Want Affordable Housing? Let Builders Build

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Mary Theroux: In the California communities that have adopted inclusionary zoning laws, where prices are held artificially low, supply decreases, driving prices of all homes higher.

Move Our Money: New State Bank Bills Address Credit and Housing Crises

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Ellen Brown: We may not be able to beat the banks, but we don’t have to play their game. We can take our marbles and go home.

LA’s Scandalous Housing Authority: For Better or For Worse

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Stephen Box: The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is the latest department to fall victim to the oversight and accountability scrum that starts when the media shines a spotlight and concludes when the public gets bored.

Race, Racism and Online Housing

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Jessie Daniels: Do roommate matching sites facilitate racial discrimination in housing? if users on the sites engage in racial discrimination, what is the responsibility of the sites’ owners?

A Permanent Housing Collapse?

Shamus Cooke: The housing market appears to be on a never-ending downward spiral, with the much-discussed “recovery” always around the next corner.

The More Things Stay the Same: Sharon Remembers Forced Busing

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School Desegregation Busing (Part 2 of a 2 part story) ast forward 20 years after the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision and we found ourselves embroiled in yet another school desegregation controversy. The more things change… It was September 1973, I was about to enter the 11th grade in a new [...]

Healing the Black-Brown Divide

African American and Latino Communities Must Unite. Traditional allies and friends in a common struggle for equal opportunity, the African American and Latino communities of Los Angeles have grown apart in recent years. Where once blacks and browns stood shoulder to shoulder in the decades-long fight to correct the social injustices they both faced and [...]

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