Topic: Housing-Homelessness

  • Locking the poor out

    A new plan punishes public-housing residents by raising rents as an incentive to work--whether or not there are jobs available.

  • Poor people: Use the rear door

    Why would a Manhattan building with a separate, rear entrance for low-income people--a "poor door"--receive city subsidies?

  • Queens scores a victory against gentrification

    Pressure from angry residents of Astoria in New York City has dealt a setback to a proposed mega-development.

  • Can de Blasio make New York City affordable?

    Bill de Blasio says he's proposing the "most ambitious affordable housing program" ever--but he won't fight for all that's needed.

  • We are Logan Square

    Tenants facing eviction in a Chicago neighborhood are taking on a real estate mogul seeking to drive out "undesirables."

  • What drives gentrification?

    The takeover of urban neighborhoods isn't the result of lifestyle changes, but capitalism's relentless pursuit of profit.

  • Who will help the homeless in New York?

    New Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would take action for homeless and poor New Yorkers, but was that just campaign rhetoric?

  • Speaking up for public housing

    The assault on working-class communities in New Orleans and other cities goes on--only now, Barack Obama leads the charge.

  • A day to protest JPMorgan

    Occupy Homes MN and activists around the country are calling for a national day of actions against JPMorgan Chase.

  • Standing up to JPMorgan

    The banksters wants to evict Sergio Ceballos from his home in Minneapolis, but housing activists are organizing resistance.

  • Northampton demands a seat

    Residents of Northampton gathered for a protest against the removal of public benches as an attack on the poor.

  • Foreclosure victims send message of protest

    Housing activists went to Washington to demand the Justice Department prosecute the bankers who caused the crisis.

  • Fighting to save Poindexter

    Ohio activists are mounting a challenge against the gentrification of the historic community of Poindexter Village.

  • A bold stand against the homeless super-rich

    Why are New York City homeless shelters so full? Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks they're too welcoming, even to the rich.

  • The racist face of the housing crisis

    The media scapegoated Blacks for the housing crisis all along, but Bloomberg Businessweek took racism to a new level.

  • Portland home defenders win

    Activists fighting foreclosures and evictions ended a 20-hour sit-in at the county sheriff's office in Portland in victory.

  • How we liberated a house

    An Atlanta homeless family joined an activist campaign to take over an abandoned house from the bank that owns it.

  • Students for housing justice

    Members of NYU's Students for Economic Justice are calling for the university to cut its financial ties with JPMorgan Chase.

  • They're racist and predatory

    Banks like Wells Fargo targeted African Americans for subprime mortgages. Now foreclosure activists are targeting the banks.

  • One victim among many more

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city is caring for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, but the survivors tell a different story.

  • Making an affordable housing crisis worse

    The city's short-term response to Sandy was inadequate--but the superstorm has made a long-term crisis that much worse.

  • Rochester activists want foreclosures to end

    More than 200 people marched to Rochester's City Hall to demand a stop to police-enforced evictions of homeowners.

  • Organizing works in Holyoke

    Residents of a public housing project slated for demolition and redevelopment are celebrating a retreat by city officials.

  • Testifying against evictions

    Nearly 200 residents affected by foreclosure and eviction in the Chicago area came together to demand a moratorium.

  • Fixing a years-long injustice

    The city of Rochester tried to evict the Windom Bey family for 18 years, but 18 days of protest forced it to retreat.