Tag: Housing

As case proceeded without him, landlord sold houses where 29 children suffered lead poisoning

By Patrick Lakamp*

Read the full article from Buffalo News, here.

This rental home at 952 Northampton St. in Buffalo is one of three that will be put into a receivership after its owner abandoned the properties over a year ago. This house and the other houses at 78 Deshler St. and 610 Adams St. are part of a court case in which the property owner was sued by the state Attorney General’s Office for lead paint violations at over 60 homes.

Who Counts?

By KJ Shepard

Read the full article from Protean Magazine, here.

The actual extent of homelessness in the U.S., writes KJ Shepherd, is drastically underestimated—a result of flawed counting metrics, enabled by a broader refusal by power to admit its true, staggering scale.

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How a Socialist City Councilor Won 100% Affordable Housing in a Gentrifying Chicago Neighborhood

By Carlos Ramirez-Rosa

Read the full article from Jacobin here.

“From the top of Logan Square’s newest seven-story apartment building at 2602 North Emmett Street, just steps from the train stop bearing the neighborhood’s name, the view is incredible…In Chicago’s most rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, this is usually the kind of coveted view and central location only the wealthy can enjoy. But they won’t be able to buy all this building has to offer. Instead, all of the building’s hundred apartments are publicly funded and reserved for poor and working-class people.”

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