housing crisis, home owner, gentrification, rent increase

Land Rush?

Ideas and Issues

July 22, 2021 New Orleans      I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Billings, Montana over my lifetime.  I can say the same for Rapid City, South Dakota, though it has been a couple of years.  Same for Waco, where I just had a cousin graduate from Baylor.  I’m not unfamiliar with Coeur d’Alene, …

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Stop Evictions and Freeze Rents

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https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CN03142020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSPearl River     The ACORN Union in England has launched a petition in the wake of the coronavirus that has already gained 3000 signatures and rising. As reported in The Independent The ACORN union, which supports tenants, workers and residents, launched a petition this week urging …

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Housing Crisis Forcing Rich Cities to Get Smaller

Ideas and Issues

https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/CN02202020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNew Orleans        A reporter, Jed Kolko, with the New York Times seems to be connecting the dots in an interesting and important way.  In a recent article about some of the unintended consequences of geographic inequality being concentrated in certain cities, he pointed out …

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Cranes Soaring to Escape London

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https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/CN01292020.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSNew Orleans  One thing that intrigued me in both England and Ireland over the last two weeks was the amount of construction in every city I visited.   These were not little small-time projects, but giant cranes building skyscrapers in most of the cities. Manchester was …

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