ProPublica · Jan 9, 2020
A guide to the Section 8 program. Learn how to apply, how to qualify for a voucher, and what it’s like to live in Section 8 housing.
The Connecticut Mirror · Jan 9, 2020
Section 8 vouchers should give low-income people the opportunity to live outside poor communities. But discriminatory landlords, exclusionary zoning and the federal government’s hands-off approach leave recipients with few places to call home.
The New York Times · Dec 29, 2019
Fire, garbage and homelessness increasingly plague the Golden State. For all its forward-thinking companies and liberal social and environmental policies, the state has mostly put higher-value jobs and industries in expensive coastal enclaves, while pushing lower-paid workers and lower-cost housing to inland areas like the Central Valley.
StarTribune · Dec. 28, 2019
The accumulated effects of previous growth rates will widen the gap between slow growers like Minnesota and fast ones like Texas and California.
Econ Focus · 2019
Enrico Moretti, an economist at UC Berkeley, has found that the sorting of highly educated Americans into certain communities has led to other communities falling behind.
MinnPost · November 25, 2019
A group of Minneapolis city council members are developing a proposal that would require landlords who want to sell rental homes to give tenants an opportunity to buy the property.
StarTribune · Nov 22, 2019
On a single night, more than 10,000 people in Minnesota were homeless last year — the highest number ever recorded.
Next City · Nov. 2019
A new study suggests that expanding access to healthcare for low-income people is associated with a significant reduction in the rate of evictions.
CityLab · Oct 29, 2019
Viennese lawmaker Maria Vassilakou explains why the Austrian capital ranks so high on quality-of-life rankings, despite its rapidly growing population.
The New York Times · October 26, 2019
A secret agreement has allowed the nation’s homebuilders to make it much easier to block changes to building codes that would require new houses to better address climate change, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times.
The arrangement, in place for years, guarantees industry representatives a bloc of seats on two powerful committees that recommend building codes.
The New York Times · October 19, 2019
A federal program to encourage black homeownership in the 1970s ended in a flood of foreclosures.
“Racial discrimination persisted in the new market because it was good business, not simply because the industry was stuck in its old ways. Our failure to fully recognize this history has meant that housing policy continues to uncritically revolve around market-based solutions even as black homeownership rates fall to historic lows. It’s hard to uproot these predatory practices because race has been so important to the real estate industry’s bottom line.”
Prof. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is Asst. Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. She is an expert on housing policy.
ProPublica · May 22, 2019
In southwest Connecticut, the gap between rich and poor is wider than anywhere else in the country. Invisible walls created by local zoning boards and the state government block affordable housing and, by extension, the people who need it.
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In order to get infected you need to get exposed to an infectious dose of the virus; based on infectious dose studies with other coronaviruses, it appears that only small doses may be needed for infection to take hold.
New York Times
Experts who study exercise and aging offer tips for older adults during the coronavirus lockdown.
Get the family involved in cutting down on the use of plastic.
Indoor activities for families with young children