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Upzoning without addressing speculation and finance could exacerbate the housing crisis for the nation’s most vulnerable communities, a professor of urban planning warns.
April 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Even as the city pursues new affordable housing, lax enforcement of rental regulations is leading to rising costs and evictions.
Crain's New York Business
March 20, 2019, 11am PDT
Cities and states around the country are reconsidering decades-old bans on rent control.
April 22, 2018, 5am PDT
More than half of American tenants are rent-burdened, putting them at risk of displacement. A national collaboration with PolicyLink hopes to help.
June 20, 2017, 10am PDT
A lawsuit, allowed to proceed by a Wayne County judge, reveals some of the difficulties of blight removal.
June 2, 2017, 10am PDT
Callus city builders in Africa must account for the poor as well as the rich argues Mathias Agbo Jr. in a piece for Common Edge.
April 30, 2017, 5am PDT
Rising rents and low income residents have made this South Side neighborhood a locus for evictions and forced moves.
April 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
Housing experts have been reading and passing around "Evicted," by Matthew Desmond, since its release last year. Now the book has won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction.
December 12, 2016, 8am PST
A motion in City Council would open the door to new protections for gentrifying areas.
September 29, 2016, 5am PDT
A survey of renters' housing history in Milwaukee could completely change what we know about eviction in the United States.
March 9, 2016, 10am PST
A Harvard sociologist and author of "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" supports a large expansion of housing vouchers to rebalance the scales of the housing market.
September 15, 2013, 11am PDT
Amsterdam has sent its first family to go live in a ghetto on the east side of the city, now commonly known as "scum village."
August 26, 2013, 5am PDT
Fearing that a growing homeless population threatens 'the new Southern hot spot', public officials in Columbia, South Carolina have instigated an aggressive program to rid the city's downtown of its neediest residents.
July 17, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>With less than a month left before the start of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, residents in the Chinese metropolis are still being evicted to make way for event-related construction.</p>
The Washington Post via the Boston Globe
March 14, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>City councilors in Washington D.C. have proposed a plan to throw out exemptions that allowed hundreds of landlords to evict residents with little or no notice so they could convert buildings to high priced condos.</p>
March 7, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Plans to convert one of San Francisco's public housing projects into market rate housing has resulted in dozens of evictions, and more are expected.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle