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Tokyo Homeless Face Eviction for Olympic Construction

AsiaToday | Posted 10.05.2016 | World

[Tokyo Metropolitan Government notified homeless campers in the Meiji Park that the area was being shut down and that they had to leave the area by Se...

In Support of Intro 214-A

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 09.27.2016 | New York
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Ann Dibble, Director, Tenants' Rights, New York Legal Assistance Group Yesterday, Beth Goldman, President of the New York Legal Assistance Group...

Together We Can Prevent Evictions

Camille Rivera | Posted 07.06.2016 | Latino Voices
Camille Rivera

I was 24 when it happened. I'd had a hard day at work, and my daughter and I were heading to our apartment in the Bronx. I was a single mom, who ha...

R.I.P. Judge Arthur Schack

Joel Sucher | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Joel Sucher

Arthur Schack started calling the foreclosure industry's bluff back in 2007 when the eviction hammer began targeting homes in many of Brooklyn's working-class, largely minority, neighborhoods.

Right to Counsel in Housing Court: The Bottom Line

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 04.18.2016 | New York
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Susanna Blankley, Director, Community Action for Safe Apartments and Andrew Scherer, Policy Director, Impact Center for Public Interest Law, New Yo...

Income Inequality: The Housing Struggle

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In reality, only one in four families who qualify for housing assistance receives it. In the face of stagnating or falling incomes and soaring housing costs, eviction has become more commonplace in America than ever.

This Is What Rich People Get Wrong About Poverty

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we sought out simple answers to tough health questions. While such questions require a ...

How The Eviction Epidemic Is Trapping Black Women In Poverty

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.17.2016 | Black Voices

For America’s poorest renters -- particularly black women -- evictions are disturbingly common, trapping them in a cycle of poverty with long-lastin...

The Eviction Epidemic in Our Midst

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact
New York Legal Assistance Group

Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. They used to draw crowds. Eviction riots erupted during the Depression, even though the number of poor families who faced eviction each year was a fraction of what it is today.

Nuns Who Feed San Francisco's Homeless Face Eviction

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.26.2016 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO ― Two nuns who run a soup kitchen for the city’s needy may soon lose their home because of a steep rent increase. The storefront in ...

Fixing New York City's Broken Housing Courts

Michael Diller | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics
Michael Diller

Tenants face a confusing and impersonal system when threatened with eviction in New York City Housing Court. But programs like Poverty Justice Solutions are making a dent in the problem by targeting the issues plaguing housing court.

99 Homes

Joel Sucher | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

What Goodfellas did for the mob 99 Homes will do for foreclosure (although some may find little difference between the two).

September 3 Deadline: Historical Landmark or Demolition

Arlene Schindler | Posted 09.02.2016 | Los Angeles
Arlene Schindler

This tear-down plague is crippling apartment residents in Los Angeles, where property owners evicted tenants from more than 725 units in 2014, more than doubling the 308 units in 2013.

Adele Sarno, 'San Gennaro Queen,' Faces Eviction by Italian American Museum

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.31.2015 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

One of the last eyewitnesses to what it was actually like to be an Italian-American in Little Italy after World War II is being evicted by the very repository of this rich history, The Italian American Museum. It would be laughable, were it not so tragic. Evict her? They should hire her.

Mayor de Blasio Turns 'Jekyll and Hyde' on City's Low-Income Families

Denise M. Miranda | Posted 04.07.2015 | New York
Denise M. Miranda

As Mayor de Blasio shared his vision for expanding New York City's affordable housing stock, many of us who have been involved in advocating for better housing conditions for the poor wondered, "affordable for whom?"

Choice Is a Privilege

Michael Beyer | Posted 04.01.2015 | Education
Michael Beyer

In a town like Chicago, "choice" isn't a right, but a privilege based on income, class, and skin color.

Budget Like a Freak: The Economic Benefits of Free Legal Aid in Civil Cases

Ray Brescia | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Ray Brescia

The economists at Freakonomics recently highlighted the work of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, which engages with import public policy issues through the lens of cost-benefit analysis.

The 'Heart Disease' Seizing San Francisco

Maura O'Neill | Posted 01.23.2015 | San Francisco
Maura O'Neill

While evictions tell only a small piece of the story, it's clear that San Francisco has contracted full-blown heart disease. San Francisco lost so much of its talent and spirit from the HIV virus back in the '80s and '90s. This time it is caused by an economic virus of success.

Is Being a Bad Parent a Crime?

Eliot Borenstein | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Eliot Borenstein

Holding parents criminally responsible would constitute bad legislation, even worse public policy, and a distressing sign that we as a country have completely failed to understand the relationships among individuals, families, and public institutions.

Jacob Lew Hasn't a Clue

Joel Sucher | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Joel Sucher

At the conference Lew cast some bread upon the water -- announcing an extension of HAMP and related programs through 2016 -- and these crumbs were eagerly consumed by so-called housing advocates

Legally Distinguishing Trespassers, Licensees, and Squatters

Brad Reid | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

Social protest movements and non-political individuals may occupy property without the landowner's consent or continue an allowed occupancy beyond the...

The World Bank Just Made Lagos' Poorest Poorer

Nezir Sinani | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Nezir Sinani

Badia communities are demanding justice. The least the World Bank can do is implement its own policies.

Has Anyone Heard of the Uniform Law Commission?

Joel Sucher | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Joel Sucher

I doubt many American know anything about this group composed mainly of business and real estate lawyers and now engaged in drafting something called the Home Foreclosure Procedures Act.

Poor Black Men Are Locked Up While Poor Black Women Are Locked Out

The Washington Post | Posted 06.17.2014 | Black Voices

Patrice is, in many ways, typical. A low-income woman, she’s struggling to find affordable housing in Milwaukee. The 24-year-old single mother of th...

Distressed Homeowners Need Lots of Help

Joel Sucher | Posted 08.06.2014 | Money
Joel Sucher

Statistics don't reveal the faces behind the numbers. While trillions were lost in housing values the human cost, measured in lost dreams, dislocation, divorce, depression, suicide, addiction, is incalculable.