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Trump and DeVos Say They’ll Withhold Money From Schools for Not Re-Opening. Can They? 9.7.2020 Mother Jones
The Trump administration spent its Wednesday not so much using the bully pulpit as throwing it at the heads of America’s school officials, threatening to withhold federal funds from school districts if they refuse to reopen. An education law professor tells Mother Jones that it’s a hollow threat without any legal basis, but that there […]
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How to advance equity in energy solutions in the COVID-19 era 6.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How to advance equity in energy solutions in the COVID-19 era Daphany Rose Sanchez Mon, 07/06/2020 - 02:01 During the day I work in the energy sector supporting government and utilities design programs to perform outreach to and educate low-income and diverse communities. At night, I go back into my neighborhood, one thriving with diverse residents. Sitting on both sides of the table, I’d like to share what you need to pay attention to in order to be part of the solution on the interconnected fronts of energy efficiency and social justice. If 2020 has shown residents in the United States something, it's the dire need to understand historical barriers, immediately stop our current way of working and deliver energy solutions. As a New York City resident, director of an energy consulting organization, an advocate of energy equity and a third-generation resident of public housing, I have a unique view of the structural barriers we must break down to solve the global climate crisis. As energy consultants ...
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‘It oddly hasn’t been a stressful time’: European nations handled COVID-19 unemployment differently than the United States. Take a look. 4.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
“It oddly hasn’t been a stressful time. I can keep the team together, keep them motivated. We’re basically doing everything we can to be ready for when the restrictions are eased.”
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Coronavirus and financial hurdles are delaying projects to build homeless housing 1.7.2020 LA Times: Health

More than six months after Mayor Eric Garcetti predicted that a new housing project for homeless people would open every three weeks, there has been only one other opening to celebrate. The coronavirus pandemic is one reason for the delay -- but only one.

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Editorial: Could a vacancy tax help L.A.'s housing crisis? Maybe. But not the version the city is planning 21.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

L.A.'s major housing problem is not the small number of homes sitting empty. It's the shortage of housing affordable to middle- and low-income Angelenos.

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Why the sickest workers may be among the first back on the job 19.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
America’s employment-based health insurance system could become another liability in the country’s fight to contain the coronavirus, pushing workers at highest risk of serious illness from the coronavirus back to work the fastest.
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In front of backdrop of a dozen gray tents, activists warn Lightfoot of displacement around proposed Obama center without a community benefits agreement in place 12.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
About 50 members of the Obama CBA Coalition and ally groups took over a vacant Woodlawn lot with a makeshift settlement of gray tents on Thursday — a symbolic message to Mayor Lori Lightfoot of their concerns that homelessness could worsen there without a community benefits agreement for the proposed Obama Presidential Center. More than a dozen community groups have joined or allied with the Obama CBA Coalition to clamor for a pause in the city planning process for Woodlawn and surrounding areas until a community benefits agreement can be met.
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Fed-up Woodlawn residents, Obama CBA Coalition members to hold tent city demonstration against ‘the violence of displacement’ 11.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Activists plan to prop up a mass of tents throughout a vacant lot on Thursday as a warning to Mayor Lori Lightfoot about the displacement Woodlawn residents could suffer should the Obama Presidential Center arrive without a community benefits agreement with stronger affordable housing measures.
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Let’s Connect the Dots Between Environmental Injustice and the Coronavirus 30.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. While cities and towns across the United States are wrestling with the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, none have been hit harder than low-income and minority communities. Places like Detroit, Chicago, and St. James Parish […]
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Insights from Big Data on How COVID-19 Is Changing Society 29.5.2020 THE CITY FIX
Between the 1918 flu pandemic and the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, our ability to understand the effects of infectious diseases has increased exponentially. Networked personal devices and automated sensors are now ubiquitous, not to mention communications technologies like the internet that ...
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Insights from Big Data on How COVID-19 Is Changing Society 29.5.2020 WRI Stories
Insights from Big Data on How COVID-19 Is Changing Society Comments|Add Comment|PrintData shows that air pollution decreased in many cities during the COVID-19 pandemic, due to reduced vehicle travel. Photo by Pamela Drew/Flickr */ Between the 1918 flu pandemic and the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, our ability to understand the effects of infectious diseases has increased exponentially. Networked personal devices and automated sensors are now ubiquitous, not to mention communications technologies like... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Editorial: Seven steps California can take to prevent a coronavirus housing and homelessness disaster 22.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Number 1: Help tenants pay their rent

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Daywatch: Restaurants can soon open outdoor seating, low-income housing residents told little about virus risk and Three Floyds closes brewpub indefinitely 21.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Good morning, Chicago. Here are some of the top stories you need to know to start your day.
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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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Hotels vs. Airbnb: Has COVID-19 disrupted the disrupter? 15.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The contest between hotels and home shares finds both struggling to convince the public that their rooms are virus-free.
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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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'This isn't an acceptable reality': L.A. renters hit new levels of rage under coronavirus 1.5.2020 LA Times: Health

With L.A. under a stay-at-home order to prevent more coronavirus cases, tenants are turning their personal economic situations into mass protests.

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These are the most difficult areas of Colorado to practice social distancing 19.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
People living in poorer areas of Denver and in portions of Colorado's Eastern Plains are in the worst positions to practice social distancing and may be most at risk of spreading the novel coronavirus, according to a new social distancing index released Friday.
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Denver attorney Mike Farley, a low-income housing advocate, dies of coronavirus 31.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
His wife of 59 years, Nancy, said he panicked. Not because of the illness but because he hadn’t finished the book he had been reading.
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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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