Communities Over Commodities: People-Driven Alternatives to an Unjust Housing System

Download Homes For All & Right To The City’s new report:  Communities Over Commodities: People-Driven Alternatives to an Unjust Housing System Communities Over Commodities details how the current model of housing production in the United States is a failed model that cannot be tinkered with on the margins to address the deep inequalities US communities …

Just Utilities: Organizing for Solutions to the Household Energy Crisis

Just Utilities: Organizing for Solutions to the Household Energy Crisis Energy utility affordability is a widespread and severe national crisis for low-income people of color. It is a strategic, yet currently neglected, organizing issue for building power to win racial, environmental, and economic justice.  This report documents the local energy problems faced by the members …

Vulture Capital Hits Home: How HUD is Helping Wall Street and Hurting Our Communities

In 2012, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Federal Housing Administration (FHA) significantly increased its sale of pools of distressed FHA-insured mortgages through a program called the Distressed Asset Stabilization Program (DASP). The program has a dual purpose:to return and protect FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance(MMI) capital reserves fund to a positive position and …

Renting from Wallstreet: Blackstone’s Invitation Homes in Los Angeles and Riverside

Private Equity Firms are buying up foreclosed homes en masse in LA and Riverside, mostly in low-income communities of color, taking what used to be affordable community homes and raising rents and security deposits to astronomical levels.These are the same kinds of firms who sold predatory mortgages predominantly to communities of color before the housing …