fix articles 376, housing
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. (tags)
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, in collaboration with the Coalition for Economic Survival, has released an eye-popping map that reveals disturbing trends of tenant evictions through an abused state law known as the Ellis Act. It’s an indispensable tool for residents and community activists — and policymakers.
Housing is not just another commodity (tags)
Like food, clothing, health, and education, housing is an elementary need. On'e apartment is a place of retreat of the private person, a protective- and creative space of inviolable identity, Long-term low-interest housing tax credits & SROs, are alternatives to indifference.
The judiciary could force America to solve the homeless crisis (tags)
Sonja Trauss is No Anarchist (tags)
You'll see her name and organization SF BARF associated with some upcoming state legislation.
Segregation in the City of Angels: A 1939 Map of Housing Inequality in L.A. (tags)
Endorsed by New Deal-era federal housing policy, "redlining" encouraged housing inequality in US cities.
The US's Public Housing Crisis May Worsen With Trump Budget (tags)
As of 2016, fully 90 percent of the nation's public housing households were headed by someone who is elderly, has disabilities, worked (or had recently worked) or was subject to work requirements through another program. Many are dependent on public housing...
12 to 1 vote by anto homeless citizens by Atlanta City Council (tags)
several years ago the majority black-democratic Atlanta city Council voted 12-1 to outlaw supportive housing in residentail areas and require a permit in commercial or industrial zones
Prop. H Activists March on Hollywood to House and Help the Homeless (tags)
Photos are of the Yes on H March for the Homeless accompanied by shots of homeless people in downtown L.A by Robert Stuart Lowden. Measure H, if passed on March 7, would generate about $350 million, which would go to housing, “mental health, substance abuse treatment, health care, education, job training, rental subsidies, emergency and affordable housing, transportation, outreach, prevention, and supportive services for homeless children, families, foster youth, veterans, battered women, seniors, disabled individuals, and other homeless adults.” (Source: Monday Night Mission LA on Cloud9.)
Prop. H Activists March on Hollywood to House and Help the Homeless (tags)
Photos are of the Yes on H March for the Homeless accompanied by ones of homeless people in downtown L.A by Robert Stuart Lowden. Measure H, if passed on March 7, would generate about $350 million, which would go to housing, “mental health, substance abuse treatment, health care, education, job training, rental subsidies, emergency and affordable housing, transportation, outreach, prevention, and supportive services for homeless children, families, foster youth, veterans, battered women, seniors, disabled individuals, and other homeless adults.” (Source: Monday Night Mission LA on Cloud9.)
Prop. H Activists March on Hollywood to House and Help the Homeless (tags)
Photos are of the Yes on H March for the Homeless accompanied by shots of homeless people in Skid Row in downtown L.A by Robert Stuart Lowden. Measure H, if passed on March 7, would generate about $350 million, which would go to housing, “mental health, substance abuse treatment, health care, education, job training, rental subsidies, emergency and affordable housing, transportation, outreach, prevention, and supportive services for homeless children, families, foster youth, veterans, battered women, seniors, disabled individuals, and other homeless adults.” (Source: Monday Night Mission LA on Cloud9.)
My letter to JJJ on JJJ (tags)
I wrote this as part of the #PricedOut campaign that's being run as part of a larger push to get JJJ passed. I am leaning toward supporting JJJ, but have these criticisms about the law.
Non-Profits versus Profit Maximization (tags)
Cooperation and competition strengthen each other. Creating a non-profit or cooperative housing sector is the only remedy to gentrification and commodification as rental prices go through the roof. Housing often mutates from a human and social necessity to a speculative asset.
Renters Pay the Bill for Market Failure and State Failure (tags)
The extensive privatizations of the last 15 years have contributed to a market radicalization. Privatization was the door opener for the growing influence of financial market logic in housing. Developing a cooperative or nonprofit sector is a necessary and feasible alternative.
Is this the world's most radical mayor? Ada Colau of Barcelano (tags)
Adfa Colau spent the first years of the new millennium embroiled in activism, protesting and campaigning against wars, poor housing and gentrification. While working for the PAH, she developed her distinctive style of speech, which rests on a sincere, if carefully crafted, populism.
The Case for Public Housing (tags)
The market can’t solve the nation’s affordable housing crisis. The gap between costs and incomes is just too large.
50 State Call to 'Address Housing Needs' of People with Disabilities by Nami.org (tags)
* subsidized housing, waiting lists their has been a marked decrease in subsidized rooms for people with disabilities due to inattention and harmful policies.
EBALDC’s partnership with Urban Core has resulted in protests (tags)
Considering that EBALDC had a fund balance of $22,884,524 during 2014, it appears that EBALDC, a so-called nonprofit housing developer, may be sucking it’s buildings dry financially with it’s general and administration fees, property management fees, repairs and maintenance fees, developer fees, and other charges it uses to collect huge sums of money from its many buildings and properties.
Save Midtown-Black Homes Matter (tags)
San Franciscans rallied to support a major rent strike and oppose attempted mass evictions by the City.
New Canadian government brings opportunity to address housing crisis (tags)
Two key ingredients have been essential for achieving positive results. Firstly, it is necessary to have a partner in government willing to listen and invest in housing. But equally important, activism at a local level is needed to mobilize knowledge and initiative to propose and develop projects...
Video: Direct Action and Protest, 1 hr 9 min (tags)
Panelists talked about the history and use of direct action as a means of non-violent protest. Topics included the Keystone XL pipeline, the Black Lives Matter movement, housing evictions, rising tuition, and nuclear power.
Corporatization of the Tenant Movement (tags)
MakeRoom.org is pushed by a nonprofit housing corporation, Enterprise Community Partners.
