The difficulty of obtaining a government ID, especially while homeless

In the District of Columbia, as Kathryn Baer of Poverty & Policy explains in a recent post, securing an official ID as a homeless person (without an address, proof of residency, utility bills, etc) is a near impossible burden and requires systems of support that are often beyond the reach of homeless people. And yet, […]

The affordable housing program that wasn’t

The headline of a recent New York Times article reads “In program to spur affordable housing, $100 million penthouse gets 95% tax cut.” Like many of the protesters featured in the article, I was outraged to hear this news. According to the author, there is a widely used tax-credit program in New York City, the […]