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Rural Gentrification

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On May 19, 2022
We talk a lot about the housing problems of the contemporary cities. But it’s not only the cities. At least in some places, it is also a big problem in rural areas. I grant you that Marin County is not your typical rural area, but what Marin represents is what we are seeing in a […]
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Complicating Redlining

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On September 22, 2021
Very interesting piece on how the story we tell about redlining and postwar housing loans is a bit more complicated than previously discussed. But new research shows that the maps very probably did not guide private lenders or the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which clearly engaged in racist lending practices all on their own. The […]

DISRUPTING Rentals

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On May 18, 2021

Our Silicon Valley techbros continue to pay so many dividends, if you are a shareholder at least. Otherwise, they see you as a mark for DISRUPTION!!! I was not aware that this included the rental mark

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Low Income Housing, Redux

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On March 10, 2021
Since this is a topic we are already discussing today, I think another post is not too much. The reality is that a broken housing market combined with record income inequality has created a situation that requires bold solutions. Gianpaolo Baiocchi and H. Jacob Carlson suggest a way forward: We propose the creation of the […]
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Remembering Slave Housing

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On February 15, 2021
I was in Louisiana once, visiting a plantation where slave housing still existed. And I saw what I still think is one of the most remarkable things I’ve ever seen. Most slave housing of course doesn’t exist anymore because it was cheap, usually wood, and never taken care of. But on this plantation, the housing […]
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