Midtown Apartments Rent Strike Going Strong (tags)
On November 14, residents of the Midtown Park Apartments in San Francisco's Western Addition and their supporters gathered for a fundraiser and BBQ. The tenants have been on Rent Strike since June against their landlord, the City of San Francisco. which is trying to kick them out.
A master-plan is needed to support renter protections in Northern California, & elsewhere (tags)
Oakland has the second fastest-rising rents in the nation, passing the pace of San Francisco’s rent increases, and coming in second behind the rent increases occurring in Denver. The rents in Oakland have climbed over 12.1 percent since 2014. Slumlords, greedy landlords, profiteers, speculators, and nefarious realtors reign supreme in Oakland, who are protected by local and state politicians that are in the pockets, of big money!
(A-Radio) Eastern Europe 4: Anarchists and the tenants movement in Warsaw (tags)
As part of a journey through Eastern Europe a member of the Anarchist Radio Berlin had the opportunity of talking to another comrade of the housing project Syrena. The main topics of this interview were the history of re-privatization through ruthless landlords and local autorithies in Warsaw like the case of the murder of the tenants activist Jolanta Brzeska in 2011 as well as the wild tenants struggles against these mechanisms and their cooperation with the anarchist movement regarding soaring rents and a small building of social housing in Warsaw. Additionally, our friend told us some interesting facts about the development of Warsaw's city structure, especially its rebuilding in terms of communal housing under the Soviet regime.
Neglect of Public Housing (tags)
Crisis and chance are represented by the same Chinese letter. Big US and German cities have sold off public housing to gain revenue. The Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit program has financed 2-3 million units. The state is obligated to protect from the brutal market.
San Jose affordable housing law headed to U.S. Supreme Court (tags)
Wealth is really socially produced. The state takes enormous risks and makes massive investments in schools, hospitals, roads, food safety and environmental care to make private wealth possible. Tax justice, closing tax havens and public investment are vital.
Jeremy Corbyn v. David Cameron (tags)
Resistance to gentrification in San Francisco (tags)
Analysis from a long time opponent of what capitalism is doing to the city of San Francisco
Unconstitutional Solitary Confinement in America (tags)
Housing Board Member is an Evicter! (tags)
Got this from CES - get rid of Matthew Jacobs, who is supposed to help create affordable housing. He's a developer who has evicted people to demolish rent controlled housing in the Fairfax district.
Grand Theft Poroshenko (tags)
The Renter Nation - Homes for All.org, 27pp (tags)
Housing as a human right is subverted by the "right" to speculation (cf. Arnold Kunzli in Housing as a Human Right http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003)/06/266635.shtml
In San Francisco, "Dispatches Against Displacement" -- a review (tags)
A work by a prominent San Francisco housing activist in a context of ongoing defeat for San Francisco renters...
Video: The long dark shadows of plutocracy - the NYC housing crisis (tags)
Housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation, said Arnold Kunzli, emeritus Swiss professor, in 1990. (http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/06/266635.shtml)
The "Cleaning Up" of Venice (tags)
LA City is wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars to criminalize and harass unhoused people. This does not solve anything!
Video: Tiny Houses for the Homeless (tags)
Housing is a human right and yet is subverted by the right of speculation. Arnold Kunzli is an emeritus Swiss professor and author of Housing as a Human Right http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/06/266635.shtml
New Zine on Activist Collective Living (tags)
www.anthillzine.wordpress.com A new zine on living in an activist collective intentional community written as a practical guide with tools and references to assist in achieving a more sustainable approach to strategies and tactics for reaching goals
MDRC's Rent Reform Assault: Section 8 tenants vs. affordable housing industry (tags)
Section 8 tenants in Los Angeles and around the nation are under assault by a rent reform study taking place that will result in higher rents and a loss of housing vouchers for low-income Section 8 tenants!
Furious Homeowners Occupy Lobby of Fannie Mae in Pasadena (tags)
Members of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Occupy Fights Foreclosures (OFF), Occupy Los Angeles (#OccupyLA), the Home Defenders League (HDL), and Strategic Action for a Just Economy rallied at Fannie Mae in Pasadena, CA to demand that the Federal Housing Finance Agency end its policies prohibiting principal reduction for underwater homeowners.
Eviction attorney Charles Ramsey wants to be Richmond's next mayor (tags)
For many years Ramsey has made a comfortable living for himself by threatening low-income tenants with eviction or sanctions, and evicting the poor, elderly, and disabled from their housing has become a way of life for Ramsey.
Race Discrimination in Los Angeles County (tags)
A private, non profit civil rights organization files two race discrimination cases in Los Angeles against two large corporate landowners.
The Rent Crisis in Los Angeles (tags)
There is a growing housing and rent crisis in Los Angeles. The resistence is here and growing.
Affordable Housing for Families (tags)
A little idea for improving education.
Venice Hosts A Day of Action For Rights of Homeless (tags)
"We will not obey unjust laws or submit to unjust practices,” wrote Dr. Martin Luther King. And so it was: public feedings, parade led by Superbroke Brass and Tin and Strings Electric Marching Band, sit-in after sit-in on the Boardwalk, and a sleepout at the Venice Circle.
Philippines: Shield Yolanda rehab efforts from 'disaster capitalism' (tags)
Amid allegations of overpriced and substandard temporary shelters constructed for survivors of Typhoon Yolanda, Akbayan Partylist urged the government to shield the rehabilitation efforts from possible “disaster capitalism.”
Emergency Services: Enabling Life for Homeless People (tags)
All this talk from politicians (and the non-profit shills that rely on city funding) about how we are enabling people to remain homeless - should be shut down. It is enabling people to stay alive!
Venezuelan v. US Budget Priorities (tags)
Petition & Article: Salary Cap Needed For Nonprofit Housing Developers (tags)
Too many executives in so-called nonprofit housing organizations all across the nation make upwards of $200,000 to $300,000 a year, off of tax payer subsidized housing projects!
