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

Ray Brescia | Posted 11.24.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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.

Andrew Perez

Some Jobless Facing Eviction After Loss Of Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than two months after Congress dropped long-term unemployment insurance, some of the people who lost benefits say they're now facin...

Ode to Rastafari: Stop Eviction of Rastafari from Pinnacle Ancestral Grounds!

Jasmine Rand | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Jasmine Rand

As the epicenter and birthplace of the Rastafari faith and movement, Pinnacle provided refuge and promoted self-reliance to Blacks in Jamaica at a time when they were relegated to second-class citizenry.

First Ever Crappy Awards Target SF's Tech Industry

Turnstyle | Posted 04.12.2014 | San Francisco
Turnstyle

by Nishat Kurwa (@nishatjaan) Inspired by the sly tradition of the Razzie Awards, which commemorate the worst of Hollywood, San Francisco fair housin...

How to Handle a Dispute With Your Landlord

realtor.com | Posted 04.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

The more detail you can muster, the more tools you give the landlord to fix the problem. Records also show that you mean business, and it starts a paper trail in case you need to take additional measures.

On Names, Faces, and Mottos of My University

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I declare unequivocal admiration for our institution, I am troubled, nonetheless, by some longstanding issues that I cannot seem to reconcile revolving on a name, symbols, and a motto.

A Treasured New York Icon Fights to Survive: New York Theatre Ballet Evicted

Carla Escoda | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The beloved New York Theatre Ballet is losing its home after 34 years, its impending demise another reminder that this world capital of arts and culture has become inhospitable to all but the behemoths.

Sherry Hernandez: Stuck in the Revolving Door

Joel Sucher | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

Sherry's story follows an all too familiar trajectory and one that any homeowner who's had the misfortune of dealing with nobody's-favorite-mortgage-company, Countrywide Financial, can relate to.

When You Can't Just 'Pass Go and Collect $200': Minimum Wage and Affordable Housing

Amy L. Freeman | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Amy L. Freeman

Some years ago, when my daughter was maybe 8 years old, she took part in a social services workshop at religious school. I was one of the moms lurking in the background while another woman ran the show.

Standing up Against Forced Evictions: How Slum Dwellers Are Fighting Back

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Rising property values lead developers and government officials to abruptly displace slum dwellers, often without proper notice, legal standing, or reimbursement.

Lauryn Hill Settles Eviction Dispute

Posted 06.06.2013 | Black Voices

After being issued an eviction lawsuit from her New Jersey landlord in April, Lauryn Hill has reportedly responded to the dispute by vacating the prop...

LOOK: 10 Most Horrifying Things Landlords Have Done

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business

First of all, just the word is off-putting: landlord. Many of us urban-dwellers don't have any land. And the person who charges above market rate for ...

OCC's Magical Mystery Foreclosure Review

Joel Sucher | Posted 05.19.2013 | Business
Joel Sucher

Quicker than you can say Office of the Comptroller of the Currency the Obama administration's promise to do justice for over four million foreclosed homeowners has evaporated into the could-have-been ether.

For Earl Favre, Hurricane Katrina Was Bad, But Freddie Mac May Be Worse

Home Defenders League | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Home Defenders League

For the next several weeks, HuffPost will be cross-posting "Foreclosure Horror Stories" from the Home Defenders League's "100 Stories Of What Wall Str...

Evicted For Cancer?

| Posted 02.05.2013 | New York

By Ben Fractenberg, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer UPPER EAST SIDE — An Upper East Side real estate broker and cancer survivor was harassed by her lan...

Michael McLaughlin

Widow Sues Sheriff For Letting 'Military Freak' Kill Husband

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.30.2013 | Crime

Sheriff's deputies trying to evict a California man believed to be armed and unstable didn't warn the locksmith hired to pick the lock of the man's se...

Indigenous Squatters Resists Eviction In Brazil

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 01.14.2013 | Latino Voices

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Police in riot gear surrounded a settlement of indigenous people next to Rio de Janeiro's storied Maracana stadium on Saturday, prep...