HOUSING CRISIS

housing

The Reality of Living in the Back of a Van

The aspirational hashtag #vanlife has over 5.4 million posts on Instagram, but the truth looks very different.
Tom Robinson
Freya Marshall Payne
7.2.19
Canada

Expensive Pop-Up 'Dome' Restaurant Under Toronto Highway Prompts Protest

The $500-a-table pop-up dinner is being held just a mile away from the site of a former homeless encampment.
Bettina Makalintal
4.8.19
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
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez snaps back after Fox News trashes her for being unable to afford D.C. housing

And she's amazed they still can't pronounce her name right after 5 months
Rex Santus
11.9.18
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
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Wants to House 1.1 Million People on Artificial Islands to Solve Housing Crisis

Amid a housing crisis, Hong Kong's government plans to create new developable land in the middle of the ocean.
Sarah Emerson
10.12.18
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
Frontier

Building Oversized Homes Created an Environmental Housing Crisis

A culture that prides bigger-as-better has forced small communities across the globe to a critical environmental crossroads.
Emily Weitz
2.2.18
Detroit

Detroit’s housing crisis is the work of its own government

The city overtaxed homeowners for years. Those who couldn’t pay are still feeling the pain.
Mark Betancourt
12.29.17
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
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