Dominic Rushe, Fran works six days a week in fast food, and yet she’s homeless: “It’s economic slavery”, The Guardian Aug. 21, 2017. [An account of the experiences of Fran Marion and others who are leading the charge for a raised minimum wage.]
Arthur Delaney, Bad Jobs and No Welfare Give Rise to A New Type of Charity: The Diaper Bank, Huffington Post Aug. 21, 2017. [“A network of diaper banks now alleviates some of the suffering cause by the 1996 gutting of welfare”]
Abigail Hauslohner, Jonathan O’Connell, Poorer tenants fear being pushed out by planned Congress Heights complex, Washington Post, Oct. 14, 2015. [An overview of the issues facing low income tenants in the Districts Congress Heights area.]
I decided it might be useful to have a post with a list of articles/resources related to Hurricane Harvey and Houston’s flooding. First below are some articles explaining the flooding and vulnerability of Houston:
And articles discussing poverty and the storm:
Julie Turkewitz, For Houston’s Homeless, a Terrifying Night Under Siege by Hurricane Harvey, Washington Post Aug. 27, 2017 [A somber account of the trials Houston’s homeless face in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.]
News Coverage: Alec MacGillis, Is Anybody Home at HUD?, New York Magazine, Aug. 22, 2017 [a good but depressing account of HUD’s decline under Ben Carson/Trump].