Janet Yellen Likely New Fed Chairwoman: Hold the Cheers (tags)
Major Landlord Systematically Discriminates Against African-Americans (tags)
The Housing Rights Center (HRC), as part of its Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) Private Enforcement Initiative Project, filed a federal lawsuit against a Los Angeles landowner who consistently refused to rent to African-Americans.
Fannie and Freddie in Good Hands with Mel Watt (tags)
Lodge Squat Provided Housing for Many in SF (tags)
After a two year run, The Lodge, a San Francisco squat started by Homes Not Jails, came to an end on March 15.
To Feb 25 CA Hearing -Amnesty Intl: Proposed reforms will not alleviate the inhumanity... (tags)
Amnesty International has released a statement a few days before the California State Assembly Public Safety Committee hearing scheduled for 25 February. The hearing will review the reforms proposed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for the Security Housing Units (SHUs) and hear testimony from prison advocates, lawyers and family members.
New anti-solitary confinement petition to CA Gov. Brown (tags)
Please sign the petition to California Governor Jerry Brown: Stop the abuse of solitary confinement in CA prisons!
Policy makers leave HUD's housing programs at risk (tags)
More than 900 organizations nationwide have spoken out against the massive spending cuts scheduled to take place. In a call to action, activists continue to urge low-income families in the federally subsidized housing programs to immediately contact their representatives, and to urge the Obama administration and Congress to stop the automatic spending cuts scheduled to go into effect on March 1, that could result in the eviction of 250,000 voucher holders in HUD housing programs!
Police State Israel (tags)
Fiscal Cliff deal leaves HUD's housing programs at risk (tags)
In a call to action, activists urge all low-income families in the federally subsidized housing programs to immediately contact their representatives, and to urge the Obama administration and Congress to stop the automatic spending cuts scheduled to go into effect on March 1, 2013, that could result in the eviction of 250,000 voucher holders in HUD housing programs!
Hernandez Family Foreclosure Sparks Anti-Eviction Outrage (tags)
Fuerza Hernandez evicted today with promises of continuing resistance.
Human Rights Get Short Shrift in Israel (tags)
Hernandez Family Under Imminent Threat of Eviction (tags)
The Hernandez family could be evicted as early as tomorrow afternoon depending on the outcome of an emergency meeting with the sheriffs at 10:00 AM tomorrow morning. This may not stop the scheduled eviction. Please check your email for updates and stand by for possible solidarity actions as the family finalizes their plans. The Hernandez Family 14620 Leadwell St. Van Nuys, CA 91405
Everybody’s Home: An Unlikely Alliance Challenges the Financial Borg (tags)
Netanyahu's Israel (tags)
Sandy: Katrina Redux? (tags)
HRC Settles $19K Lawsuit Against Landlord Who Discriminates Against Children (tags)
The Housing Rights Center, the nation's largest nonprofit, civil-rights organization dedicated to fighting housing discrimination, won a $19,000 settlement on behalf of a family who was denied housing because they had children.
SB 1220, the poverty pimp's affordable housing sham (tags)
Poor people and the public at large are being urged to immediately contact the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, to tell the Senators that they should not pass "SB 1220 the HOMeS Act," unless nonprofit housing organizations and nonprofit housing developers in California are banned from imposing minimum income requirements against the poor!
Archive Of Housing News by Lynda Carson: Struggle for Just Cause / Tenant's Rights (tags)
The battle over rent control, just cause eviction protections, tenant's rights and poverty issues are a never ending struggle.
Group of Six shutdown Wells Fargo (tags)
April 10th was a warm sunny Tuesday and exceptionally busy in downtown riverside. Walking through the main st. mall adjacent to the mission inn with men and woman in suits meeting for business lunches all seemed to be normal. However Refund California Coalition an economic justice organization, paired with group of UCR students and Occupy Riverside organizers, began to setup signs and a microphone with the Gandhi statue overlooking. People in the mall began to turn their heads in curiosity, the conversation had started.
City Council loans Berkeley Housing Authority $300,000 to privatize public housing units (tags)
On April 3, 2012, the Berkeley Housing Authority asked Berkeley's City Council for $400,000 in general funds from Berkeley's Housing Trust Fund (HTF), to cover the costs associated with the privatization and sale of Berkeley's 75 public housing units to some out of state billionaires!
Rosendahl’s Legacy: Gentrification and Sweeping the Homeless Out of Venice? (tags)
Allegedly Progressive and openly Gay Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl may go down in history as the most divisive leader Venice has ever had by continuously organizing with and siding with people who hate the poor and homeless people of Venice.
Obama's Transfer Of The Public's Equity To The 1% (tags)
So they steal your house and will now rent it back to you at outrageous artificially inflated rent while still taking 50% of your deflated income to earn a profit margin off what used to be your equity.
Grim 2012 Economic Outlook (tags)
Israeli-Style Peace and Justice (tags)
Zombie Housing, Zombie Banks, Zombie Governments: Economy Cassandra Says Marx was Right (tags)
"Karl Marx had it right. At some point capitalism can destroy itself because you cannot keep on shifting income from labor to capital without not having excess capacity and a lack of aggregate demand, and that's what's happening." --Nouriel Roubini
Netanyahu Spurns Social Justice Demands (tags)
The Greatest Depression (tags)
Escalating Israeli Street Protests (tags)
Israeli Street Protests: Suppressed by US Media (tags)
Israel: Rogue State Land of Inequality (tags)
Lintang Bidol Expose? A game of "smoke and mirrors." (tags)
The Bantay Pilipinas-LA view the revelations and the surfacing of COMELEC Maguindanao Chief Lintang Bidol on the presidential elections of 2004 and the Senatorial elections of 2007 as another game old game of smoke and mirrors. Bantay -USA leader Austin Baul said; ?there is nothing new and everybody knows what Lintang Bidol is saying. What is wrong with his revelations is very glaring. There are no evidences or proofs and as the COMELEC Chair said, it is focused on the 2007 elections.?
