Housing

Baltimore Organizers Say Climate Justice Is Also Health, Housing, and Transit Justice

August 6, 2018

The Baltimore People’s Climate Movement says that climate isn’t just an issue for our natural world; it also impacts our infrastructure and most vulnerable communities

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: July 6, 2018

July 8, 2018

Dharna and Khalilah talk about the local movement for affordable housing, a workers strike at a local Target, the price of water, the prevalence of wrongful imprisonment and the effect of Justice Kennedy’s resignation on the Supreme Court

Economic Update: Employees VS Employers

Economic Update: Employees VS Employers

April 30, 2018

This week: German workers who elect almost half of corporate boards of directors; major US corporations with negative tax rates; Kentucky governor maneuvers against black-lung victims; involuntary part-time employment; epidemic of U.S. evictions; Trump’s tariffs on China

Residents March Through Baltimore City Hall to Demand Affordable Housing Funds

November 9, 2017

Advocates delivered a petition to Baltimore finance officials to demand $40 million per year to fund affordable housing and fix blight, part of plan they say will restore equity to a city that has doled out big tax breaks to wealthy developers

Real Media: Councils, Kickbacks, and the KCTMO

October 15, 2017

Financial journalist Joel Benjamin discusses evidence passed to the Grenfell inquiry regarding the connections between KCTMO ex-Councilor Tom Fairhead, Rona Fairhead, Council Tax Rebate schemes, and HSBC

Real Media: Property Rights, Deregulation and Think Tanks (2/2)

October 4, 2017

Open Democracy’s Laurie Macfarlane talks about the UK government’s deregulation strategy and its effects on housing, as well as the influence of think tanks on national debate and an explanation of the ‘positive feedback loop’

Real Media: The UK Obsession with Property Rights (1/2)

October 2, 2017

Open Democracy’s Laurie Macfarlane on the recent history of UK property ownership, the obscene rise in property values that is mirrored in rent increases and personal debt, and some possible solutions to consider

Jared Kushner Sued for Bilking Low Income Tenants

September 28, 2017

The suit claims Kushner owned properties charged excessive fees to tenants who could not afford them

Mayor Cuts Deal to Move Homeless Tents From Outside City Hall

August 23, 2017

City officials promised to help 55 people find homes, but protesters say a lot more needs to be done to address Baltimore’s growing homeless population

Join The Dots: Geographical Displacement

July 19, 2017

Episode 2 – Real Media discusses geographical displacement, and the rhetoric and misleading language of the housing debate surrounding the Grenfell fire