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A Right to Counsel Is a Right to a Fighting Chance Report

A Right to Counsel Is a Right to a Fighting Chance

Guaranteeing legal representation for renters facing eviction not only is a highly effective means of keeping renters in their homes, but it also benefits whole communities by preventing homelessness, preserving affordable rental homes, and more.

Heidi Schultheis, Caitlin Rooney

Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation Report
Typical row home facades on a residential street off Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia on November 9, 2017. (Typical row home facades on a residential street off Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia on November 9, 2017.)

Systemic Inequality: Displacement, Exclusion, and Segregation

The United States must reckon with the racism built into its housing system in order to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to build wealth.

Danyelle Solomon, Connor Maxwell, Abril Castro

A Perfect Storm Report
Residents survey the flooding at the Trent Court public housing complex in New Bern, North Carolina, following Hurricane Florence, September 2018.

A Perfect Storm

Extreme weather events fueled by climate change are exacerbating the intertwined crises of affordable housing and homelessness and thus require timely intervention by federal, state, and local governments.

Guillermo Ortiz, Heidi Schultheis, Valerie Novack, 1 More Aleah Holt

Homes for All Report

Homes for All

It is time for the federal government to contribute more aggressively to the U.S. supply of affordable housing, as it did in the past.

Michela Zonta

The Latest HUD Proposal Would Exacerbate the Housing Insecurity Crisis Article
A woman looks over an album of family photos after an eviction team removed all her possessions from her foreclosed home in Colorado, February 2009. (Getty/John Moore)

The Latest HUD Proposal Would Exacerbate the Housing Insecurity Crisis

By tripling the minimum rent and imposing counterproductive so-called work requirements, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed legislation would increase economic hardship for households already most at risk of eviction and homelessness.

Heidi Schultheis, Michela Zonta, Rejane Frederick

Home Is Where the Health Is Article
A boy rides his bike past a home, June 2015. (Getty/The Denver Post, Cyrus McCrimmon)

Home Is Where the Health Is

California, Chicago, Denver, and Atlanta are showing how cities and states can look within and to one another to tackle the United States’ rising affordable housing crisis.

Rejane Frederick

The Art of a Devastating Deal for Distressed Communities Article
A home facing foreclosure is seen in San Antonio, February 2009. (AP/Eric Gay)

The Art of a Devastating Deal for Distressed Communities

Community development, housing, and small-business cuts in Trump’s budget would leave struggling communities even worse off.

Joe Valenti, Sarah Edelman

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