Posts Tagged: housing

Seattle repeals head tax under pressure from big business

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By striking this extremely modest and already heavily compromised tax, the Seattle City Council sent a message that the needs of big business will a...

San Diego PD arrest non-violent housing activists

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Instead of worrying about homeless people and renters at risk, the city unleashes its police to abuse the homeless, while refusing to provide real an...

It could be me or you: workers just an accident away from homelessness

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Eviction not only causes financial despair but it has profound psychological consequences such as depression and anxiety, especially for children

Amazon tries to bully Seattle over tax to house homeless

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Why is Amazon so unwilling to pay such a paltry sum (for them) towards alleviating the emergency of homelessness in Seattle?

NYC’s ‘shelter-industrial complex’ makes money over rising homelessness

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Homelessness is not the result of individual shortcomings or “laziness.” The primary cause is the lack of affordable housing. 

Taking the fight to Washington, D.C. slumlord’s house

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“Geoff Griffis you can’t hide, we can see your dirty side!”

Rent stabilized tenants file suit to stop East Harlem rezoning

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The lawsuit is being brought by two longtime residents of East Harlem, who share their stories of being harassed and pressured to move out by landlor...

NYC mayor and media blame victims for devastating Bronx fire

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When tragedy happens in working class communities, capitalism is linked to its root cause.

Plans to gentrify Albuquerque lead to anti-homeless ordinance

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New ordinance further criminalizes panhandling in Albuquerque under the guise of "pedestrian safety."

City of Seattle doubles down on bad policies in fight against homelessness

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The city is leaving vulnerable people literally out in the cold for the sake of policies which only appear to show results on paper.