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Manhattan developers try evasion tactics on affordable housing

Application of an affordable housing plan in New York City leaves questions for tenants, working people, and many community advocates about whose interests it is intended to serve.

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Racism and affordable housing shortage spotlighted in Cambridge meeting

Strategizing against the crisis of affordable housing was the subject of a meeting between BLM and labor defense activists.

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Los Angeles protesters call out Trump's biggest campaign donor on affordable housing

Real estate developer Geoff Palmer has fueled and profited from the continued California foreclosure crisis.

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Divest from Pentagon, invest in people

On Tax Day, protesters were staging a press conference with the latest attempt at temporary housing for the homeless.

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We need affordable housing, not condos and townhouses

As one activist said, "there is a time to write letters, a time to meet, and when all else fails, a time to take to the streets."

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East Oaklanders present new vision for fair development

Area residents have demanded that affordable housing, a clean and healthy environment, and good union jobs for current residents be written into any development plan for the area.

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This week in history: Robert Clifton Weaver, first Black U.S. Cabinet member

Weaver noted there was a great difference between the income of most African Americans and the cost of living.

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Health care, housing, education top California’s legislative agenda

Gov. Brown is calling for "significant increases" for education, health care, environment, and infrastructure spending in the $123 billion 2016-17 general fund.

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HUD: Arrests cannot be used to deny affordable housing

Governmental agencies have begun tilting toward less incarceration, and more restorative justice and rehabilitation.

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Rezoning plan will cause more displacement in New York

The plan is generating resistance from community members, who say that it will usher in more displacement than truly affordable housing.

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