Market rate development is an important tool for fighting for affordability. But have we focused on it at the expense of developing the other necessary tools?
Fighting structural inequality requires understanding the structures of oppression themselves. Here I explore the contemporary legacy of racist housing policy – and how we can fight it.
Fighting structural inequality requires understanding the structures of oppression themselves. Here I take a brief look at the history of redlining and restrictive covenants in federal housing policy.
When we focus on demand-side approaches to housing affordability, we inevitably tell low income residents that a lack of public services is in their best interest. That’s unacceptable.
Supporting Main Street is a penny-foolish but pound-wise way of structuring local economies.
When families of means remove themselves from a community, they cause big negative externalities. We subsidized these actions in the twentieth century – let’s not make the same mistake again.
What neighborhoods should be responsible for housing the homeless? Should the neighborhoods that these folks are from be more responsible that others for bearing the weight of shelters?