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.
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 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!
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.
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?"