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A Tale of Two Katrinas

Thomas J. Adams | Posted 08.30.2015 | Politics
Thomas J. Adams

When I teach a course on the history of New Orleans at I often tell my students that there were two Katrinas. The first Katrina was the result of a low-pressure system that formed off the Bahamas on August 21st, 2005. The second was a man-made disaster.

Get to the Bricks: New Report Details the Experiences of Black Women from New Orleans Public Housing after Hurricane Katrina

Heidi Hartmann | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Heidi Hartmann

The failure to coordinate services, to plan for the needs of the population, to keep families and neighborhoods together, and to find ways to enable all those who desired to return to New Orleans to do so constitute a third disaster, one like the failure of the levees of human origin.

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.

Almost 200 Public Housing Units Sit Vacant While Honolulu Struggles To Find Housing For The Homeless

www.civilbeat.com | Posted 07.13.2015 | Hawaii

The tents lining Kapalama Canal and the burgeoning homeless encampment in Kakaako are stark reminders of the worsening affordable housing crisis in Ha...

Mourning Public Enemy #1: Woodland Meadows

Jorge Newbery | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

I purchased crime-wracked Woodland Meadows for $12.5 million in 2002, driven by my vision of transforming this 1,100-unit affordable housing complex, one of the nation's largest, into a resident-powered self-supporting asset to the community.

The New York City Housing Authority's Bold Plan Deserves Support

Carol Kellermann | Posted 05.28.2015 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Shola Olatoye, Chair and CEO of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), released on May 19th a 10-year roadmap called "NextGeneration NYCHA." The roadmap is a bold plan that deserves to be supported.

Housing Discrimination, Gentrification and Black Lives: We Call These Projects Home

Monique "Mo" George | Posted 04.19.2015 | Black Voices
Monique

The future needs a call to end housing discrimination and it begins with chants of "Black lives matter" and recognizing that many of us call these projects home.

Lydia O'Connor

One Of America's Most Unaffordable Cities Reopens Public Housing Waitlist

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics

San Francisco, home to a highly visible homeless population, is reopening its public housing waitlist this month for the first time in more than four ...

A Case for Community in Cultural Planning for New York

Lane Harwell | Posted 12.01.2014 | New York
Lane Harwell

Today I add new learning about the importance of "community" to discussions underway about including a comprehensive cultural plan requirement in the New York City Charter.

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.

Using Technology to Combat Crime

Letitia James | Posted 10.25.2014 | New York
Letitia James

Our city has an opportunity to stand up for the 403,120 authorized residents of public housing by reducing gun violence and in turn reducing crime in NYCHA developments.

Time to Fix the Real "Broken Windows"

Alan Singer | Posted 10.19.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

I actually like the "broken window" theory, which is one reason I am marching on August 23, I just think the theory is being seriously misapplied. It is long past time to fix the real broken windows in our society that have victimized many but especially African American men.

Dear Mayor Bill de Blasio: Letter From an Urban Designer in Brooklyn

Mitch McEwen | Posted 07.02.2014 | New York
Mitch McEwen

Whatever you do, please do not use the large corporate firms that do so much New Urbanist work in Florida because, honestly, they make New York City look like Florida.

How More Housing Can Fund Social Needs

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.17.2014 | New York
Nathan Newman

While New York City is home to some of the wealthiest people on the planet, basic human services, transit and infrastructure remain underfunded.

How NYCHA Can Create an Infill Plan That Works

Denise M. Miranda | Posted 04.30.2014 | New York
Denise M. Miranda

Thankfully, Mayor de Blasio trashed Bloomberg's ill-conceived plan. The logical question is: "What now?"

A New Day for NYCHA

Denise M. Miranda | Posted 04.07.2014 | New York
Denise M. Miranda

Today a husband, father and veteran of Operation Desert Storm is awakening to another day of a new, very personal war -- against New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).

Kate Sheppard

Three Years Later, A Company Looks Back At Its State Of The Union Debut

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Robert Allen, the president's shoutout in the 2011 State of the Union address was a game changer. President Barack Obama cited R...

Tonight's State of the Union Should Also Offer Economic Opportunity for People With Drug Law Felonies

Alexsandra Smith | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Alexsandra Smith

As it stands today, felony drug offenders face significant obstacles to joining the economy.

NYCHA Is Key to Restoring a City for All

Gregory Floyd | Posted 02.05.2014 | New York
Gregory Floyd

There may be 400,000 millionaires in the city, but there are also more than 400,000 city residents who call public housing home, and they deserve the same rights afforded to the rich.

Section 3 Rehab Needed

Laura Barrett | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Laura Barrett

When the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee announced back in 2011 that they would be conducting $82 million dollar rehab of the state's large...

Dear Bill Thompson, About That Gigantic Bloomberg Dump...

Matthew Chapman | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York
Matthew Chapman

I can't speak for anyone else, but I will support you if you continue. However, if you decide to leave the race and want to reward your most stalwart and effective supporters, here's how.

Bloomberg: Fingerprint Public Housing Residents

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 10.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City public housing tenants should be fingerprinted as a way of keeping criminals out of their buildings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg...

Citi Bike Lags In Public Housing

The New York World | Posted 08.13.2013 | New York

Large numbers define New York City’s bike share program. More than 41 million miles traveled to date. Almost 70,000 annual members. Close to two ...

Supersize Those Wages, McDonald's

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.12.2013 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Last month, McDonald's gave its workers a little gift -- a budget purporting to show how to survive on the starvation wages the burger behemoth pays. The bizarre financial plan made millionaire McDonald's CEO Don Thompson look like a real clown.

Section 3: It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

Laura Barrett | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Section 3 was a truly creative idea when it was inaugurated in 1968: Let's give low-income residents the first crack at the jobs that public housing g...