National Politics

Ending Homelessness—And Other Predictions for 2021

Posted January 5, 2021 by

U.S. Will Start Path to End Homelessness (Editor’s Note: This was originally published on January 5. Democrats have since won control of the Senate. Bernie Sanders and Sherrod Brown—both strongly pro-housing progressives— will now chair Budget and Banking respectively. This
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How Same-Day Shipping Is Clogging U.S. Roads

Posted December 8, 2020 by

(Ed Note: This piece first appeared in Streetsblog USA. We encourage donations to this great organization) Almost all the climate and congestion benefits of online shopping are wiped out by rush deliveries, a study finds — which could spell disaster
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10 Big Housing Wins of 2020

Posted December 1, 2020 by

Local, State, National Activism Made Difference As 2020 ends, forty million tenants could face nonpayment of rent evictions. Republican refusal to pass the Heroes Act has created the worst eviction crisis since the 1930’s. President Biden can use his first
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Can Democrats Avoid the Mistakes of 2009-2010?

Posted November 10, 2020 by

Holding Biden Accountable Joe Biden’s election puts Democrats and particularly progressive activists to the test: we can repeat the mistakes of 2009-10 under President Obama or avoid them. Here’s how it comes down. Obama took office with Democrats strongly controlling
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Housing Advocates: Seize the Moment!

Posted November 10, 2020 by

Mobilizing for 2021 The November elections opened up new opportunities for national, state and local housing advocates. Here’s how activists can seize them. Federal Funding The big money is federal. Advocates must go after it. If Democrats already controlled the
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American Democracy Remains At Risk

Posted November 4, 2020 by

A Sad Comment on America Last night did not go as anyone expected. While by midnight Trump had not won a single Clinton state, and Biden still had a strong path to victory, few imagined the race could be this
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