"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."
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.
"Community land trusts are a form of permanently affordable housing based on shared equity."
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.
"As a result of the Senate's failure to act, then leaving town, millions of vulnerable renters now stand on the brink of homelessness."
"In 2008, we bailed out Wall Street. This time, it's time to bail out the American people who are suffering."
“This really shows what we can do when we get creative about problem solving and affordable housing.”
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 Magnolia Mothers Trust is the first of its kind that specifically targets single Black mothers.
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