A Memorandum to the President of the Philippines (tags)
MEMORANDUM FOR President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy) FROM : Your boss, the Filipino people SUBJECT : Your job evaluation and our recommendation
Free Gary Johnson! Homelessness in California is now punishable by a year in jail. (tags)
Free Gary Johnson! Overturn the Convictions of Ed Frey, Arthur Bishoff, Collette Connolly! Hands Off Christopher Doyon! End Laws making it Illegal for the Homeless to Sleep at Night! Seize Housing From the Banks for those Who Need Housing! For a Nation Wide Jobs Program Building Housing for All!
JFAV SUPPORTS AMVETS/ACLU CLASS SUIT VS DVA (tags)
-The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) wholeheartedly supports the class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of four homeless veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other ailments, the ACLU claims that the department is violating the property's deed by not providing the combination of housing and treatment that battle-scarred vets need. According to the LA Times: ? The lawsuit is just the latest attempt by advocates for homeless vets to light a fire under the federal government. ?The JFAV also filed a lawsuit against the DVA for denying more than 27,00 Filipino World War II veterans of their lump sum claims and their widows last year.
Wheaton Congressman votes for draconian budget cuts hurting veterans, and the poor (tags)
Wheaton Congressman Peter Roskam votes for draconian budget cuts hurting veterans and the poor, as extremist Republicans and right-wing Tea Party members attack the poor, and President Obama with hate speech!
The Government and the Housing Market (tags)
The housing market has long been the measuring stick of how well the economy is doing or how badly it is doing.
$2.5 million loan to affordable housing developer places low-income renters into debt (tags)
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), one of Oakland's largest non profit housing developers, places low-income renters at risk of high rents or displacement by borrowing $2.5 million to renovate the 21 unit building they reside in!
Tenants Deliver Valentine’s Day Message to Councilmember Wesson (tags)
Members of the L.A. Right to Housing Collective deliver valentine to Herb Wesson and demand that he move forward with the community's recommendations to reform rent control.
America Replicating Japan (tags)
stagnation here like Japan
Jerry Brown Slows the Gentrification Juggernaut (tags)
Did you read the budget proposal?
Start Paddling or Get Outta Our Canoe (tags)
Homelessness in not the problem, it is the symptom of a warped societal structure. Land-grabbers took title of the land, and the people have to buy/rent from them. Land is not made available for dwelling untill 100s of dollars can be squized out of each square-foot.
Horrific Conditions in Los Angeles County Jail (tags)
the same ongoing across America
Child Homelessness in America (tags)
worsening because Washington ignores it
HUD's Public Housing Privatization Scheme "PETRA" Is Rejected (tags)
People across the nation are speaking out against the scheme to privatize 1.2 million public housing units, under a HUD proposal called Transforming Rental Assistance (TRA) initiative. The struggle against the privatization of public housing in Berkeley and Oakland has blossomed into a nation wide struggle against the profiteers that are trying to terminate public housing programs across the nation! On May 25, 2010, at a congressional hearing, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and many housing advocacy organizations from across the country spoke-out against HUD's proposals, and submitted written statements for the hearing record opposing TRA, including the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness and other Los Angeles housing and human rights organizations.
SAVE AMERICA's PUBLIC HOUSING - No on PETRA! - NO on TRA! (tags)
Public housing in Berkeley and Oakland are under attack by corporate profiteers, and if HUD and the Obama Administration have it their way, public housing across the nation will be next on the chopping block of corporate privatization! Join the struggle against the privatization of public housing!
Growing Homelessness in America (tags)
Washington's indifference to a growing problem
City Council to Look At Weak Moratorium to Prevent Rent Increase (tags)
It's good something was decided, but the moratorium will not cover much LA rental housing.
An ICF International / BHA Disposition Plan Conflict of Interest? (tags)
Did ICF International infiltrate the Berkeley Housing Authority through the Berkeley Housing Authority Chair Commissioner Carole Norris, as a way to help it's shareholders (including Wells Fargo Bank) to make a financial profit with the scheme to dismantle Berkeley's public housing program, and plan to dispose of Berkeley's public housing units?
Tenant in San Francisco: What's Wrong with Working in a Bookstore? (tags)
If you are a tenant, there is nothing wrong with working in a bookstore, as long as you are working in three of them.
History of US (tags)
History of US
Nonprofit developers interested in Berkeley's public housing, minus the poor (tags)
Berkeley's mostly African-American public housing residents are not wanted by local nonprofit housing developers that are interested in the proposal to sell Berkeley's 75 public housing units!
a View to our Goal (tags)
a View to our Goal
Berkeley public housing residents demand resignations (tags)
Berkeley's Public Housing Residents Say "Hell No" To The Privatization Of Their Housing & Demand Resignation Of Housing Director!
Tenants, Thugs and CDOs (tags)
A local tale of unmitigated greed and the criminal enterprise of one family to corner the residential real estate market in San Francisco led to the shady world of collateralized debt obligations and derivatives.
Campaign Demands NBA Discipline Clippers Owner and Condemn Racist Housing Discrimination (tags)
A new online petition and video released today urges the NBA to discipline Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling. The campaign, launched by Tenants Together, a statewide coalition of tenants in California, follows the announcement last week by the U.S. Department of Justice of the largest settlement ever obtained in a rental housing discrimination case.
Forced Health Insurance Costs Could Damage Housing Market (tags)
Citizens caught in this Catch 22 which there may be millions, may not be considered poor for federal assistance to buy health insurance.
Saif Durbar: Universal Housing Experiment (tags)
Saif Durbar and Bovis Lend Lease have convinced the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to allow them to experiment with concepts for universal housing.
