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.
A 'Big Short' Investor's New Bet: Climate Change Will Bust the Housing Market
David Burt was one of the few who predicted the 2008 financial crisis. He's gambling that history is going to repeat itself soon.
I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb
While searching for the person who grifted me in Chicago, I discovered just how easy it is for users of the short-term rental platform to get exploited.
The Chicago Teachers Strike Could Revolutionize the Way Unions Fight for the Working Class
The city’s rent crisis is so bad, educators are taking it upon themselves to fix it. It could be a model for class conflict across the country.