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The Upcoming Housing Crisis

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On May 21, 2020
Sure, interest rates are low. But we are about to enter into a horrifying housing crisis and millions of people lack work. In New England, it is likely to be especially bad. “If we don’t see a dramatic resumption of employment, and we don’t see an extension of those unemployment insurance benefits, then the scenario […]
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Whoops!

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On January 2, 2019
Great decision by the Obama administration to not bring charges against any of the banksters involved in destroying the lives of Americans: Michaela Christian lost a long battle with Wells Fargo in 2013 to save her Las Vegas home, a defeat she says changed the course of her life. When the bank refused to modify […]
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Native Americans and Housing

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On February 12, 2018
Great Julien Brave NoiseCat article in High Country News about the problems Native Americans face with housing, whether they live in cities (as they often do yet they are ignored in our public and political discussions of urban issues and racial inequality in urban places) or on the reservations. The short of it is that […]

Rents

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On August 31, 2017

I’m a long-term renter, largely for reasons out of my control, which is the vagaries of academia, including having a spouse who lives several hundred miles away. I would like to buy at some poin

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Affordable Housing

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On April 19, 2017
Affordable housing lotteries in New York are really a sign of just how woeful the housing situation is in that city for the poor, not to mention the middle class. In a January press message, the developers of Pacific Park Brooklyn suggested “the demand for affordable housing in the borough is tremendous,” citing more than […]
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