Public Housing

Housing Construction

Opinion: Biden's Housing Plan is 'Both Necessary and Excellent'

The housing programs proposed in the reconciliation bill could help millions of Americans who desperately need housing assistance and begin to mitigate the damage of a stagnant housing supply.

October 20, 2021 - The Week

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What Housing Organizers in the U.S. Can Learn from Berlin's Re-Socialization Campaign

More than half of Berlin voters approved a non-binding referendum to resocialize a quarter-million apartments. What can housing organizers in the U.S. learn?

October 20, 2021 - Next City

Hope VI Housing

New Public Housing? HUD Has Found a Way

For decades, the number of public housing units across the U.S. has been shrinking. But within the limits of the law and funding, HUD has figured out a way to get back some of the housing that has been lost.

October 18, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

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How Paris Improved Sustainability and Livability In Its Public Housing

Over the last decade, the city has made massive investments in retrofitting 'social housing' with minimal disruptions and displacement of residents.

October 11, 2021 - Grist

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Candyman's Real Horror: American Public Housing Policy

The new film, set in one of America's most notorious public housing projects, highlights the failure of affordable housing policy and its impact on Black communities.

September 19, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

New York City Public Housing Project

What is Public Housing?

Born out of the progressive ideals of the New Deal and a desire to improve the standard of living in poor urban neighborhoods, American public housing has taken several forms as political opinion about subsidized housing shifts.

August 30, 2021 - Diana Ionescu

Chicago Public Housing

What Is Urban Renewal?

Ostensibly intended to improve "blighted" neighborhoods and provide better housing conditions, urban renewal often involved displacement and the wholesale destruction of urban communities.

July 16, 2021 - Diana Ionescu

Centennial Olympic Park

New Book Examines Public Housing as a Locus of Political Power

A new book, "Diverging Space for Deviants," connects public housing with political power.

May 18, 2021 - WABE

Singapore

What Are Housing Subsidies?

Housing subsidies can work in numerous ways, all with the common cause of easing the cost burdens of housing.

May 13, 2021 - James Brasuell

Bronx Apartments

A Movement-Based Federal Housing Agenda

What are the New Deal for Housing Justice and the BREATHE Act and how do they move beyond previous housing agendas?

April 26, 2021 - Shelterforce Magazine

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