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Public Housing

February 9, 2020, 7am PST
The city has reinvented itself in many ways, but its residents are not reaping those benefits equally.
Atlanta
January 9, 2020, 11am PST
A state constitutional amendment from the 1950s has been used to hold back public housing, but voters could have a chance to strike it down later this year.
The Mercury News
January 8, 2020, 6am PST
The ambitious "Homes for All" plan would include upzoning as only one tool for addressing the acute housing affordability crisis in the state of Maryland.
CityLab
December 5, 2019, 5am PST
The planned National Public Housing Museum, expected to open in 2021, will draw attention to a highly contested subject and connect to the relevance provided by contemporary anxieties about housing.
CityLab
September 20, 2019, 5am PDT
The Toronto Community Housing corporation will undergo a major restructuring aimed at delivering better services and minimizing bureaucracy.
Toronto Star
June 21, 2019, 1pm PDT
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing Dallas of mismanagement of funds, and wants its money back.
The Dallas Morning News
June 13, 2019, 2pm PDT
The decision about where to locate a new casino project depends on competing goals—to maximize revenues or bring jobs and development to neighborhoods that need them.
Chicago Tribune
June 3, 2019, 5am PDT
A proposed rule to disqualify all families living with an undocumented person from receiving federal housing aid is available for comment. We know a few people who oppose the rule.
Governing
May 21, 2019, 7am PDT
St. Louis County is considering fair housing legislation that would prevent source of income discrimination, as many cities in the region have already done, and many more are also considering.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 17, 2019, 1pm PDT
Housing advocates blame the neglect of the federal government on the state of public housing in the United States. The Trump administration says government can't keep throwing money at the problems of public housing.
NPR
May 10, 2019, 9am PDT
Efforts by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to "purge" undocumented immigrants from public housing would hurt a lot of legal residents and citizens.
The Washington Post
April 25, 2019, 5am PDT
Work requirement programs achieve very little in helping housing assistance recipients find work, according to a recent study.
Curbed
April 21, 2019, 5am PDT
Minneapolis is realigning its affordable housing practices as the nationwide as the pressures of the housing affordability crisis increase.
MinnPost
April 8, 2019, 10am PDT
Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has promised to make housing affordability the top priority of a potential administration.
Reno Gazette Journal
March 5, 2019, 10am PST
Facing a difficult financial situation, the authority plans to refinance about a third of its homes.
Curbed
February 20, 2019, 2pm PST
A "white supremacist" law that blocks public housing in the state is up for repeal—again.
Los Angeles Times
February 17, 2019, 5am PST
A new approach to affordable housing attempts to overcome the traditional approaches of supply-side economics and government-funded investments and extractions.
City Observatory
February 15, 2019, 7am PST
The Trump administration's critiques of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) took a strange turn this week.
The Real Deal
January 1, 2019, 1pm PST
1.2 million African Americans lived in Chicago in the 1980s. Now Cook County loses tens of thousands of African Americans every year.
Chicago Reporter
Blog post
December 19, 2018, 9am PST
Government-subsidized housing is a useful complement to market-rate housing, but an affordability strategy that relies solely on low-income housing may be impractical.
Michael Lewyn