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Housing

  1. housing
    Apartment Hunting With a Criminal Past Is Nearly ImpossibleThree New Yorkers talk about trying to find a place to live after prison.
  2. housing
    25 Men Lock Themselves in Hotel Rooms, Refusing Transfer to Homeless Shelter“I got very severe asthma, and I don’t wanna be in a dorm setting with 30 homeless men that I don’t know.”
  3. housing
    Meet the Frontline Defender of Section 8 RentersAngela Stovall is the city worker hundreds of New Yorkers turn to when they’re blocked from seeing apartments.
  4. housing
    The Homeless-to-Hotels Program Is Ending, and Nobody’s ReadyAdvocates fear mass eviction; hoteliers say their businesses are still in crisis.
  5. nyc mayoral race
    If Only Mayoral Candidates Set Brooklyn Home PricesShaun Donovan and Ray McGuire guessed that the median price of a home in Brooklyn is $100k or less. That’s a lovely thought, but it’s also very wrong.
  6. housing
    L.A. Built a Tiny-House Village for the Homeless. Some Aren’t So Sure About It.The city’s good intentions come with restrictions and, possibly, an ulterior motive.
  7. housing
    To ‘Build Back Better,’ America Must Build More HousingA historic housing shortage threatens to hamper the post-COVID recovery.
  8. public space
    Last Night in Echo ParkOn the scene as the LAPD evicted an enormous community of unhoused residents from the shore of Echo Park Lake.
  9. housing
    The Eco-Yogi Slumlords Are Getting Sued — AgainThe city says they made $1.4 million on their illegal Airbnb rentals over four years.
  10. housing
    The Eco-Yogi Slumlords of Brooklyn Are Getting SuedThe City of New York has filed a lawsuit against the couple at the center of an eviction scandal this summer.
  11. the system
    Two Visions of the Suburbs Are on the Ballot. Both Are Myths.To understand them as imagined by Donald Trump and Joe Biden, you first have to understand that they are actually talking about segregation.
  12. housing
    The Eco–Yogi Slumlords of BrooklynHow did a couple who built an empire of yoga studios, vegan restaurants, and homes with “living walls” end up as pandemic villains?
  13. housing
    As the Federal Eviction Moratorium Expires, Millions of Americans Face DisasterMillions of Americans are at risk of getting kicked out of their homes as eviction protections expire and unemployment benefits drop.
  14. coronavirus
    How Will New York’s Rent Freeze Work?A bill before the New York State Senate aims at bringing renters relief as unemployment spikes.
  15. housing
    Will the Coronavirus Kill Airbnb?Furnished apartments intended for short-term stays are flipping to long-term rentals. What could possibly be causing this?
  16. coronavirus
    The Housing Authority Is Not Ready For CoronavirusSeniors at the largest public housing development in the U.S. aren’t getting answers on coronavirus.
  17. resistance
    Cops in Riot Gear Evict Homeless Mothers From Vacant HouseThe women were occupying an unused home owned by a house-flipping company with their children, in an act of civil disobedience.
  18. problem solving
    31 Ideas for Renting an Apartment in New YorkCraigslist is a wasteland, Zillow owns everything, so try these slightly off-kilter, in-the-side-door tips instead.
  19. vision 2020
    Julián Castro Appeals to the Animal-Rights VoteIt’s very smart politics for a lower-tier candidate like Castro to distinguish himself with a comprehensive animal-welfare agenda.
  20. housing
    Why California Killed Its ‘Upzoning’ Bill. Again.NIMBYs get another win over efforts to preempt local zoning rules restricting housing supply.
  21. the city politic
    Hundreds of NYCHA Residents Are Facing the Polar Vortex With No HeatWith temps dropping and a potential federal takeover looming, tenants are being hit with trouble on all sides – and some are talking rent strike.
  22. housing
    Governor Newsom Takes Aim at California’s NIMBYismThe new California governor is quickly showing his seriousness about addressing the state’s affordable housing crisis.
  23. racism
    Racism’s Cost to Black Homeowners Is About $48,000, Study FindsIt’s more proof that the notion that generational poverty is linked to moral inadequacy, particularly in the black community, just isn’t true.