Health Bill Proposals Could Cause Job-Losses For Non-Health Care Workers (tags)
If Costs Of Forced Private Health Insurance Prevent Home Buyers Qualifying For Home Loans, That Will Hurt Construction and Manufacturing Workers, Financial Institutions And Home Values Dependent On A Stable Housing Market?
Saif Durbar - Man of the Hour! (tags)
Saifee Durbar, recovering from a bad bond deal, has convinced Saudi Arabia to let him use their resources to experiment with universal housing. He is also forging ahead with his trans-African railway, linking Cameroon and Sudan.
Patrick Jost - Solutions for Today's Housing Crisis! (tags)
Patrick Jost has ideas to solve today's housing crisis.
Remembering Howard Roark (tags)
Howard Roark of "The Fountainhead" sought to develop affordable and comfortable housing. Meet Patrick Jost, a "real life" Howard Roark from Melbourne, Australia!
$100 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short (tags)
$100 million in extra federal funding helps to save the nation's Section 8 housing program in Berkeley, Alameda, San Jose, Los Angeles and elsewhere! According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a whopping 15% of 2,400 Public Housing Authorities nationwide, are currently experiencing funding shortfalls in the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program! HUD is currently trying to release an additional $400 million to assist section 8 programs across the nation. See full list of troubled Public Housing Authorities, further below!
Updated: Oakland's master plan to displce the poor (tags)
Oakland's master plan to displace the poor is fully in effect! This is the Updated article including the July 20, 2009, statement from attorney Steve Perelson, one of the attorneys representing the tenants at Oakland's historic California Hotel!
Reviewing Ellen Brown's "Web of Debt:" Part IV (tags)
Federal Reserve plunder Part IV
"Low-Wage Capitalism" Author Speaks in San Diego (tags)
Fred Goldstein, contributing editor of the Workers' World newspaper and author of the new book "Low-Wage Capitalism," spoke at the Malcolm X Library April 18 and described the current economic collapse as a classic "crisis of overproduction" in the Marxist sense. Though Wall Street greed and the bursting of the housing bubble played a part, he said, the real cause was the capitalist class's success in driving working people's wages down, not only in the U.S. but worldwide, to the point where workers can no longer afford to consume the products they produce. He called for a mass progressive movement to make explicit economic demands, especially jobs.
"Hizzhonor:" Chicago Politics Under Richard M. Daley (tags)
last of the big city bosses
RALLY HITS BANK BAILOUTS From Wall Street to Los Angeles Demonstra (tags)
From Wall Street to Los Angeles Demonstrations Connect Bailouts to Joblessness and Housing Crisis
Bail Out People, Not Banks: Protesters Picket Bank of America Downtown Corporate Building (tags)
LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2009 – Demonstrators staged a protest outside Bank of America’s downtown office building on Friday calling for an end to bank bailouts and foreclosures and evictions.
Investigation into Oakland non profit housing organization underway (tags)
Activists are pleased that an investigation into Oakland Community Housing, Inc. (OCHI) is underway, but are deeply disappointed that their demands to have more oversight instituted over the way non profit housing organizations are spending millions in tax payer dollars on their housing projects, has been rejected by Oakland City officials!
Oakland's NOFA funds are sought to settle OCHI's legal issues (R) (tags)
Oakland's NOFA building renovation process has been tainted by developers and the City!
An Alternative to Capitalism? (tags)
"Have we become gluttons for punishment? My college professor once said, We can get used to hanging if we live long enough!"
Immigration Reform Possible-CDIR (tags)
The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) based in Los Angeles learned through immigrat rights sources that immigration reform can happen during the Obama adminstration. After two failed attempts in 2006 and 2007, immigration reform could finally be pushed through both houses of the US Congress starting in September, civil rights activists said. "We are confident and very optimistic that there’s likely to be a big window of opportunity between September 2009 and March 2010,” America’s Voice pro-reform group director Frank Sharry said in a telephone conference. As he spoke another immigrant rights conference is being planned in February in Chicago, Illinois. Immigrant Rights This was confirmed by the CDIR-USA Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia from People's CORE.
Liberal Prof Confronts Socialist Audience (tags)
Grossmont College economics professor Shahrokh Shahrokhi was invited to speak at the January 12 meeting of Activist San Diego, but though he attacked "market fundamentalism" and called for more government regulation of the economy,,public equity purchases iin the major financial firms and an extensive stimulus plan, many in the audience didn't think his proposals went far enough. They also bristled at his contention that homebuyers who took out mortgages beyond their means were partly responsible for the current economic crisis.
Sean Baker on Finance Capitalism (tags)
Education and health care are the new gold. Without massive investments in education and health care, dour country will be under-developed and under-achieving.
The global crisis is a crisis of capitalism (tags)
It is time for the workers and the poor in the Philippines to prepare for the worse the moment its government keeps on repeating the mantra that the economic fundamentals remain good and thus there is little to worry about effects of the global recessionary trend. The world found itself in the present mess precisely because of such blind faith in neoliberal fundamentalism.
The Wages of Sin (tags)
The deepening economic crisis.
More from the Front Lines of the Financial Crisis (tags)
The worst is yet to come.
This Time Is Different (tags)
Growing financial crisis.
Angry Protests at S.F. Mortgage Bankers Conference (tags)
The annual national conference of the Mortgage Bankers Association was greeted by angry protests outside the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco on October 19-20. The demonstrations initiated by the ANSWER Coalition received extensive coverage from nearly all mainstream Bay Area media.
Hard Times (tags)
Past sins are coming home to roost.
Fraud in the HUD affordable housing program (tags)
Tenants are being paid $3,000 to $5,000 to move out of a newly built HUD, tax credit building
GREEDY U.S.Banks & Real Estate Cos."Created" this Financial Apocalypse!!! (tags)
In fact the "corruption and blatant greed" of big American banks and real estate companies precipitated today's financial crisis!
