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Chicagoans Say ‘Yes In My Backyard’ To Affordable Housing

Chicagoans Say ‘Yes In My Backyard’ To Affordable Housing
Above Photo: Members of NAHJP joined allies from the Catholic Worker and Su Casa for a “housewarming party” in May. (Twitter/@affordableJP) Andrea Mitchell knows a dog whistle when she hears one. In the ongoing struggle against housing segregation, they come in the form of chants of “No Section 8.” The fear of a voucher holder’s “miscreant cousin, nephew, brother, son” doing damage in the community. Calls for the children of low-income ... Read more

Are You Unable To Afford Decent Housing? Welcome To The Club

Are You Unable To Afford Decent Housing? Welcome To The Club
Above Photo:  ‘By the time I was seven, I had already moved four times.’ Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images The affordable housing crisis is becoming inescapable. We have now reached the point where a minimum-wage worker can only afford to live in about a dozen counties in the entire nation. Even those with college degrees and wages above minimum wage struggle. This problem doesn’t just impact countless poor Americans any more. Now it hits ... Read more