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Low Income Housing

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 | 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 | 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 | 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...

Hotel From Hell

Sam Slovick | Posted 12.14.2011 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick

I took a walk through the construction site at the nefarious Ford Hotel with two former residents, Abraham and Travelle. They spent their childhood in the well-documented hellhole, witnessing life at the bottom rung of capitalism.

Chicago Housing Authority Throwing Out Tenants For One Arrest--No Conviction Required

Chicago Reporter | By: Angela Caputo | Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago

Jessica Moore showed up at the Daley Center, shaken and without a lawyer. She had a bad feeling about how things might play out in court. A lawyer ...

Love NYC's Diversity? Then Strengthen Rent Regulations

Brad Lander | Posted 08.03.2011 | New York
Brad Lander

Rent regulations aren't just our best affordable housing program. They are something much deeper: policy for a diverse, stable city.

Ryan's Road to Ruin

Rick Horowitz | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Paul Ryan's core beliefs aren't everyone's core beliefs. Many Americans don't believe that the only measure of effective government is "How much spending can you cut?" or "How many programs can you cripple?"

China Announces Priorities for Next Five Years

Daniel K. Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel K. Gardner

This past Saturday, Premier Wen Jiabao delivered his 2011 "Report on the Work of the Government" to the 3,000 delegates gathered in Beijing for the Na...

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Robin Hughes, Who Brings Safe, Affordable Homes To Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Today we're interviewing Robin Hughes, the president of Abode Communities (AC), an organization that builds safe and affordable homes for low-income f...

America's Top 10 Best Green-Built Neighborhoods

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Natural Home just published its Top 10 Green-Built Neighborhoods list, applauding forward-thinking, responsible housing developments.

Status Quo Won't Save Public Housing

Sheila Crowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheila Crowley

while we are arguing over the potential loss of public housing someday in the future, public housing agencies are already demolishing and selling off public housing under current law.

We Call These Projects Home

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Decades of ineffective and misguided policies have fueled disinvestment, demolition, and deregulation of public housing. The consequence has been a devastating displacement of residents.

Cabrini-Green's Demolition: Notorious Housing Project Torn Down Slowly (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For years, the site of the Cabrini-Green housing projects on Chicago's Near North Side has undergone massive transformation. The infamous housing pro...

Help the Poor by Revitalizing the Federal Workforce

Max Stier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Stier

The foundations, the nonprofit sector and the states can play important roles in dealing with poverty, but the federal government by far is the biggest and most important player on the block.

The Next Economic Stimulus Should Help Those Who Need it Most

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

Only a broad economic stimulus, targeted to help lower-income Americans, can get our country back on the right track.

Green Housing Project Sprouts Up in New York

The Highbridge Lowdown | Sarah Maslin Nir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A vacant lot in the Highbridge area of the Bronx heralds the latest installment of what some say is the future of low-income housing. XX Avenue* is to...

Website Helps Low-Income Chicagoans Apply For Housing

Associated Content | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I know how hard applying for low-income housing can be. is a website for Chicago families trying to apply for the housing. This is a in...