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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...

Tensions Ease Between A New Orleans Church And A Mall's Developers

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.01.2013 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the May 13, 2013 edition.) Ground breaking for Magnolia Marketplace--a two-story mall on ...

America's Half-Forgotten Housing Crisis

David Coates | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
David Coates

On the housing front, the good news is that the president wants Mel Watt to head the FHFA. The really bad news is that the problems in the U.S. housing system are currently so entrenched that, even if he is confirmed, Mel Watt will be hard-pressed to resolve them.

New York City and the Assault on Public Housing

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

With income inequality in New York greater than anywhere else in the country, I for one would be doing everything to dispense crumbs to the poor, just to show that even though I have my own jet fleet, I still care about the less fortunate. But that's not what's happening.

Vienna Proves Just How Beautiful Public Housing Can Be

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.11.2013 | Arts

Austria has a long history of elaborate and even beautiful public housing projects. The legacy stretches back to the days of "Red Vienna" in the early...

GOP Suffers Big Yellow Taxi Syndrome

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans never knew what their districts had gotten from the federal government. Until it was gone. Until after they'd paved it over with the sequester. Now they're stalled in an economically barren parking lot of their own creation.

DC's Poorest Set to Suffer From Federal Sequester

Michael Shank | Posted 05.13.2013 | DC
Michael Shank

D.C. can easily cover the sequester cuts, given the $400 million budget surplus it announced earlier this year. The outstanding question, however, is whether or not Mayor Vince Gray will be an advocate for this city's growing poor population.

Lucas Kavner

'Slow-Motion Katrina' For New York Public Housing Residents After Sandy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 11.09.2012 | New York

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Ask anyone living in Cobble Hill or Carroll Gardens or Park Slope earlier this week, and they would tell you that they have power, h...

Micro Units Proposed to Make New York City Living Affordable

Harriet McDonald | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Harriet McDonald

While a micro unit might not be everyone's first choice, my guess is that quite a few people would find one an appealing and affordable way to begin life in New York.

Voters Worry About Heckling, Shootings

Annapolis Patch | Anna Staver | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

On Sunday night, two men were shot near the community center, and in June, Orlando Sherman McDaniel, 29, of Annapolis died as a result of gunshots wo...

McKinney-Vento Turns 25 and Homelessness Continues to Grow!

Paul Boden | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Paul Boden

McKinney-Vento homeless assistance programs have increasingly become a catch-all system for people who were once permanently housed by mainstream federal programs such as HUD and USDA.

The Seen and Unseen Consequences of This Summer's Weather Assault

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Each year in the United States, 3.5 million people are homeless, with 100,000 homeless vets. If you are homeless, you are also hungry, and you likely don't know where your next meal will come from. Is this really America?

Telling the Truth About Homelessness

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

Some recent reports suggest that homelessness is not increasing significantly. This is due to both flaws in the data they rely on and the narrow way they define homelessness. The result is confusion and misguided policies.