National Politics

Los Angeles Tenants: The Rent’s Getting Too Damn High!

Posted August 28, 2018 by Jessica Goodheart

(This piece first appeared in Capital and Main) A local dispute over evictions highlights the emergence of a tenants movement that is pushing back against rapacious landlords and a nationwide housing affordability crisis. California tenants are taking their grievances to
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Cities Lack Housing for Amazon’s Workers

Posted August 7, 2018 by

Amazon Will Worsen Urban Affordability Crisis As cities offer secret bounties to become Amazon’s second headquarters, the aggressive recruitment raises a question that all high housing cost cities involved should be asking: Where will Amazon’s new employees live? None of
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Housing Advocates Must Act Now!

Posted July 31, 2018 by

Seizing the Political Momentum on Housing Zane Selvans is among urban America’s most insightful housing advocates. When I interviewed him in 2017 for my upcoming book, Generation Priced Out, he was optimistic that his city of Boulder, Colorado would build
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San Francisco Must Legalize Apartments

Posted July 24, 2018 by

Homeowners Should Embrace Mr. Rogers’ Support for Welcoming Neighbors San Francisco is a tenant town. Yet its zoning laws largely bar new apartments.  It’s time for the city to legalize such housing as an essential strategy for increasing inclusion and
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