Bush and the neocons caused it all (tags)
Al jazeera tells it all
Nationalization of Freddie Mac (tags)
The Nationalization of the mortage industry by the government shows how easily the goverment can nationalize healthcare and other services. The steady now increased offensive by the bosses over the past 30 years is because of a failure of union leadership by throwing all their resources into funding the Democrats and supporting the "team" concept.
San Diego City Council Candidates Debate (tags)
San Diego City Council candidates Stephen Whitburn and Todd Gloria debated at the Hillcrest Town Council September 9. Both are openly Gay men and the debate was held in the center of San Diego's Queer community, but the candidates are otherwise quite different. Gloria emphasized his roots in San Diego and his extensive experience working as a staff member for elected officials, while Whitburn criticized Gloria's support from developers and said his own experience in journalism and the nonprofit sector would make him a better Councilmember.
Katrina Redux (tags)
Militarizing New Orleans and making it whiter.
6/6 Los Angeles Teachers Strike; General Strike Needed (tags)
Los Angeles teachers are finally striking for the first hour of today's school day against the budget cuts to education; the rest of labor needs to join them in a statewide general strike not only against budget cuts but also against the refusal of the state legislature to raise the income taxes on the rich, the 5% that makes over $200,000 a year, including the millionaires and billionaires who live in California.
Prop 98 is fueled by avarice and greed (tags)
The realtors and landlords have united in their Prop 98 campaign, to strip renters of tenant protections and rent control protections!
LEAP Community Health Survey Completed in Central LA. (tags)
The People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) Lead Education and Action Project(LEAP), had just recently finished a survey of 202 household of pre-1978 in Central Los Angeles. LEAP Coordinator Alejandra Sanchez reported that the survey was completed in 2007. Sanchez also said that the areas that were covered by the LEAP survey were Silverlake, Hollywood/Metro and Echo Park in central LA during the Los Angeles Housing Department Strategic Code Enforcement Inspections.
"Immoral Hazard" (tags)
Economic troubles are broad, deep and worrisome.
Prop 98 can provoke a city-wide rent strike in San Francisco, LA, and elsewhere.. (tags)
Housing activists have absolutely no plan to effectively confront the passage of Proposition 98, which will abolish rent control statewide.
IneQuality of Life and the Butt End of the City Budget (tags)
Mayor increases police state with the 2008-2009 Los Angeles City Budget and reduces human state.
Save Rent Control & Tenant Protections Update: Get Involved! (tags)
Contributions by supporters trying to save rent control, tenant protections, and so-called affordable housing are lagging! Supporters need to get involved now!
New Orleans: Defend Jamie ‘Bork’ Loughner (tags)
Jamie "Bork" Loughner, a housing activist, and disabled worker, who has relied on public housing for safe and affordable shelter, was arraigned on a politically inspired charge of possessing a false explosive device in Orleans Parish Criminal Court on January 29th, 2008.
UPDATE: LA Eco Village (tags)
LA Eco Village Update
Malibu fires show class divide as rich evacuees get massages, yoga (tags)
Audio:3 min 23 seconds. The treatement of fire evacuees from places like Malibu, CA stands in sharp contrast to what happened after Katrina! audio: MP3 at 3.1 mebibytes
Local: Habitat for Humanity Partners With OHA To Displace Oakland's Poor (tags)
Locals Struggle To Save 75 Families From Being Evicted From Their Public Housing Complex!
Update #1 for Oct. IMF/WB mobilization (tags)
This update provides a quick glimpse into how the organizing for the October 19-21 mobilization against the IMF/World Bank annual meetings is going. Read it to find out about action plans, who has endorsed the mobilization till date, housing and convergence space, and more.
Market Efficiency Hokum (tags)
Debunking the myth that free markets work best.
SPLITS ROCK COUPLES FOR CHRIST/GAWAD KALINGA(GK) (tags)
he Couples for Christ (CFC) , one of the biggest Catholic lay organization with membership in 160 countries announced it has spit into two with the largest segment remaining as CFC, the Philippine News reported today. Until the release of the letter dated August 16, the internal dissension was kept under wraps. The CFC was established in 1981. The CFC started the Gawad Kalinga (GK) program that seeks to build 777, 000 housing units for the “poorest of the poor” in the Philippines.
Fair Housing and Homeownership Rights (tags)
The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is now conducting presentations on fair housing and home ownership rights.
Building Bridges Radio:NYC Residential Construction: This is What the Bottom Looks Like (tags)
WBAI's Buiding Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINKE
Dignity for Women Prisoners May 12 in LA (tags)
May 12 in LA the Dignity for Women Prisoners Campaign will hold a community forum to kick off our campaign to have male guards relieved of assignment in women's housing units in CA prisons.
Eco-activists could be framed for insurance fraud (tags)
Potential for developers and/or SUV dealerships using arson and "eco-terror" DHS hype to frame eco-activists for profitable insurance fraud..
Activist's 2007 Information Source (tags)
Seek & Yee Shall Find!
Thousands of Construction & Farm Workers Live in Hovels in Coachella Valley (tags)
The "Harvest of Shame" 1960 TV documentary program has been updated with the same horrifying conditions for the people who harvest our food and build and repair our homes, while they have almost no food and no homes, right here in filthy rich USA.
OAKLAND CITY ATTORNEY SLAMS CRITICS OF LAWSUIT AGAINST OAKLAND HOUSING AUTHORITY (tags)
Critics of the recent lawsuit filed against the Oakland Housing Authority by the City of Oakland, are under attack from the City Attorney's office!
Bush 2008 budget to brutalize humanity (tags)
Bush budget proposes to brutalize America!
