Results related to “housing”
by Imara Jones on October 29 2013, 7:00AM
One year later Sandy’s disproportionate impact on historically marginalized communities continues in shocking ways.
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.
by Seth Freed Wessler on October 29 2012, 11:22AM
The Fair Housing Act has been largely ignored for 40 years, according to a new investigation.
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.
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
by Kai Wright on October 22 2010, 10:28AM
And President Obama’s willful complicity in Wall Street’s scam.
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.
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
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
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…
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…
by Seth Freed Wessler 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…
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…
by Michelle Chen on February 20 2009, 2:50PM
It took a total collapse of the mortgage bubble to expose the intrinsic contradictions of the country’s housing system: the foreclosure epidemic has produced countless idle houses, inviting blight and economic decline into once-vibrant neighborhoods; and on the flipside,…