrification

    Dozens of low-income, elderly residents were evicted from their homes in Columbus, Ohio, with little warning and no explanation.

  • How can we challenge the Portland evictions?

    Dozens of poor and disabled people will be senselessly thrown out of their homes and into the Maine winter at the start of March.

  • The ugly secret hidden behind Seattle's boom

    Growing prosperity for some in Seattle has come at the expense of desperation for others, including a state of emergency around homelessness.

  • A false debate on homelessness in New York

    Homelessness is inevitable in a system built on making some people fantastically wealthy and others desperately poor.

  • Super Bowl City meets Tent City

    The city that hosted the Super Bowl is in the midst of a stunning real estate boom—while the number of homeless jumps to new highs.

  • De Blasio's not-enough housing plan

    New York City's mayor announced a new supportive housing plan that falls far short of his progressive promises.

  • The Mission is our neighborhood

    A San Francisco tenants' rights activist discusses a ballot measure that would halt the building of luxury housing in the Mission.

  • Is Airbnb looting rental units?

    Vacation rental websites are exacerbating the housing crisis in San Francisco, sending rents for residents through the roof.

  • East Harlem needs housing

    The homeless and their advocates held a protest against police abuse and New York City's lack of affordable housing.