HOUSING CRISIS

Late Capitalism

'Universal Rent Control' Is the Left-Wing Dream That's Actually Happening

Capping the amount that landlords can raise what you owe every year is no longer a total fantasy.
Ankita Rao
3.6.19
The Power and Privilege Issue

America’s Housing Crisis Is Breaking Young People

Thảo Lê stayed in San Jose with an abusive partner for a while because, as they put it, “I knew I just had to sacrifice some things to have a place to stay.”
Tara Raghuveer
10.25.18
crime

The Horrific Violence Faced by Homeless People in the UK

Angela Millington's killing represents just one of the many underreported murders of homeless people.
James McMahon
10.24.18
Homelessness

My Day with a Homeless Mother of Three

In May, Alva and her children were kicked out of their home. Now, they're part of a group of 37,000 homeless people in emergency accommodations in Berlin.
Christina Hertel
9.27.18
happy ending

How Two Homeless Men Found a Home on eBay

"We didn’t do this to become celebrities. We just wanted to find somewhere to live."
Rebecca Baden
12.18.17
Bitcoin

Do Not Go into Debt to Buy Bitcoin, You Idiots

A professor explains what's going on with the so-called cryptocurrency and why it's probably too late to make a fortune off of it.
Allie Conti
12.13.17
housing

Residents of This Floating House Built from Dump Scraps Are Fighting Eviction

Neighbors have told them they’ll surely die in a winter storm.
Sarah Berman
9.11.17
The Restless Youth Issue

Wild Rent Hikes Are Leaving Europe's Cities Totally Unaffordable

Meet the young European activists fighting against the EU's housing crisis.
Caelainn Hogan
5.8.17
housing

Housing Vouchers Would Change the Face of Poverty

Pulitzer Prize–winning ethnographer Matthew Desmond believes vouchers could help fight our nation's housing crises.
J. W. McCormack
4.18.17
News

How Cities Got Serious About Homelessness in 2016

Places like Los Angeles and Seattle are all radically rethinking what it means to provide shelter to their residents.
Jennifer Swann
12.26.16
Stuff

What Kind of Housing Will ‘Generation Rent’ Be Able to Actually Afford?

If we're probably never going to afford to buy in major cities, we'll need to start weighing up other options in all their shiny glory.
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
12.10.16
Stuff

My Landlord Mom Refuses to Cash in on San Francisco's Insane Housing Market

In San Francisco's shitstorm of a housing market, the landlords who purchased homes before prices exploded now have the opportunity to cash in.
Jesse Alejandro Cottrell
9.4.16
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