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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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Bay area residents demand affordable housing

Workers are not going to stand for housing prices that make it impossible for them to work and live in the Bay Area.

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A people's agenda: Reflections of a progressive's first year in office

At City Hall the voice of the people, and the engagement of the public, is often an afterthought: We need to get our priorities straight.

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Three in a row: SCOTUS upholds marriage equality, Obamacare, Fair Housing Act

"These decisions show how much is at stake in our nation's highest court and how critical it is that Americans consider the Supreme Court as we choose our next president."

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The fight for affordable housing rages in New York

The rent stabilization program was allowed to expire and over 1 million households are now at risk of being priced out when their leases go up for renewal.

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New York City facing the crisis of affordable housing

In New York, it's truly a tale of two cities: a city of the very rich, growing richer, and the poor, who are growing poorer.

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NY Mayor de Blasio addresses the State of the City

Mayor Bill de Blasio opened his State of the City address with a commitment to maintaining a city that is inclusive and affordable. 

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