SOURCE: The New Yorker
by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
American life has been suddenly and dramatically upended, and, when things are turned upside down, the bottom is brought to the surface and exposed to the light.
SOURCE: Daily Beast
The Ken Burns-produced PBS documentary “East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story” examines our public-housing nightmare through the lens of a storied Atlanta housing project.
SOURCE: NY Times
by Lizabeth Cohen
The federal government once promised to provide homes for every American. What happened?
It's time to remedy the effects of that terrible policy.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
by Nancy C. Unger
The political power of home buyers trumps that of housing innovators.
by Michael K. Honey
Racism and poverty are still endemic in America.
WARSAW, Poland — Nearby the big city rumbles, but one feels almost transported to a quiet forest village when standing amid a colony of Finnish wooden houses in Warsaw’s government district.The homes, erected as temporary housing in the destroyed capital just after World War II, have dwindled over the years from 90 to about 25. Now the surviving structures have become a point of contention between their inhabitants and a city government keen on tearing them down to make way for new developments.It’s a story being played out in various ways in Warsaw these days, as the Polish capital undergoes a building boom that makes new constructions lucrative for developers and attractive to city officials eager to put their mark on the city. But such change often comes at the cost of old buildings of historical or sentimental value to others....
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