Rick Paulas

housing

Instead of Helping Homeless People, Cities Are Bussing Them Out of Town

"If you look at the logical extension of what’s going on, whether it’s a move-along law or one-way bus ticket, it’s 'let’s erase people, let’s render them invisible.'"
Rick Paulas
4 days ago
housing

I Fought My Landlord When My Heat Went Out—and Won

Rent strikes work. Here's how to go about organizing one if you ever need to.
Rick Paulas
2.7.20
housing

The Black Moms Who Occupied a Vacant House and Became Icons of the Homelessness Crisis

In a few short weeks, they became the center of a debate about poverty, race, and homelessness. Then the cops showed up.
Rick Paulas
1.15.20
money-inequality

Buttigieg's Version of America Is Basically a Caste System

He's a Harvard graduate, but his mayorship of a private university-dominated town tells us more about his strange take on free college.
Rick Paulas
12.5.19
money-housing

Actually Supporting Homeless People Does Not Mean Housing Them Yourself

A brief guide to the absurd, circular logic of people who don't want to deal with homelessness.
Rick Paulas
11.18.19
The Other 2020

How Workers Are Fighting Back Against Big Tech

A diverse group—from programmers and coders to drivers and cafeteria staff—are finally trying to force the industry to do what it’s been claiming it does all along: make the world a better place.
Rick Paulas
11.18.19
money-inequality

Property Owners Can Do Basically Whatever They Want to Homeless People Now

In San Francisco, they're even getting the government's help.
Rick Paulas
10.9.19
housing

California Is Desperately Trying to Hide Homeless People, Critics Say

A proposed policy would force those without homes to accept shelter, and people are pissed.
Rick Paulas
7.31.19
housing

Inside the Wildly Popular Forum Where Landlords Plot to Screw You Over

It's a terrifying window into the tenant/landlord power dynamic—and a national housing hellscape.
Rick Paulas
7.24.19
money-inequality

The Case for Leaving Fare Beaters Alone and Making Public Transit Free

Chances are everything you think you know about fare evasion is wrong.
Rick Paulas
7.18.19
money-inequality

Photos of the Most Egregious 'Anti-Homeless' Architecture

Once you start looking, you realize what critics call "hostile architecture" is everywhere.
Rick Paulas
6.25.19
Late Capitalism

A Tenants Union Is Taking on the Landlord of This Massive Bay Area Warehouse Complex

It's an example of how the shared space of communal living can provide people the ability to inhabit an area that would otherwise be unaffordable.
Rick Paulas
3.20.19
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