Category Archives: News Coverage of Poverty

Op-Ed: “Fran works six days a week in fast food, and yet she’s homeless: “It’s economic slavery””

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.]

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Op-Ed: “Bad Jobs and No Welfare Give Rise to A New Type of Charity: The Diaper Bank”

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”]

News Coverage: “Poorer tenants fear being pushed out by planned Congress Heights complex”

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.]

 

Articles on Hurricane Harvey and Houston’s Flooding

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:

News Coverage: “For Houston’s Homeless, a Terrifying Night Under Siege by Hurricane Harvey”

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: “Is Anybody Home at HUD?”

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].

News Coverage: “Jared Kushner’s firm seeks arrest of Maryland tenants to collect debt”

News Coverage: Doug Donovan, Jared Kushner’s firm seeks arrest of Maryland tenants to collect debt, Baltimore Sun, Aug. 16, 2017.

News Coverage: “L.A. County’s Latest Solution to Homelessness Is a Test of Compassion: Residents can get up to $75,000 to build a “granny flat”—if they open it up to a homeless family”

News Coverage: Linda Poon, L.A. County’s Latest Solution to Homelessness Is a Test of Compassion: Residents can get up to $75,000 to build a “granny flat”—if they open it up to a homeless family, Citylab, Aug. 18, 2017.

News Coverage: “New York Becomes First City to Guarantee Lawyers to Tenants Facing Eviction”

News Coverage: Ashley Dejean, New York Becomes First City to Guarantee Lawyers to Tenants Facing Eviction, MotherJones, Aug. 11, 2017.

News Article: “Mother’s Deportation Means Emotional Goodbye for Ann Arbor Family”

Ryan Stanton, “Mother’s Deportation Means Emotional Goodbye for Ann Arbor Family“, MLive, August 1, 2017.