Topic: Housing-Homelessness

  • 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.

  • Persecuting the "undesirables"

    A "quality of life" initiative for a busy corridor of East Harlem would reward developers while targeting the vulnerable.

  • De Blasio's naked priorities

    New York City's mayor has declared war, but the enemy isn't slumlords or brutal cops. It's Times Square's "painted ladies."

  • How the Monster in the Mission was slayed

    Plans for constructing a 10-story complex of luxury rentals and condos in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District have collapsed.

  • Homelessness is the crime, not the homeless

    You might think an encounter with police is the last thing homeless people need--but that's what they face, more and more, in cities everywhere.

  • Turning libraries into condos

    A public library in Brooklyn has been starved of funds and now sold off to the highest bidder--to make way for luxury housing.

  • The next steps against evictions in S.F.

    Tenant rights' activists are fighting housing changes that are making San Francisco too expensive for working people.

  • Affordable housing at risk again in NYC

    Nearly 2 million families in New York City are awaiting a deal in the state capital to restore the protections of rent stabilization.

  • Meet the new public housing plan

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to preserve public housing looks a lot like his predecessor Michael Bloomberg's.

  • 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.