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A Tale of Two Developments: Affordable Housing or Subsidized Ultra-Luxury?

Robert Kuttner The American Prospect
The failure of Hudson Yards should be both an object lesson and an opportunity. Grotesque hyper-luxury, with taxpayer subsidy no less, has had its day. Let’s build for regular people. Hudson Yards could be a monument to what was, and could still be.

Nearly 1,000 Homeless People Died in LA in 2020 as 93,000 Homes Sit Vacant

Alex Ferrer, Terra Graziani and Jacob Woocher Truthout
We must see real estate market for what it truly is: an institution rooted in settler colonialism that allows land (and the housing that sits atop it) to be distributed and controlled by those who have enough money for their preferences to matter.

Fighting Evictions: The 1930s and Now

Michael R. McBrearty Monthly Review Online
The fight for housing security has already become a part of the general struggle against inequality made possible by the epochal rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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