Housing articles

The homeless can still vote

Each election, low income and homeless individuals vote at a lower rate than people with higher incomes, despite the fact that many policy decisions directly impact people who are economically disadvantaged. In order for our government to truly represent the people, citizens must vote– especially those who are economically disadvantaged. – via National Coalition for

Problems with de Blasio’s affordable housing plan

NYC’s affordable housing ideas aren’t the only ones I worry about but here’s why this plan won’t work. Most of the affordable housing created under these plans will be out of reach for those who need it most: the more than 950,000 city households who earn less than 50 percent of AMI, or about $39,000

In Silicon Valley the poor ride a bus all night

In the movie Snowpiercer, what’s left of humanity is resigned to ride on a train with a perpetual motion engine. The world around them is inhospitable to human life so their existence is carried out on this train. To draw a comparison to something that happens in the real world, we bare witness to the

Protesting Luxury Housing in NYC

It’s about time that communities demand more from real estate developers than the status quo of gentrification and the displacement that comes with it. What’s worse is when this displacement is subsidized with tax payer money. Take a look at what’s happening in hipster-laden, gentrified Brooklyn: “We’re here for affordable housing, good jobs, and responsible

Ding dong DeMarco’s gone

For years I’ve heard about Edward DeMarco and his stymieing of any housing policy that would help the 99 percent. I think President Obama was trying to have him replaced for quite some time now. The Republicans in Congress sensing DeMarco’s opposition to change probably sought to keep in in office as long as possible.