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The pandemic has shown that when it comes to what really matters, my housemates and I were not as close as I thought

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The Way We Work Now

In California, I’ve seen a spike in landlords looking for creative excuses to evict tenants

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The failure to respond to the Covid housing crisis has created an eviction catastrophe for vulnerable renters

A protest in front of the Jackson Courthouse by advocacy group KC Tenants against continued evictions during the pandemic. Photo: Brandon Frederick


Julián Castro says we need to give direct assistance to the most vulnerable renters

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Churches, mosques, and synagogues across the country are trying to develop low-cost housing

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Harvest Homes with Pastor Michael Eaddy, Mayor Emanuel, NHP Foundation CEO Dick Burns, and various community members. Courtesy of NHP Foundation. Photo: Roosevelt Holloman, Essential Photography.


The smoking section at The Uptown Nightclub on Telegraph Avenue. California banned indoor smoking in 1995. Photographs by Rian Dundon.

After a fire destroyed the only place I could afford to live, I knew it was time to leave for good


Advocates are turning zoning reform into an important progressive cause — not just a housing issue

A luxury 5-story condominium building is proposed to replace this narrow two-story house at 180 Washington Ave.
A luxury 5-story condominium building is proposed to replace this narrow two-story house at 180 Washington Ave.
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