Topic: Housing-Homelessness

  • A 1,000-foot middle finger to affordable housing

    Some of Manhattan's swankiest luxury condo skyscrapers benefit from real estate tax breaks originally designed to generate affordable housing.

  • Playing politics with affordable housing

    Tenant groups are battling to save rent stabilization in New York, but they face opposition and apathy from elected officials.

  • A public housing victory in Seattle

    A Seattle housing activist explains what it took to stop the city's plans to hammer public housing tenants with large rent increases.

  • Hiding the homeless

    Reports claiming a decline in homelessness are being used to cover up a crisis that the government doesn't intend to solve.

  • The war on giving

    The arrest of a 90-year-old man in Fort Lauderdale for serving hot meals to those in need is the latest example of a wave of "homeless hate laws."

  • Pushing the homeless out in Boston

    The abrupt closure of Boston's largest homeless shelter has meant that hundreds of people lost their only place to stay.

  • Boom and bust in San Francisco

    San Francisco's skyrocketing rents are pricing working-class people out of the city--and leading to a wave of evictions.

  • Driving the poor from public housing

    The Seattle Housing Authority is proposing a rent increase of 500 percent over six years for some public-housing residents.

  • 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.