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Low Income Housing

Tackling the Taboo: Low Income Housing in the U.S.

Jimmy Ramirez | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Jimmy Ramirez

If our city governments insist on privatizing the development of affordable housing, which the District has done for the past 30 years, then it is the responsibility of that same government to step in when market forces come up short.

The Costs of Not Building Housing

Toni G. Atkins | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact
Toni G. Atkins

When we talk about affordable housing, it's easy to get tangled in a debate over what and how much the government should do about the crisis. It can help, and I've proposed a package of measures that, taken together, will create new housing opportunities for many struggling Californians.

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?"

MLK's Birthday: Hitting Us Where We Live

Andre Shashaty | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Andre Shashaty

On the anniversary of King's birth, I can't help but think how disappointed he would be if he were alive to see how hard it is to build affordable housing in affluent, mostly white communities, thereby precluding many blacks from living in places with good schools and job opportunities.

A Favela Transformed

Roberta Brandes Gratz | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Roberta Brandes Gratz

Favelas evolve organically and often exhibit a strong sense of community, extraordinary innovation and extensive economic activity. Only on the surface do they appear to be hopeless slums.

The Most Important Thing I've Ever Done Had Nothing to Do With Me

Ise Lyfe | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
Ise Lyfe

One morning I wake up to an email from a super renowned contemporary art museum in LA. This was a very important person type of email, you see...

Housing Is the First Rung on the 'Ladder of Opportunity'

Terri Ludwig | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

For families to have any chance of accessing the middle class, they need to start with a stable home in a strong community.

Tenants In Low-Income Houses Face 41 Percent Rent Increase

DNAinfo | Posted 05.22.2013 | New York

UPPER WEST SIDE — Residents of the affordable housing building owned by Trinity School are calling on the city to deny its application to raise ren...

Chelsea Kiene

Sequestration Risks Displacing Thousands Of Low-Income Families, Individuals

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Low-income families, veterans, senior citizens and disabled individuals waiting for assistance under the federal housing voucher program...

HUD Transportation Policy May Inadvertently Fuel Residential Segregation

Philip Tegeler | Posted 03.18.2013 | Black Voices
Philip Tegeler

Residential segregation is often sustained by metropolitan transportation systems that contribute to the segregated housing patterns, particularly in older cities. HUD may soon inadvertently help communities strengthen these barriers.

VICTORY: Huge News For LGBT Seniors

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.05.2012 | San Francisco

A substantial city grant could mean a different future for low-income LGBT seniors in San Francisco. According to the Examiner, the city announced...

The Story of the Low-income Housing Shortage in America

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

A generation ago, roughly two out of every 10 families spent more than 30 percent of their income on rent; today this proportion has doubled to almost four out of every 10 families.

The Brush Strokes of a Painting

Elaine Vilorio | Posted 07.18.2012 | Teen
Elaine Vilorio

I live in a very stereotypical low-income housing neighborhood. Most of the inhabitants are Hispanic, like my family and I, and African-American. But my street is more than that.

Going Where No Billionaire Has Gone Before

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business
C. Robert Gibson

George Lucas, worth $3.2 billion as of 2011, may have ruined his reputation with his fans by creating Jar Jar Binks, but his latest move may be the finest moment of his career.

Aaron Sankin

George Lucas Hopes To Turn Failed Marin Studio Into Low-Income Housing

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.08.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Only weeks after neighborhood complaints forced filmmaker George Lucas to abandon plans to convert a renovated Marin County ranch int...

Fighting Poverty Through a More Inclusive Economy

Mara Slade | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Mara Slade

Our solution is to move Habitat for Humanity to a manufacturer of modular homes that streamlines the building process through employed labor, bringing economic development and jobs to those at the base of the economic pyramid.

The NEST Project

Alexandre Lemille | Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact
Alexandre Lemille

The lack of access to decent houses impacts more than 1.6 billion people -- holding each other hand-in-hand, it represents the equivalent to the circumference of 60 Earth-sized planets -- is not even a UN Millennium goal!

Our "Trailer Trash" Education

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact
Scout, Ph.D.

The term "trailer trash" is symbolic of a type of systemic discrimination that's allowing low income home owners from Appalachia to Arizona to fall through the cracks.

Alexander Eichler

Why It's A Terrible Time To Be A Low-Income Renter

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

Everyone knows the economy has been rough on homeowners lately. But for people who rent -- especially for people who rent and don't make very much mon...

The Rent Is Too Damn High In Every State In America

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.17.2012 | Business

The poorest people in America are running out of places to live. In every state in the country, there are people looking for cheap rental housing -...

Organization Gets MacArthur Award For Lifting Neighborhoods Out Of Poverty

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The MacArthur Foundation on Thursday named 15 organizations in six countries as winners of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effect...

Millions In Housing Subsidies Given To Landlords With Abysmal Records

The Chicago Reporter | By: Angela Caputo | Posted 03.06.2012 | Chicago

Mary Smith was living on a quiet Woodlawn block in 1978 when she got the news that she landed an apartment in one of the neighborhood's first federall...

Matt Sledge

Florida's Forgotten Victims Of Foreclosure: Tenants

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.01.2011 | Miami

MIAMI -- Sergio Palacios doesn't have the typical South Florida foreclosure story. He doesn't live in a McMansion in some suburban subdivision. He ...

Jackie Ginley

How A City's Affordable Housing Loans Became A $10 Million Mess

HuffingtonPost.com | Jackie Ginley | Posted 11.18.2011 | San Francisco

Reporters Bob Porterfield and Jackie Ginley are exploring the financial challenges facing Hercules for The Huffington Post and Hercules Patch. Read th...

Jackie Ginley

City's Affordable Housing Initiative Spent Nearly $50 Million, Produced Nothing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jackie Ginley | Posted 11.17.2011 | San Francisco

Reporters Bob Porterfield and Jackie Ginley are exploring the financial challenges facing Hercules for The Huffington Post and Hercules Patch. Read th...