Lies and deceit behind condo-conversion scheme (tags)
Lies and deceit have been a driving force behind the latest proposals to weaken Oakland's condo-conversion protections!
LA Greens Endorsements for Nov. 7 Ballot (tags)
The Los Angeles Greens endorsed Proposition 89 (Clean Money) and Proposition 87 (Oil Tax to Fund Alternative Energy) . Here is the full list of our recommendations for November 7, 2006:
Measure H is Not a Magic Bullet (tags)
If I could wave my magic wand, Proposition H—the billion-dollar “affordable” housing bond measure--would disappear from the November 7th stage, and the Prop H supporters would be revealed as illusionists.
Hope VI Project Double-Crosses Oakland Renters (tags)
Massive Gentrification Projects To Displace The Poor Are Taking Place In Oakland, California!
The Importance of Civil Disobedience in Post-Katrina New Orleans (tags)
Citizens of New Orleans are taking it upon themselves to enforce the right of return with everyday acts of civil disobedience. Public housing residents in particular are fighting back. HUD is attempting to shutter all of public housing in New Orleans, but residents have forced the reopening of Iberville Housing Development, and have attempted reoccupation of two other developments.
An Uncertain Future For Berkeley's Section 8 Tenants (tags)
City Officials Take The Heat For Housing Authority Failures
Berkeley City Councilwoman Dona Spring Double-Crosses Tenants Group (tags)
Berkeley Councilwoman Dona Spring Double-Crosses Berkeley Tenants Group!
Oakland Housing Authority Tenants Exonerated (tags)
Former Oakland Housing Authority Clerk Declares That Families Facing Eviction At Lockwood Gardens Are Innocent!
Investigation Of Oakland Housing Authority Underway (tags)
Corruption At The Oakland Housing Authority Exposed
Mass Evictions From Oakland's Public Housing (tags)
Fraud And Corruption At The Oakland Housing Authority Results In Mass Evictions!
Call to Action: Take Action on FY07 HUD Appropriations (tags)
Call tghe DC offices of your Representative and Senators this week and ask to speak to the staff person in each who deals with housing issues. 1-877-322-5742
Car Caravan Demands No Katrina/Rita Evictions (tags)
Katrina Solidarity Committees nationwide will be pointing out that FEMA and the Bush administration are mandated by the Stafford Act to provide housing for disaster victims for 18 months - their attempt to cut off housing and rental assistance is illegal and criminal. Protests will demand Katrina/Rita evacuees be granted an indefinite extension in federal, state and local housing assistance until such time as they obtain affordable and adequate housing.
KATRINA HOTEL EVICTIONS - TURN UP THE HEAT (tags)
Just as we feared, most of those evicted on the 13th did not have alternative housing. Some were arrested for trespassing as they sought shelter in abandoned buildings, and many dispersed throughout the country, refugees once again. This cannot be allowed to happen again. March 1st will be the final battle for thousands of NOLA families facing homelessness.
Law Suit: Housing Authority Abuses Citizenship Question (tags)
[Note: By the time this story reaches it's reading audience during the month of February, please be aware that an Injunction has just been filed in Federal Court in an effort to stop the Oakland Housing Authority from violating Federal Law.]
Report: Housing Will Slow, Claiming 800,000 Jobs (tags)
LOS ANGELES -- A sustained decline will hit the U.S. housing market next year, costing the nation as many as 800,000 jobs, according to a new economic report released Wednesday.
Audio-Frank Wilkinson Memorial Service (tags)
MP3 Audio from Frank Wilkinson's Memorial Service on Saturday, 28 January, 2006.
VIDEO > Housing Rights for New Orleans Hurricane Survivors (tags)
This video includes interviews from evacuees in NY and those who've returned to New Orleans. This issue is currently effecting the lives of thousands of people and it's still not too late to help put pressure where it needs to be put to force the goverenment to deal with these people properly.
The Best Housing & Poverty Review of 2005 (tags)
The Nation's Housing Policies Are A Complete Disaster!
Open Letter to United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) From Mobilization for Global Justice (tags)
Congratulations on organizing a very large demonstration in Washington, D.C. the weekend of September 24-25. The numbers and the resulting media coverage and visibility were indeed impressive. Having said that, we would like to share with you some fundamental political concerns of ours with: • the manner in which the mobilization was called, • what was and what was not included in the political message, • and how that was reflected in the way in which the organizing for the demonstrations happened on the ground.
More Homeless Funds In Jeporady (tags)
The US House of Representatives will be voting on legislature that may cut affordable housing funds.
Housing News-Feds Withold Disaster Assistance (tags)
As of yet, HUD has not even offered any temporary Section 8 vouchers to Katrina's victims.
Katrina's Silver Lining (tags)
The costs for the American public, in higher energy costs, higher food bills, economic recession and a burst housing bubble, are the just deserts of decades of self-centered voting habits.
(NO) BORDER ENCUENTRO - CALL TO ACTION (tags)
Join us in San Diego - August 27-28, 2005 - for a weekend of strategizing and organizing against the border and the minutemen.
No Border Encuentro-Aug. 27-28, San Diego (tags)
(no)Border Encuentro, August 27-28th, San Diego Hola todos. Crazy times we find ourselves in. Millions of people forced to live underground, more than 3200 dead and tens of thousands more incapacitated crossing the border.
No On HR 1999! Save Section 8! (tags)
Save Section 8!
GOP Agenda Shreds Disabled Housing (tags)
The GOP Is About To Shred The Nation's Housing Assistance Programs!
Palmdale, Ca 11/26 - Truly Free Market (tags)
A beautiful fall day, provided us with a perfect backdrop this past Friday, when local community members converged on Courson Park to give and take various items at the "Truly Free Market" including; clothes, mattresses, food, electronics, children's toys, pots and pans, books, and various other items of use.
