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As the world’s climate heats up, so do unconstitutional (and deadly) conditions in prisons.
The horror show that is acceptable SF living speaks to the real effects of the city’s extreme housing shortage.
A new government report details the rights violations in government-run and private facilities.
If the agency required localities to provide data on mobile home parks and their closing, scholars could begin to understand “the social and spacial pressures that under-gird them."
Communities actively working against affordable housing are being disingenuous—and setting themselves up for a legal fall.
"Right now we have a Hollywood moment.”
Local governments are trying to do the right thing, but don’t put it past them to do the wrong one.
But zoning for less density is ruining your city.
A (very) short history of the NYC mayor’s prickly relationships with the very people he should be listening to.
A look inside Chicago's first LGBTQ-friendly, affordable senior housing development, Town Hall Apartments.
Some markets need a recovery from the recovery.
“The story of American public housing is one of quiet successes drowned out by loud failures,” writes the historian Ed Goetz.
America’s housing crisis will likely worsen during the next decade, with millions more struggling to make monthly payments.
Race, more than income, is strongly linked to living near pollutants of all kinds.
Mobile home park residents typically own their homes but not the ground beneath them. When land values rise, that’s a problem.
While a range of options might seem like a plus, there are costs.