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Is It Time for a Housing Justice Movement?

Janice Harper | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
Janice Harper

As one of the most livable cities in America rapidly becomes livable only to those with six-figure incomes, this question is fast gaining ground.

Dave Jamieson

Meet The Fist-Shaking Socialist Behind America's Highest Minimum Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

(Photo: Elaine Thompson/AP) This article is part of a Huffington Post series, on the occasion of the site's 10th anniversary, looking at some o...

Paradise Lost: How Gay Meccas Are Slowly Disappearing Because Of Rising Rents

James Duke Mason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James Duke Mason

In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's likely decision in favor of nationwide marriage equality in June, people will be asking what the next frontier for our cause will be. I believe that new frontier will be the issue of rent, the issue of our gay housing crisis.

Millionaires Are Hogging NYC's Affordable Housing

| Posted 04.30.2014 | Business

By James Fanelli NEW YORK CITY — It’s affordable housing — for the 1 percent.A polo-playing multimillionaire who allegedly broke up Gov. Andre...

The Louise Log Season 3: Seen in a Different Light

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.14.2014 | Comedy
Marcel Hidalgo

Louise has a new hairstyle and a new hair color. She is now a blonde. And her once straight hair is now curly, pulled away from her face. She wears...

Confessions of a Brown Gentrifier

Courtney McKinney | Posted 04.29.2014 | New York
Courtney McKinney

I am a brown person. I am biracial (African-American and white), but others often see me as Latina. I currently live in an area of Harlem where the dominant language is Spanish. On the outside I blend in more than I ever have in my entire life. But I know I don't belong.

Live Together or Die Lonely and Mean

Xiu Min Li | Posted 03.26.2014 | San Francisco
Xiu Min Li

Preserving the communities and neighborhoods we live in is the responsibility of all of us. We must recognize the kind of society and community we wish to build.

Christina Wilkie

Republicans For Rent Control? Only When They're Renting | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.18.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- In Georgetown's exclusive, high-rent real estate market, sometimes it can be tough to stick to Republican principles of free markets and...

Will The Supreme Court End Rent Control?

Posted 01.24.2012 | New York

Insanely jealous of the West Village man paying $331.76 a month for a beautiful four-bedroom apartment? You might find some solace in a new lawsuit. F...

$331/Month Village Apartment Inspires Jealousy Across City

Posted 01.23.2012 | New York

Janio Marrero is a very lucky man. As facilities manager and technical director at the Cherry Lane Theater, Mr. Marrero can rent a lovely apartment ab...

Mike Sacks

NYC Landlord To Supreme Court: The Rent Is Too Damn Low | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A New York City landlord has taken his fight against the city's rent control laws up to the Supreme Court, where at least one justice ap...

Lawsuit May Cost Faye Dunaway Her $1,048 Apartment

Yahoo! News | AP – 50 Mins Ago | Posted 10.03.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City landlord is suing Faye Dunaway, claiming the actress' rent-stabilized apartment is not her primary residence. The...

Tenants' Rights Are Human Rights: A Response to Critics' Misrepresentation of Rent Regulation

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 07.26.2011 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

It should be considered a right to afford to live in the city where you work. There are 2.5 million New Yorkers in danger of losing this ability if the State Senate allows the state's rent regulation laws to lapse.

Rent Regulation Is Not Affordable Housing

Carol Kellermann | Posted 07.23.2011 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Advocates for extending rent regulation claim that the laws provide "affordable housing." But the rent regulation system provides inadequate relief to the neediest renters within the system.

How Do Wrong Economic Ideas Become Conventional Wisdom?

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.09.2011 | Books
Peter Dreier

If conservatives don't like labor unions, they are entitled to their opinions. But when they attack unions by arguing that they actually hurt working people, they don't have the facts on their side. They are crying wolf.

Large, Beautiful West Village Apartment? $127 Per Month

Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.19.2011 | New York

Perhaps for every woman on the Upper West Side paying way too much for a 90 square foot apartment, there's someone in the West Village paying next to ...

Rent Control Preserves Affordabilty

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

When Governor Paterson proposed changes to the city's rent regulation laws, criticism poured in from both tenants' groups and landlords.

Ross Haberman, Hedge Fund Manager, Sues To Keep $380/Month Rent At His Park Avenue Apartment

Sabrina Jaszi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A monetarily secure hedge fund manager is suing to keep his rent on Park Avenue rock bottom. Though Ross Haberman could afford the increase (which cou...

Landlords With Tax-Breaks Can't Charge Luxury Rates: Court Ruling | Larry Mcshane | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In a ruling that could affect 350,000 city tenants, the state's top court said Thursday that landlords getting tax breaks can't charge luxury rates fo...

Invictus Kicks Off New Campaign for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Los Angeles gets a bad rap. It's assailed for being shallow and rarely acknowledged for its good heart. But Los Angeles has a huge heart - at the center of which is pulsating non-stop activism.

California Tenants Have No Friends in Governor's Race

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Last Friday at 5:00 p.m. (which he's apt to do when releasing bad news), San Francisco Mayor Newsom vetoed three pro-tenant ordinances designed to help renters facing hard times.

Landlords Lobbying To Raise Stabilized Rents | MANNY FERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When the board that regulates rents for New York City's rent-stabilized apartments met to vote on increases last year, tenants more than outnumbered l...

Obama Rejected Illinois Rent Control Ban

Paul Hogarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Hogarth

Anyone who follows Obama's record in the State Senate understands his background -- where his vote against a rent control ban in Illinois was just one example.