homelessness

As homelessness soars in Los Angeles, politicians pretend to care

October 2016

Yes. LA has a housing and homelessness problem. No news there. And it’s probably not news that many solutions are continually rejected by politicians and developers — capitalists all! The problems are myriad. Thrust onto the cement by sky-rocketing rents, foreclosures and evictions, homeless people routinely face the indignities of life without walls, where nothing… Read more »

Durham-López campaign statement: Housing is a right, not a luxury

August 17, 2012

The powers-that-be say that owning your own home is the “American Dream” — but it’s been a bad dream, even a nightmare, for far too many households. Since the latest depression began five years ago, millions of jobs have been lost. To make life even more difficult, a staggering number of homes have been taken… Read more »