Wall Street rental empires pit the profits of investors against the needs of tenants — leading to absurd rent increases, dangerous negligence, and high eviction rates.
No working person should pay more to reward billionaires and corporate tax dodgers.
The Trump-GOP tax plan is a declaration of war on homeowners, homebuilders, realtors, and the mortgage industry.
Alumni of the Contract Buyers League regroup to fight back.
The Contract Buyers League thought they stamped out predatory contracts for deeds, but thanks to private equity firms, these practices targeting low-income communities of color have resurfaced.
Housing was a key part of King’s vision for economic justice, but most black Americans don’t own homes.
Scott Sklar fights for independence from fossil fuels by being whimsical and wonky.
An innovative new program helps low-income families become homeowners while engaging in social change.
The American homeownership rate has declined.
Robo-signing foreclosure paperwork is a federal crime, but no bank or banker has even been charged.
A proposed mortgage qualification rule could end home ownership as we know it.
Will Obama’s presidential candidacy signal a change for impoverished African-Americans?
In the era of the superrich, if a place is truly beautiful, ordinary people can’t afford to be there.
Hutto talks about the founding of the Appeal for Redress and how the GI movement during the Vietnam War paved the way for the current movement.
IPS and United for a Fair Economy find the subprime lending crisis is causing the greatest loss of wealth to people of color in modern U.S. history.