Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tag: housing

Voters demand Biden take action to address ‘national crisis’ of rising...

"Biden must take it upon himself to use his executive authority in order to assist those who need it the most, or we will not only have a cost-of-housing crisis in this country, but a major homelessness crisis as well."

Housing is a human right—here’s how to make it a reality

The federal government has for years enabled the private market to make money off our housing needs. Now, as home prices and rents skyrocket, there is a simple solution: offer people a public option for housing.

What community land trusts can do for racial equity

"Community land trusts are a form of permanently affordable housing based on shared equity."

Millions facing eviction and joblessness get no immediate help from Trump’s...

Under Trump’s order, unemployed workers would continue receiving an additional $400 a week, but only once states put up a quarter of the money and set up a new system to distribute the payments.

Senate GOP slammed for allowing eviction moratorium to expire, putting millions...

"As a result of the Senate's failure to act, then leaving town, millions of vulnerable renters now stand on the brink of homelessness."

Bailout for the American people: Rep. Ilhan Omar introduces Rent and...

"In 2008, we bailed out Wall Street. This time, it's time to bail out the American people who are suffering."

Denver non-profit converts former hotel into affordable housing for homeless

“This really shows what we can do when we get creative about problem solving and affordable housing.”

Compassion versus greed

Why do we permit investors to latch on to apartments and neither live in them nor put them up for rent?

In an unequal America, empathy, not just housing, has become too...

Empathy for the plight of the homeless, meanwhile, is withering away, particularly among society’s most fortunate, as the social distance between that top and the rest of society widens.

The first guaranteed basic income program designed for single black moms

The Magnolia Mothers Trust is the first of its kind that specifically targets single Black mothers.

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US follows Germany’s lead to send battle tanks to Ukraine

The U.S. agreed to send 31 tanks, and Germany agreed to 14.
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The one thing that would make elections better for everyone 

Ranked choice voting makes elections less painful, less expensive, and can help make our government more inclusive and responsive to what people actually want.

What can the United States bring to the peace table for Ukraine?

The United States bears its share of responsibility for this crisis that is destroying Ukraine and placing the world in "unprecedented danger," as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' new Doomsday Clock statement calls it.

Why union workers are a first line of defense to protect Social Security

Is the Republican plan to move the goalposts on those already paying into Social Security going to force younger Americans to work themselves into the grave?

Simply PFAS: Lawsuit claims ‘all natural’ orange juice brand contains toxic forever chemicals

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are a growing concern because of the many health impacts associated with exposure and their tendency to persist in the human body for months to years and in the environment for thousands of years.