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The Moratorium on Evictions Can’t Fix the Disastrous Housing Crisis 4.9.2020 Mother Jones
The tenants’ rights lawyers at Lone Star Legal Aid in Houston—who represent low income clients across 72 Texas counties and four counties in Arkansas—referred to August 25 as “doomsday.” It marked the end of the 30-day grace period following the July 25 expiration of tenant protections in effect under the CARES Act—the catch-all spending bill […]
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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,128 new known COVID-19 cases and 27 additional deaths reported as Pritzker announces further crack down on Metro East region near St. Louis 2.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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Families in suburban Cook County public housing to get free internet in Comcast program funded by federal CARES Act dollars 2.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
All families with school-age children in suburban Cook County public housing buildings will be eligible for free broadband internet under a program funded through federal coronavirus stimulus money, officials announced Wednesday.
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In Colorado town, the post office delivers much more than the mail 30.8.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Leadville, Colo., has no car dealership, no Walmart, no department store and no dependable internet service. The post office fills important gaps.

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'Catastrophe' or 'new era'? Mail shake-up at L.A. public housing complex alarms residents 20.8.2020 LA Times: Health

Mail would no longer be delivered to residents' doors at Mar Vista Gardens under a new plan. Officials say it would keep letter carriers safer, but residents are skeptical.

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Public housing residents celebrate students heading off to college despite COVID-19: ‘It really means a lot and it motivates me’ 5.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Chicago Housing Authority hosted its 10th annual send-off event Tuesday to celebrate 150 students going to college from local public housing this year. The students were given laptops, laundry and toiletry supplies.
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Murder charges filed in shooting death of 9-year-old Janari Ricks 4.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Murder charges have been filed in the fatal shooting of 9-year-old Janari Ricks, who was killed last week while playing with friends behind the Cabrini-Green townhomes on the Near North Side.
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Editorial: Defund warrior cops and give the money to guardian cops 27.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The LAPD's Community Safety Partnership provides a model for the kind of policing ethos we need.

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New Yorkers come together to feed the 1 in 4 residents without enough to eat 18.7.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The city distributes up to a million free meals each day

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Coronavirus batters finances of African American healthcare centers in the Bay Area 11.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Several Bay Area health clinics provide crucial services to African Americans and other neglected populations. But the pandemic has hurt their finances and those of other clinics nationwide.

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George Floyd's Houston memorial reminds friends what they survived 9.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Before George Floyd, 46, died at the hands of Minneapolis police, he had managed to extricate himself from the Houston projects.

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Residents say they are being kept in the dark about COVID-19 as nearly 90 deaths are recorded at low-income housing in Chicago. ‘This is dangerous.' 21.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Tribune investigation finds residents at subsidized housing across Chicago have been told little about COVID-19 cases where they live.
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New York plans to expand coronavirus testing for those hit hardest: minority and low-income communities 10.5.2020 L.A. Times - World News

As states across the nation continue to reopen despite coronavirus cases climbing, the impacts on minority and low-income groups become more apparent.

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Coronavirus could worsen death toll of summer heat waves, health officials warn 6.5.2020 LA Times: Environment

Long and intense heat waves are nothing new in Southern California and the Southwest, but amid COVID-19, public health experts are warning they could become deadlier for people self-isolating in homes they can't keep cool.

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Who Benefits When Public Housing Is Torn Down? It’s Complicated. 24.3.2020 Mother Jones
Aseelah Muhammad’s new life at East Lake Meadows got off to a good start. It was the mid-1990s, she was 19, and the Atlanta public housing complex was her only real option for a place to live with her husband and three daughters. She knew East Lake’s reputation—people called it “Little Vietnam,” for the violence […]
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Trump harnesses wartime powers and signs coronavirus legislation 19.3.2020 LA Times: Business

President Trump invoked wartime powers that could boost the manufacturing of medical equipment and later signed legislation to provide free testing for the coronavirus and expand sick leave.

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Trump suspends public housing evictions, invokes wartime law to produce needed supplies 18.3.2020 LA Times: Health

The president announced Wednesday that he had ordered federal housing officials to suspend evictions and foreclosures until the end of April.

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Coronavirus: L.A. City Hall is closed. What city services are still running? 17.3.2020 LA Times: Health

L.A. City Hall is largely closed to the public to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, but some municipal services are still running.

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Changes to the ‘public charge’ rule: 8 key questions, answered 25.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Starting this week, the federal government is expanding the scope of its “public charge” rule, a move that will make it tougher for some immigrants to access public aid. Here’s what you need to know.
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Nein for five: Facing a housing crunch, Berlin bans rent increases for 60 months 21.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

A controversial ban on rent increases takes effect as Berlin takes steps to address a worsening housing crisis.

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