National Politics

Will Cities Squander Federal Homeless Funds?

Posted February 9, 2021 by

Millions of FEMA Dollars Could Go Unspent With thousands sleeping on streets, the Biden Administration’s plan to fund 100% of the cost of temporarily housing them is great news. But cities and counties must seize these federal dollars. And given
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Housing Advocates Are Winning!

Posted January 26, 2021 by

Great Start to 2021 Housing advocates have had a lot to celebrate. President Biden’s Executive Order extended the national eviction moratorium through March and a longer extension with increased tenant protections is on the horizon. In addition, flawed rent relief
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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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