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Scathing Resignation Letter Nails Silicon Valley's Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business

This is how bad the housing crisis has gotten in Silicon Valley: A lawyer who lives in Palo Alto, California, and advises the city on housing can no l...

America Must Act Boldly on Affordable Housing

Terri Ludwig | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

Regardless of who wins in November, Congress and the next administration must act boldly to help the 11 million housing insecure households who pay more than half of their incomes on rent. They often face difficult choices between paying rent and buying groceries or seeing a doctor. In the worst cases, they become homeless.

'Build Better LA' Initiative: Right Idea, Wrong Approach

Mary Leslie | Posted 08.04.2016 | Los Angeles
Mary Leslie

We are unfortunately unable to express our support for the Build Better LA Initiative. We look forward to working with you in the future on developing policies to incentivize affordable housing development and thank you for allowing us the opportunity to provide our input."

Who Are The Real Gentrifiers Of New York City?

Jonathan Westin | Posted 08.02.2016 | New York
Jonathan Westin

With the help of the city, the destiny of our neighborhoods has been tipped heavily towards powerful private interests. And the people of New York City continue to lose control of their neighborhoods.

SMART ALEC Founder Refuses to Cease and Desist

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Matthew Charles Cardinale, activist, law student, and affordable housing advocate, refused to respond to ALEC's demand to cease using the name "SMART ...

Connecting to Jobs

Deborah De Santis | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Individuals living in supportive housing often have long histories of instability - some were without a place to live for years - and face a multitude...

Facebook To Build Apartments In Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business

Facebook is moving into the public real estate market in an effort to temper criticism of the tech industry’s impact on housing in Silicon Valley. T...

San Diego Teens Help Build Studios For Thriving Art Community

HooplaHa | Posted 07.05.2016 | Good News

San Diego teens are making a difference in their local community. 'Team Sempiternal' is a group of 54 9th graders building 'tiny homes' for San Diego ...

San Francisco Wants Tech Firms To Pay For The Problems They Helped Create

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business

The San Francisco tech boom has left many residents in the dust. Rents are soaring, fueled by the influx of highly paid tech talent into the city, and...

Homelessness on the Rise in LA and help on the Horizon

Maryam Zar | Posted 06.29.2016 | Los Angeles
Maryam Zar

Homelessness is many things. It is a symptom of poverty, substance dependency, mental health, sexual abuse, physical trauma, veteran discharge, dysfun...

Here's Why It Feels Like Rent Eats Up Your Entire Paycheck

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business

This is the clearest explanation for why more and more people are struggling to afford a place to live: in the last 50 years, rents have gone up signi...

Building Your Own Home From Open Source Blocks

Joshua Pearce | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Joshua Pearce

What if your next house were to cost 1/10th of the average home while sporting a long list of high-tech hyper-ecological features? With the help of th...

This Politician Wants Congress To Fight Gentrification

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

A New York politician has an offbeat plan to combat the pressures of rising rents and displacement in his neighborhood: federally designated anti-gent...

Working toward a world where everyone has a decent place to live

Henry Cisneros | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Henry Cisneros

I was raised to believe I could rise. I think many of us were. Our parents taught us, in ways large and small, that what mattered most was not where ...

Homeownership Has Plummeted In The U.S., But Not By Choice

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business

The U.S. housing market is bouncing back, but its recovery hasn’t done much for the millions of Americans who want to be homeowners. The homeowners...

Americans Want Bipartisan Action To Tackle Rising Rent

Terri Ludwig | Posted 06.22.2016 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

Despite an unemployment rate that has sunk below 5 percent, many Americans are justifiably concerned about their prospects - and those of their childr...

Class Divide

Yvonna Russell | Posted 06.13.2016 | New York
Yvonna Russell

Rosa De Santiago in "Class Divide" Photo Credit : HBO Documentaries New York City Council Member Corey Johnson sponsored a screening of the document...

Coordinated Connections

Deborah De Santis | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Although vulnerable people rely on various services and programs, the attention and care they receive is not coordinated or effective, so they are left no better off in the long run than when they initially sought help.

A Platform for Connections

Deborah De Santis | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

This week, I will be joining nearly 800 local, state and federal thought leaders and policymakers committed to expanding supportive housing to create ...

Fastest-Growing Segment Of The Homeless Population May Surprise You

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 06.07.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

At one time or another, we've all come across street people, most of whom find themselves to be intermittently or chronically homeless. But the scope of homelessness runs deeper than what a cursory glance renders or a brief interaction elicits.

The Soul of Our City

Bill de Blasio | Posted 06.05.2016 | New York
Bill de Blasio

Where does the soul of our city reside? Amid all the pressures and all the change in our neighborhoods, what do we--what can we--protect? For me, ...

There's A Profoundly Simple Explanation For San Francisco's Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business

This is an apartment listing San Francisco residents can only dream about: $150 for a brand new, three-room apartment with a “tremendous fireplace....

Hidden Camera Reveals How Little People Really Know About Poverty

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact

One project aims to change people's perception of poverty by bringing some of its lesser-known realities to light. The Salvation Army in Canada stage...

How Sky-High Rents Are Radically Changing New York Neighborhoods

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business

Gentrification has swept through two-thirds of New York City’s formerly low-income neighborhoods in the last decade and a half, according to a repor...

Unprecedented Political Commitment to Ending Homelessness: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 05.11.2016 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

We're heading into the final stretch of setting our collective budget priorities for 2017. The DC Council's first full vote on the budget is next Tues...