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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Movement Is About a Lot More Than Just Congress 16.1.2020 Mother Jones
For years, tenants in New York’s public housing residences had complained about the black mold breeding on the walls, the brown liquid dripping from the ceilings, and the cold water flowing from the faucets. But the city hadn’t made repairs. One white-skied Saturday this past November, neither New York City Housing Authority head Gregory Russ nor mayor-turned-presidential-candidate […]
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How Wealthy Towns Keep People With Housing Vouchers Out 10.1.2020 Mother Jones
This article was produced in partnership with The Connecticut Mirror, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On a sweltering Saturday afternoon last June, Crystal Carter took a deep […]
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For Black Americans, It’s Not a Housing Crisis. It’s a Chronic Condition. 9.1.2020 Mother Jones
Redlining is widely seen as the source of the vast disparities in housing and homeownership between white and Black Americans. Denied access to government-backed mortgages, Black people were consigned to areas of low investment in city centers during boom times in suburbia. It would stand to reason, then, that the end of government-sanctioned redlining, with […]
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“For Him to Endorse Her Is Huge for Me”: These Voters Liked Warren Last Night. They Loved Castro. 9.1.2020 Mother Jones
“I’m undocumented and unafraid,” exclaimed Jonathan Jayes-Green from the stage of Kings Theater in Brooklyn Tuesday night. Jayes-Green, the National Latinx Outreach Director for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, was onstage to help introduce someone that many had come to see that night: Obama’s former HUD Secretary Julián Castro. It was Castro’s first campaign […]
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Who's running for president? The 2020 Democrats 8.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It's the most diverse field ever, and the largest in at least 40 years. Potentially two dozen Democrats are entering a long, drawn-out primary process to take on President Trump in 2020.
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Ben Carson Shows He’s Not Actually Interested in Making Cities Affordable 4.1.2020 Mother Jones
Last summer, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson sparked a glimmer of hope among (still-skeptical) housing advocates when he spoke in support of creating federal incentives for local governments to loosen restrictive zoning codes that make housing less affordable. On Friday, he extinguished it. HUD is preparing to release a new rule that […]
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Julian Castro Just Dropped Out of the Presidential Race 2.1.2020 Mother Jones
Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday morning. Castro, who served as Housing and Urban Development Secretary under President Barack Obama, told supporters in a video that “it simply isn’t our time.” It’s with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for president […]
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Castro drops out of 2020 presidential race 2.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
His announcement Thursday comes as he failed to garner enough support or donations to make the recent Democratic presidential debates. Castro languished around 1 percent in polls and lagged behind his 2020 rivals in fundraising.
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Julián Castro tours L.A.'s skid row to talk about his housing plan 20.12.2019 L.A. Times - World News

On Wednesday, former Housing Secretary Julián Castro walked the streets of skid row in L.A., shaking hands and greeting people.

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15 Democrats secure spot on Minnesota presidential ballot 18.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The names were submitted by the Minnesota DFL to the secretary of state’s office. There’s a realistic chance some candidates will have dropped out by the March 3 primary.
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Ellison sues former county official over management of veterans charity 17.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Blake Huffman, a former Ramsey County commissioner, faces a civil suit of alleged conflicts of interest with Journey Home Minnesota.
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NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll: Biden, Sanders Lead 2020 Democratic Race 17.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say they prefer former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over the rest of the Democratic field just ahead of Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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Minnesota U.S. senators look for answers after deadly public housing fire 14.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
After a fire in a Minneapolis high-rise killed five residents, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson asking about sprinkler system installation in older properties.
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Editorial: Trump's new homeless guru doesn't think housing is the key to ending homelessness 6.12.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The last thing the federal government needs is a homelessness consultant with regressive, outdated ideas about how to fix homelessness.

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Probe can’t determine cause of Minneapolis high-rise fire 3.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Officials found the blaze was accidental, but they weren’t able to pinpoint the exact cause. Last Wednesday’s fire left five people dead.
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Agency cited sprinkler need months before high-rise fire 30.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority noted a need for sprinklers in older high-rise apartments months before a massive fire broke out in a 50-year-old building, leaving five people dead from smoke inhalation.
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Here’s Why Neighborhoods With More People of Color Pay Higher Energy Bills 28.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in CityLab and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It is well-established that the lower a family’s income, the more that family will pay for lighting and heating the house, running appliances, and keeping the wi-fi on. Such outcomes would suggest that this is a class problem or a function […]
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Denver residents find radon in their subsidized apartments – and housing authority won’t do anything about it 22.11.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
While Denver has done some testing for carcinogenic radon in its public housing, 70 percent of units have yet to be checked. When testing by The Oregonian/OregonLive found high levels in several units, the Denver Housing Authority said it wouldn’t follow up.
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This Was the First Debate in Years That Anyone Asked About Housing 21.11.2019 Mother Jones
Housing is a sleeper issue in the 2020 presidential election. In response to a nationwide affordable housing crisis, candidates have issued robust affordable housing plans, toured homeless encampments, and talked it up on the campaign trail. It’s an issue of particular salience in the current political moment. Donald Trump is the only president to have […]
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Bernie Sanders and AOC Just Unveiled a Green New Deal for Public Housing 15.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in CityLab and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Socialist Democrats are pushing the progressive envelope with a new iteration of Green New Deal legislation this week, this time with a focus on public housing. On Thursday, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a new bill […]
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