Link It Over

Links from the web that we found relevant. They don't always represent our point of view, but they're interesting:

CityLab: The Fight Over Fair Housing Goes to Court (Again)
Civil rights groups are fighting the suspension of a HUD rule they say helps low-income families move to better neighborhoods.

ChelseaRecord: New Chelsea Day Center Making a Difference in Homeless Community
In years past, when it was severely cold, those living on the streets of Chelsea had nowhere to go but under blankets.

WashingtonPost: America’s affordable-housing stock dropped by 60 percent from 2010 to 2016
The number of apartments deemed affordable for very low-income families across the United States fell by more than 60 percent between 2010 and 2016, according to a new report by Freddie Mac.

HousingWire: Thousands of groups call on Congress to use MID savings for low-income housing
Organizations, state and local governments and elected officials stand together.

EverettIndependent: Beacham Street Re-Design to Focus on Freight, Bikes and Pedestrians
Beacham Street is a critical corridor for the region’s food supply, with it being one of the only ways that large semi-trucks can get fruits and vegetables from the New England Produce Market to the highway.

CityLab: The New 'Digital' Sanctuaries
Cities that were at the forefront of limiting their own participation in aggressive federal immigration enforcement are now expanding the scope of their work: Protecting their residents from data-collection and surveillance, too.

RevereJournal: Voters Approve Question 1
Revere voters overwhelming approved Ballot Question 1 by a vote of 4543 to 1,398 in Tuesday’s election.  The approval would give a tax break of about $450 to about 1,000 senior citizens who want to stay in their homes.

Forbes: Does Gentrification Help Or Harm Small Businesses?
Gentrification is all about renovating neighborhoods so that people who are affluent will want to live in them.

MarketWatch: Republican tax plan could grind affordable housing construction to a virtual halt
The tax plan proposed by Congressional Republicans will likely decimate production of new affordable rental housing, even as housing shortages across the country are driving rents higher and taking ever-larger shares of Americans’ incomes.

TheGuardian: Gentrification is sweeping through America. Here are the people fighting back
In Atlanta, a neighborhood is resisting the use of eminent domain, which allows government to take private property for public use

WickedLocal_Medford: COLLINS: Poverty and the working class
Working-class poverty means never being able to pay all the bills. You rob Peter to pay Paul. You pay the electric bill this month, the water bill next month.

The Conversation: How the proposed budget and tax cuts could stunt new affordable housing
Low-income Americans are already struggling to keep a roof over their heads due to a growing affordable housing shortage.

NEXTCity: Meet the New Immigrants Reviving a Philadelphia Neighborhood
In Oxford Circle, one in four residents was born outside the U.S. Their futures are the future of Philadelphia.