CSULA Workshop: "Avoiding Dangerous Relationships" (Nov. 1) (tags)
Can you recognize the danger signs? Do you know how to get out?
Roll Back The Rents! Tenant Housing News From Around The Nation! (tags)
An update on tenant housing issues from across the country!
Section 8 Housing Voucher Crisis- Urgent Update (tags)
In an outrageous statement, Secretary of HUD Alphonso Jackson claimed that, “being poor is a state of mind, not a condition.”
Section 8 Housing Voucher Programs In Crisis (tags)
The Nations Housing Voucher Programs Are In A Crisis!
Protest Chickenhawk Congressman Cox ! (tags)
Newport Beach Congressman Chris Cox is chair of the Homeland Security Committee in congress. Yet, Cox has never served one day in the military. But he sure had no problem sending others to their death in Iraq. But what is real galling is he will not help open up the housing at the former El Toro Marine base so that the troops can have affordable housing! It's more important for
Public Housing And Voucher Programs At Risk (tags)
The Bush Administration's Global Tyranny Program Is Taking Precious Dollars From The Nation's Most Needed Domestic Programs!
HUD Orders Public Housing Tenants to Volunteer (tags)
While California Republicans are lining up for their FEMA handouts others are loosing benefits. Here is another example with the HUD program. People who take part in the HUD program are forced to work eight hours a month for the benefit, as if they are not already tired and struggling!
Liberia, Junk Bonds, and Rubber (tags)
FROM FIRESTONE TO JUNK BONDS: CAPITALIST PLUNDER LURKS BEHIND LIBERIA'S CHAOS
Liberty: Solutions--Solving the tenacious problem of homelessness (tags)
Libertarians have SOLVED homelessness! Just eliminate all zoning laws, land-use regulations, growth-control measures, and building codes that increse housing costs -- but don't be surprised when your matchstick house collapses in an earthquake or becomes poisoned by the chemical factory next-door -- "Live and let live"
Break the Chains Conference Housing / Ride Share Boards (tags)
The Break the Chains Conference will be held at the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR) from August 8 - 10. Conference organizers have now created two web boards to facilitate information-sharing around housing and transportation issues.
Free Staters need to temper philosophy with compassion (tags)
Housing for the elderly and poor would virtually disappear in Portsmouth without federal funds. We will need to temper the enthusiasm of the Free Staters (if they decide on New Hampshire) with the compassion of people who honestly care about one another.
Resist the FTAA Consulta (tags)
Resist the Free Trade Area of the Americas Anti-capitalist consulta: JUNE 7-8 This is a call for an anti-capitalist coordinating/planning meeting to begin preparations for actions against the FTAA ministerial meeting being held in Miami, Florida on November 20-22, 2003. We hope that this consulta will be an opportunity to build a broad based, diverse anti-capitalist response to the ministerial.
Mass Transition: The Gold Line's Challenge to N.E. Los Angeles (tags)
The new Gold Line light-rail project and gentrification in Northeast Los Angeles From the Arroyo Arts Collective Newsletter vol14, no2 March/April 2003
Cornerstone Housing Co-op Raided by Police (tags)
At 8:45 on Thursday 28th November 2002 both houses which make up Cornerstone Housing Co-op (in Leeds, UK) were raided by the police. The raid was in connection with an action against the 'New Tribes Mission' (in solidarity with the indigenous peoples of the South Pacific)
Congress skips town, snubs kids and jobless (tags)
The 107th Congress adjourned on Nov. 22 after refusing to provide extended unemployment benefits to nearly a million unemployed workers, cutting the availability of Section 8 housing vouchers, denying health care to more than 900,000 children and refusing to provided federal aid to states facing the worst fiscal crisis since World War II. It did, however, find the money for a $2 billion Election Day pay off to drug companies and a promised $100 billion to insurance companies.
URGENT -- Protect CA renters! (tags)
Call the Governor and ask him to sign AB2330! Protect California renters!
Tenants Are Taking Charge in California (tags)
A new movement is building across the state of California in response to one of the most severe housing crises in the Country.
International Campaign to free Max Ntanyana I (tags)
Banks, ANC, government, water multinationals are trying to silence anti-eviction, anti-privatisation activist and union shopsteward Max Ntanyana for a very long time. This morning he was denied bail on a bogus excuse!
Washington, DC: Olive Branch House Evicted (tags)
Four federal marshalls and a few MPD officers came at a little before 9:00 this morning, August 7. They came to the door with shotguns drawn. The marshals presented eviction papers, asked for residents' identification and photographed the residents, including some rudely awakened and still in their pajamas.
People’s needs vs. guns and corporate greed (tags)
MADISON, Wisc. – Groups with diverging politics converged June 14 -18 around the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
The housing crisis – built into the system (tags)
According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), some 5.3 million households have “worst case” rental housing needs, defined as having a family income less than half the median income in their area and paying more than half of it for rent. Most live in severely substandard housing and receive no federal housing assistance.
EVICT BUSH from PUBLIC HOUSING for Daughters Drug Use... Click here... http://ww (tags)
EVICT BUSH from PUBLIC HOUSING for Daughters Drug Use... Click here... http://www.rogerart.com/protes%20SUPRM%20CT%20EVICT%20BUSHt.htm SUPREME COURT INJUSTICES... PROTEST...
National Conf. on Organized Resistance (tags)
The fifth annual NCOR will be held Jan 26-27 at American University in Washington, DC. There will be over 50 workshops, free lunch and childcare, and registration is only $10. Over 1,000 activists expected for this weekend of discussion, planning and protest- don't miss out!
The Progressive Los Angeles Network's 21 Point Agenda (Summary Version) (tags)
This 21 Point Agenda provides a list of priority actions that the City of Los Angeles should take to make LA a more just, livable, and democratic place.