Ms. Jones talks about affordable housing

This blog is supposed to be for affordable housing news, policy and stories but has been on the former. This has not been a conscious decision -I am simply so excited (and enraged) by housing news that I cannot keep my thoughts to myself and stories have fallen by the wayside. I also have been unsure […]

January Roundup: Seven Stories in the News

January was full of proposed solutions, problems, deferred legislation. America is on the cusp of change, either toward a holistic, affordable-housing based society or toward a bifurcated state comprised only of the very rich and the very poor, the antithesis of our founders’ intended country. I hope we land on the side of balance. 1) Who gets […]

Finding Calm

Between the grand jury decision not to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson last Monday, today’s decision not to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo and the proposed (although now temporarily reprieved) execution via death penalty for Scott Panetti, a paranoid schizophrenic in Texas, my heart is heavy. I am finding it difficult to concentrate […]

Maintaining perspective

I have never been wealthy and my college savings account was short lived; I am used to living on a budget. Unforeseen medical expenses, however, have made these these past few weeks unusually difficult. I spent more time than I care to admit feeling sorry for myself and bemoaning my situation. I indulged in regret. And […]

And so it begins

I have been dragging my feet for way to0 long in the process of creating this blog. Why? Because having my own space, and not just a subdomain on .tumblr seems adult and legitimate and, therefore, terrifying. And so I have spent weeks (months) planning and plotting and trying to convince myself that it is […]