Posts Tagged: housing

Working-class families resist eviction by corporate landlord

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In Isla Vista, Calif., a neighborhood adjacent to Santa Barbara, working-class families are fighting to remain in the apartments where they have lived...

Low-cost housing crisis in Los Angeles, across the country

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As living conditions continue to decline throughout the country and poverty increases, the need for low-cost housing is on the rise. Yet working-class...

Housing bubble deflates

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Walking or driving through many neighborhoods these days, one can’t help but notice the many signs advertising houses and condominiums for sale....

Chicago apartment fire kills six immigrant children

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Escarlet Ramos and Kevin Ramirez, both three-year-olds, will never again sit together to watch television. Idaly Ramirez, age six, will never play spo...

Queens, New York blackouts highlight utilities’ greed

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In its 2003 annual report to shareholders, Consolidated Edison proudly declared, "Reliablity is our focus." For workers in New York City, the irony is...