  24. new york city housing authority
    Don’t Expect Ben Carson to Fix New York City’s Housing WoesNew York City’s public housing is in shambles, but a federal receivership probably won’t help.
  25. 2018 midterms
    Six Major Issues to Watch During Midterms — Other Than Who Controls CongressThe main event is the elected officials, but there are lots of important things on the ballot for voters to decide.
  26. jared kushner
    Kushner’s Company Fined $201K for False Housing DocumentsThe company submitted fraudulent construction applications, in an alleged bid to force rent-regulated tenants out of its buildings through harassment.
  27. california
    California Voters Will Decide Whether to Partially Repeal a Sweeping Tax LawLiberal groups are finally going to touch the “third rail of California politics” by trying to limit Prop. 13 to residential property.
  28. business
    Is New York Cracking Down on Airbnb to Help Local Residents or Hotels?Supporters of new Airbnb regulation argue that it drives up rents, but opponents say the hotel industry–backed law will only deprive locals of income.
  29. Californians Will Be Voting on a Wild Array of Ballot Initiatives in NovemberFrom repeal of a controversial gas-tax increase to a mandate for cage-free eggs, other issues will compete with candidates for money and attention.
  30. GOP Congressman: Refusing to Sell Your House to a Gay Person Is a RightDana Rohrabacher suggests that Christians have a right to know that the people buying their house will never engage in sexual activity they dislike.
  31. DI Politics Chat: Upzoning the American DreamDaily Intelligencer writers chat about the urban housing crisis and progressive politics.
  32. select all
    Montreal Man Trapped in Airbnb PurgatoryHe’s the only permanent resident in his building.
  33. pottery burn
    Pottery Barn Brutally Negs MillennialsApparently our homes are not big enough for their furniture.
  34. Airbnb Could Be Making Your Apartment More ExpensiveIt makes finding an apartment harder.
  35. The Weird Socialist Logjam That Gives Stockholmers 20-Year Apartment WaitsMaybe Scandinavia isn’t the best at everything after all.
  36. How to Live in a Micro-Apartment Without Going CrazyA psychologist has a few tips for staying happy in tiny spaces.
  37. Brutal Sign Shames Airbnb-Using NOLA Tourists: “Enjoy Our Former Homes Y’all!!!”Short-term rentals are driving out longtime residents.
  38. from the archives
    The Trump Voter, Before TrumpFrom Pete Hamill’s 1969 New York feature, “The Revolt of the White Lower Middle Class.”
  39. Brooklyn Real Estate Continues to Skyrocket But the rental market is showing some weakness.
  40. real estate
    Buyers Are Getting Priced Out of Manhattan“I don’t see any relief, outside of a recession where people have to sell.”
  41. first person
    4 People, 650 Square Feet: A Love StoryHow I came around to family life in a one-bedroom New York apartment.
  42. The High Cost of Expensive TownhousesHow building restrictions in New York and San Francisco are strangling the whole economy.
  43. Davidson: How the de Blasio Housing Plan Is Good, If Wishful, Thinking“The city’s most urgent problem: The rent is too damn high.”
  44. worst landlords
    Bronx Tenants Sue After 113 Calls to 311 Fail to Restore Heat, Hot WaterThey want their landlord to address 194 open violations.
  45. landlords gone mad
    UWS Building Won’t Let Low-Rent Tenants Use GymThey’re pissed.
  46. the third terminator
    Mayor Bloomberg Sees Lack of Affordable Housing As a ‘Good Sign’It is, for some people.
  47. hurricane sandy
    The Last Hotel-Bound Sandy Victims Face EvictionThere are 350 or so still relying on city funds.
  48. You Still Can’t Afford a House, ProbablyLuckily, you’re not alone.
  49. hurricane sandy
    Officials Try to Solve Post-Sandy Housing CrisisWith a plan to place displaced families in vacant apartments.
  50. horrible inconveniences
    Entire Bronx Building Wins Worst Hotel Trip EverEveryone’s getting kicked out of their homes because the fire escapes were removed.
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