National Politics

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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The November Elections and VA Privatization

Posted July 12, 2018 by Suzanne Gordon

As we approach the mid-term elections, the issue of VA privatization should play an important role  at the ballot box.  The nation’s 9 million veterans – and their friends and families – aren’t the only ones who should be concerned
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Boston Makes Its Bus Lane Experiment Permanent

Posted June 12, 2018 by Angie Schmitt

Bus travel times dropped 20 to 25 percent during the morning rush thanks to the Washington Street bus lane, the city reports. It doesn’t take much money to make riding the bus a lot more convenient. With little more than
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Pro-Housing Voters Must Get Political

Posted May 31, 2018 by

Housing Must Become Election Priority This week’s Berkeley City Council vote against a measure designed to build housing on BART parking lots (AB 2923) offers a wake- up call to pro-housing advocates. Berkeley voters would overwhelmingly back a ballot measure
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