housing

‘Candyman’ and the Ghosts of Public Housing

Chicago’s infamous Cabrini-Green housing project was the beating heart of 1992’s ‘Candyman.’ In reality, the violence wasn’t mythical at all — just the result of failed policies, over and over

On the Front Lines in the War Against Evictions

The law arrived in the dawn light on December 8th, ready to sweep the house and board it up. They didn’t expect a response like this.

How to Tell Everyone in Your Apartment Complex That You Don’t Want to Hang Out in Quarantine

Without anything else to do in quarantine, my neighbors are relying on me for social contact. But I don’t want to hang out with them. Help?

In the Pandemic, Squatters Are Reclaiming Homes for the Families Who Need Them

In L.A. alone, 46,000 housing units sit completely vacant. ‘The Reclaimers’ believe these empty dwellings could be the key to ending housing insecurity in the city

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