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text Against the Rent Madness and For a Nonprofit Orientation! by A Helm, T Krebs and L Mayer
The Alternative Housing Summit on Sept 21 inBerlin discussed alternatives to the market-based housing policy. Exploding rents and lack of affordable housing are the most burning social questions and drive people to the streets. More market is not the solution! Housing for People, not for Profits!...
Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:53AM
text Puerto Rico Struggles to Rebuild from Hurricanes Say Religious Leaders by Kate Zeller
Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico last September 20th. According to the Associated Press, 60,000 thousand homes still have temporary or blue-tarp-covered roofs that would not survive a Category 1 hurricane. Tens of thousands of people across the island still lack access to housing or reliable electricity. After the hurricanes more than 130,000 people migrated to US States away from the island....
Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:56PM
audio Keith McHenry & Barbara Brust on AB2178's Restrictions on Sharing Free Meals with the Poor (audio/mpeg 20.6mb) by A Rude Awakening
Keith McHenry of Food Not Bombs and Barbara Brust of Consider the Homeless speak on California AB-2178, which would impose new restrictions on individuals and community groups that share free meals....
Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:28PM
document Federal Appeals Court Affirms Right of Homeless Persons to Not Be Punished for Sleeping in Public Absence of Alternatives martin_vs._boise_2018.pdf_140_.jpg by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(September 4, 2018, Boise, Idaho) – Today the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that homeless persons cannot be punished for sleeping outside in the absence of adequate alternatives in Martin v. Boise (formerly Bell v. Boise), a lawsuit challenging Boise, Idaho’s ban on sleeping in public. In so holding, the court of appeals permitted various homeless individuals who have received criminal citations under Boise’s policy to proceed with their constitutional claims against the City. The Nat...
Posted: Fri Sep 7, 2018 3:29PM
image Toxins In The Flesh Of Murdered Animals Include Blood, Sweat, And Tears 480_565_1.jpg by Fruitarian Network
Mammal, bird, and fish flesh, eggs and dairy kill more people annually in the world than tobacco, alcohol, traffic accidents, war, domestic violence, guns, and drugs combined....
Posted: Thu Sep 6, 2018 2:47PM
text Promote Public Housing! by Sebastian Gerhardt
A basic principle of the market economy is that the market only reacts to solvent demand, not to needs. If a need is not reflected in solvent demand, the market simply does not react. Supply-side expansion of affordable housing is key, not subject promotion....
Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:08PM
document Homeless People in RVs Ask the Court to Stop the City’s Ticketing and Impoundment of Their Vehicles press_release.pdf_140_.jpg by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(July 26, 2018, Washington, DC) – Hundreds of homeless people in San Diego, many with disabilities, hope to lawfully stay in their RVs and other vehicles after today’s preliminary injunction hearing. The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, along with Disability Rights California, Fish & Richardson PC, and others, will be heard in court at 2 p.m. PST today to request that ticketing and impounding of homeless persons’ vehicles, often the only form of shelter available to poor and dis...
Posted: Thu Aug 2, 2018 12:47AM
text Your Pain Is Not Real: How Doctors Discriminate Against Women by Kim
Women experiencing health problems and pain are routinely neglected by medical professionals, because of sexist myths and stereotypes about women....
Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:12PM
text HUD Prioritizes Funding for Communities Taking Steps Against Criminalization of Homelessness by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Forthcoming Homeless Law Center Report Shares Progress and Tools for Doing More...
Posted: Mon Jul 9, 2018 11:39AM
text Interview with Social Philosopher Friedhelm Hengsbach by Friedhelm Hengsbach
The financial markets have uncoupled from the real economy since the middle of the 1970s. Politicians listen and react to every sound from the financial sector. The state allows itself to be extorted by the different lobby groups. Who paid for the bank bailout? The general public or the state made itself poor, guaranteed capital and took over toxic securities...
Posted: Thu Jul 5, 2018 3:18AM
text Housing as Infrastructure by Andrej Holm
Housing as a human right is sometimes superseded by the right of speculation. Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (a Federal program), non-profit or cooperative housing and SROs (single-room occupancy) are three solutions to the housing crisis. Strategies like public subsidies are known from earlier housing emergencies. The Vienna example shows government housing policy can go different ways....
Posted: Mon Jul 2, 2018 7:32AM
image Trump Restaurants: Over 150 Health Code Violations 480_27darcy-henpeck2jpg-fa78f72036530b98_1.jpg by AV
Truth sent Trump's attack on the Red Hen restaurant back to him 100 fold...
Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:09PM
document Lawsuit Challenging Ban on Living in Vehicles Moves Forward 1.pdf_140_.jpg by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
On Friday, June 8, a U.S. District Court denied the City of San Diego’s motion to dismiss in a lawsuit challenges the ticketing of homeless people living in RVs and other vehicles....
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:15PM
text More Public Investments are Sensible and Necessary by Philipp Heimberger
Low-interest rates should create possibilities for expansive budgetary policy. Public investments in the infrastructure and education could benefit future generations by helping raise long-term prosperity and well-being. The one-sided narrowing of budgetary possibilities is excessive and counter-productive....
Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:42AM
text In November voters can vote to repeal Costa Hawkins Act by Lynda Carson
A vote for the Affordable Housing Act will be the voters opportunity to repeal the draconian Costa Hawkins Act, the 1995 law that severely limits cities’ rent control options!...
Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:52PM
audio New Orleans Treme Residents Hold Swimsuit Protest; Expose Recreation Commission problems (audio/mpeg 21.6mb) by WTUL News and Views
Amy Stelly, Treme resident, designer and water and human rights activist joined WTUL News and Views to discuss on going issues with the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and its habitual marginalizing of tax-paying residents. Adult swimmers recently ran into problems with having access to the Treme Community Center pool as well as health and transportation issues....
Posted: Thu Jun 7, 2018 3:05PM
document Tenants Together Report Reveals that Evictions in California are Triple Previous Estimates ca_evictions_are_fast_and_frequent.pdf_140_.jpg by Tenants Together
One statistic is always missing from any debate on California housing: the number of tenants facing eviction annually. Tenants Together, California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights, recently obtained and analyzed eviction data from the state’s Judicial Council. Although the Judicial Council collects eviction data, its annual reports do not set forth its eviction data. Given the statewide displacement crisis, Tenants Together requested the raw eviction data which gives an important...
Posted: Wed Jun 6, 2018 11:10AM
text California landlords are fined $8,000 by HUD for racist rental practices by Lynda Carson
Despite doing business in California, and being fined $8,000 for being involved in racist rental practices, records with the Bureau of Real Estate reveal that the status of the real estate license for Macbeth Apartment Services Inc., is expired and according to records with the Secretary of State their corporation status has been suspended!...
Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 11:51PM
text The Homeless Youth Epidemic is Growing: What are the Solutions to End it? by Megan Lee
This article is about how not having adequate housing affects students in the classroom and how California needs more low-income housing so that students have an adequate space to live and complete homework assignments....
Posted: Wed May 2, 2018 1:32PM
text National Alliance of HUD Tenants Denounce Ben Carson's Housing Bill by Posted by Lynda Carson
Elected leaders of the national US tenants union today denounced the housing bill proposed April 25 by HUD Secretary Ben Carson as a “vicious and cruel” assault on the poorest of the poor!...
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:12PM