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The downtown freeway expansion will displace thousands of housed and unhoused residents and hundreds of small businesses.
Houston Press
Feature
January 5, 2021, 12pm PST
If ever there was a doubt about the sheer depth and breadth of intersectionality found in the practice and theory of planning, the pandemic provides daily reminders.
James Brasuell
January 3, 2021, 11am PST
California's effort to create emergency supportive housing options during the pandemic has completed a large-scale acquisition process.
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
December 28, 2020, 10am PST
Almost half of bike helmet citations in the city are issued to people experiencing homelessness.
Crosscut
December 21, 2020, 9am PST
The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies releases its "The State of the Nation’s Housing 2020" report last month.
Housing Matters
December 17, 2020, 9am PST
Few cities are accomplishing such a swift and sweeping overhaul of its land use regulations as Everett, Washington, which just wrapped up its second major planning initiative in as many years on its way to launching a third.
The Urbanist
December 1, 2020, 9am PST
After a string of high-profile successes in places as geographically distant as Philadelphia and the East Bay Area, an ugly episode in L.A. County the day before Thanksgiving dealt a brutal setback to the burgeoning right to housing movement.
LAist
November 18, 2020, 7am PST
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson hopes to use CARES Act funding to 50 new homes for homeless living in the city.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 4, 2020, 11am PST
Phoenix is centering housing—affordable housing, permanent supportive housing, and eviction protections—in a new planning framework designed to reduce the number of homeless people living on the streets of the city.
Arizona Republic
October 21, 2020, 6am PDT
A tiny house village has been approved for a location in Downtown Omaha. When complete, the new homes will provide stability and shelter for the formerly unhoused.
Omaha World-Herald
October 5, 2020, 7am PDT
A major victory in the fight for housing justice has been achieved in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Housing Action
September 21, 2020, 8am PDT
A groundbreaking study provides some of the strongest evidence yet of the powerful results of permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless.
The Mercury News
July 17, 2020, 8am PDT
The latest foray by The Onion into the world of planning satirizes the American tendency to prioritize highway spending over housing and the homeless.
The Onion
July 10, 2020, 8am PDT
Developments funded by Los Angeles' Proposition HHH homeless housing bond has been delayed for three key reasons.
Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2020, 7am PDT
Many Americans won't be able to pay the rent in July. Black people are more likely to rent and will bear the brunt of a wave of evictions.
Politico
June 2, 2020, 8am PDT
A new UCLA report predicts a grim future for renters in Los Angeles. The report, the first issue published in a new journal dedicated to housing and the coronavirus, spells out what government officials must do to offset and prevent further damage.
UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy
May 19, 2020, 8am PDT
Unemployment of historically devastating proportions will force people out of their homes and onto the streets, according to a new study by an economist at Columbia University in New York.
Community Solutions
May 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Some cities are leasing entire hotels to provide rooms for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to infected people, to allow for safe and supportive isolation away from family or household members who risk being infected.
Medium – Bloomberg Cities
May 1, 2020, 6am PDT
With ridership down to 10,000 people per night, and numerous homeless people taking up residence on the subway, New York will no longer run overnight subway service for the foreseeable future.
Gothamist
Blog post
April 23, 2020, 8am PDT
Some progress, but not nearly enough, has been reported as California and its cities scramble to procure temporary shelters to house homeless people during the pandemic.
James Brasuell