After 40 days, 40 nights, 10 cities and about 15,000 miles, I’m back from my US housing odyssey. This is a post-sized summary that I’m hoping to expand on in an article for the London Review of Books and a book for Pluto Press (details to follow). 688 more words
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Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito brushed off calls from residents of the troubled New York City Housing Authority for Chairwoman Shola Olatoye to resign her post over delayed repairs—and credited the de Blasio appointee with “great ideas” about how to revitalize the strapped organization. 379 more words
For decades American government’s efforts to house the poor have relied on the construction of subsidized housing plots more commonly known as “Projects.”
The term, originally used to describe the improvement projects city planners believed these developments would amount to, has instead become synonymous with inner-city blight and crime. 1,145 more words
Atlantic writer Alana Semuels visited Texas earlier this month to report on fair housing issues. Semuels has extensively covered housing for the magazine, writing about… 376 more words
CARLISLE, Pa. — Residents in Carlisle’s public housing complexes hope their neighborhoods will be safer in the coming months.
Nineteen cameras will be installed in two of the borough’s public housing areas — Cherry Court and Grandview Court — later this summer, according to the Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authority. 388 more words