Affordable housing in the news

I haven’t written a new post in weeks. This is in part due to an unusually busy schedule but also (and probably mostly) in part to the lack of connection I have felt lately to this blog. I still care passionately about affordable housing, but I haven’t been able to muster interest in research and […]

Income limits and public housing

The New York Post published an editorial this past Sunday vilifying affordable housing. As proof, it used a July audit of HUD by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that¬†showed a total of 25,226 households living in public housing units nationwide were¬†over HUD’s income limits for FY2014. The OIG excluded Moving to Work housing […]

Poverty as a put-down

American’s have long conflated class with race. Emily Badger’s article in the Washington Post shows how Section 8 housing (which covers both public and voucher programs) became synonymous with poverty, violence, and blackness and how, when linked together, these attributes are a used as a slur. Because of the history and media coverage of the […]