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Gentrification Report: Black and Latino Displacement Is Remaking the Bay Area

Gentrification Report: Black and Latino Displacement Is Remaking the Bay Area

by Julianne Hing on April 7 2014, 10:47AM

Black and Latino populations in San Francisco and Oakland’s gentrifying neighborhoods have fallen amidst an influx of white residents.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

The Housing Crisis Continues, and Many Are Tired of Waiting

The Housing Crisis Continues, and Many Are Tired of Waiting

by Von Diaz on March 5 2014, 8:30AM

The new ‘I Can’t Wait’ nationwide campaign collects and shares stories from those most affected by the ongoing U.S. housing crisis.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Report Details Squalid Conditions of Richmond, Calif. Public Housing

Report Details Squalid Conditions of Richmond, Calif. Public Housing

by Jamilah King on February 17 2014, 3:50PM

The city is home to one of the worst apartment buildings in one of the worst public housing agencies in the country.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Is it Getting Tougher for Latinos to Own Homes?

Is it Getting Tougher for Latinos to Own Homes?

by Von Diaz on November 14 2013, 10:30AM

Stricter home ownership regulations are hitting the Latino community particularly hard.

Topics: /NOW

Why Superstorm Sandy is Still Wreaking Havoc on Poor Communities

Why Superstorm Sandy is Still Wreaking Havoc on Poor Communities

by Imara Jones on October 29 2013, 7:00AM

One year later Sandy’s disproportionate impact on historically marginalized communities continues in shocking ways.

Topics: Economic Justice, Economy

Black and Latino Families are Hardest Hit by Housing 'Income Segregation'

Black and Latino Families are Hardest Hit by Housing ‘Income Segregation’

by Von Diaz on October 17 2013, 4:56PM

A recent study from Stanford and Cornell researchers says people are increasingly living in either extremely rich or extremely poor neighborhoods.

Topics: /NOW

It's Not a Housing Boom. It's a Land Grab

It’s Not a Housing Boom. It’s a Land Grab

by Imara Jones on May 30 2013, 7:00AM

This time, the runaway housing market is being fueled by Wall Street’s gobbling up properties. But the results will be just as bad for regular people as it was four years ago.

Topics: Economic Justice

How Foreclosure Undermined Black and Brown Wealth

How Foreclosure Undermined Black and Brown Wealth

by Imara Jones on May 16 2013, 5:14PM

This foreclosure tidal wave is why wealth for blacks and Latinos is at the lowest level ever recorded. Housing is the leading wealth asset for these two communities.

Topics: /NOW

Report: Government Abandoned Integration of Housing For Decades

Report: Government Abandoned Integration of Housing For Decades

by on October 29 2012, 11:22AM

The Fair Housing Act has been largely ignored for 40 years, according to a new investigation.

Topics: /NOW

New Federal Rule Makes LGBT Housing Discrimination Illegal

New Federal Rule Makes LGBT Housing Discrimination Illegal

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 11:04AM

The Obama Administration announced historic new federal rules that will strengthen housing discrimination protections for transgender and other LGBT people.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Honoring Eric Quezada's Love for San Francisco's Mission District

Honoring Eric Quezada’s Love for San Francisco’s Mission District

by Hatty Lee on October 4 2011, 5:29PM

We take a moment to remember the work of a remarkable educator and organizer who fought gentrification alongside immigrant and low wage workers.

Topics: Celebrate Love

The Endemic Fraud the Foreclosure Scandal Reveals--Again

The Endemic Fraud the Foreclosure Scandal Reveals—Again

by Kai Wright on October 22 2010, 10:28AM

And President Obama’s willful complicity in Wall Street’s scam.

Topics: Economy

Katrina Survivors in Alabama are STILL Waiting for Help

Katrina Survivors in Alabama are STILL Waiting for Help

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2010, 12:05PM

In one poor town, they’re scraping together volunteer labor and donated materials to get out of tent cities.

Topics: Economy

Federal Housing Protections for Transgender Tenants

Federal Housing Protections for Transgender Tenants

by Jamilah King on July 27 2010, 12:48PM

HUD expands its interpretation of the Fair Housing Act to cover gender identity.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

No End in Sight for Foreclosures

No End in Sight for Foreclosures

by Michelle Chen on June 23 2010, 7:47AM

The recession still has more damage to do. And a new Center for Responsible Lending report says Black and Latino homeowners will continue feeling the worst of it.

Topics: Economy

A Just Cause vs. an Unjust Eviction: Q&A with Karen Mims [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on August 17 2009, 6:07AM

Last year, a speculator showed up to inspect Karen Mims’ home. That’s how Karen found out that her home of 12 years was getting foreclosed on. Fast-forward through a year of legal struggles and unanswered phone calls. At 6:00…

Topics: Video & Multimedia

To breathe free

by Michelle Chen on June 3 2009, 8:53PM

The connection between housing and child development has attracted considerable public fascination—most recently with the dissection of how young Sonia Sotomayor, growing up in a Bronx housing project, “overcame the odds.” One New York advocacy group is putting a…

Topics: Health

Vacancy Decontrol Is Hurting New York’s Immigrant Communities

by Guest Columnist on April 20 2009, 3:18PM

By Shan Rehman photo credit: Seth Wessler Predatory equity has become an increasingly visible part of New York City’s real estate landscape. Investors buy apartment buildings that house low-to-moderate income tenants at low prices, and then vacate as many units…

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Act Now! Keep Families in their Homes!

by on April 17 2009, 10:22AM

The battle to save rent regulation is at a critical moment in New York City. Immigrants are more likely than native-born New Yorkers to live in rent-stabilized housing, and they live in neighborhoods where rents have increased dramatically. Rent…

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Investment Opportunity!: Countrywide Alumni Profiting from Economic Crisis Now Seek Investors

by Dom Apollon on March 4 2009, 6:37AM

The New York Times is reporting today that alumni from Countrywide Financial — one of the chief culprits of the greed-fueled subprime mortgage debacle that largely sparked our current global economic crisis — are now profiting from the purchase of…

Topics: Economy

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