housing

The Tenderloin Suffers Under Another Inhumane Crackdown

“The Tenderloin is a beautifully complicated area. It’s rich in all sorts of intersecting narratives. Sadly, some people fear it,…

March 30, 2022

One Year on, Oregon Drug Decriminalization Is Boosting Harm Reduction and Housing

February 1 marks the one-year anniversary since Measure 110 took effect in Oregon, decriminalizing low-level drug possession and increasing funding…

February 1, 2022

Winnipeg Offers Winter Fire Barrels, Not Homes, to Unhoused People

The city of Winnipeg, Manitoba is giving free steel fire barrels to unhoused residents living outdoors. Officials say it’s to…

January 25, 2022

We’ll Keep Denying Public Housing Over Marijuana Use, Insists Biden Administration

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says it is required to continue denying federally assisted housing to…

November 10, 2021

Homeless New Yorkers Fight for Their Rights as Hotel Evictions Continue

Winston Tokuhisa first became homeless in 2006, at the age of 20. Since then, he’s been on and off the…

July 28, 2021

Questions Linger Over California’s Record Homelessness Funding

On July 19, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $12 billion funding package to address homelessness—the largest single sum a…

July 26, 2021

“I Want to Feel Joyful”: Aimée-Josiane Twagirumukiza on Pride, Juneteenth and LGBTQ Labor

Aimée-Josiane Twagirumukiza is many things: Black, Rwandan, queer, an immigrant. They are an advocate, organizer and trainer currently serving as…

June 28, 2021

Scapegoating of Chesa Boudin Reflects Ugly Attitudes to Unhoused People

A few years back, an article describing Fayetteville made the small North Carolina city look like a hotbed of hatred…

June 22, 2021

NYC Raises Value of Rental Assistance Vouchers, Expands Eligibility

With an end to the city’s eviction moratorium looming in September, the New York City Council passed a hotly debated…

June 1, 2021

NYC Public Housing Residents Denounce Crackdown on Smoking in Their Own Homes

"You either become somebody who lays down and takes it, or you just get to that point that you can't…

January 14, 2021