Category Archives: News Coverage of Poverty

News and Politics: “Jared Kushner’s Other Real Estate Empire”

News and Politics: Alec MacGilles, Jared Kushner’s Other Real Estate Empire, N.Y. Times, May 23, 2017.

NY Times Editorial: “The Problem Isn’t Food Stamps, It’s Poverty”

NY Times Editorial: “The Problem Isn’t Food Stamps, It’s Poverty,” May 26, 2017.

Lots of News about Trump’s Budget Proposal and the Poor this Week

This week there was lots of coverage of Trump’s proposed budget (see this overview from the NY Times) and its effect on poor people.  Below are just some of the articles and op-eds on the topic:

Perhaps the headline from the NPR story says it best:

Lastly, perhaps to explain what Republicans think about all this, this week Ben Carson called poverty largely a state of mind.

News Coverage: “Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available”

News Coverage: NPR, “Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor — But Only If Housing Is Available,” May 10, 2017.

News Coverage: “How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality”

News Coverage: Matthew Desmond, How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality, N.Y. Times Magazine, May 9, 2017.

New Report: “Set Up to Fail – Rapid Re-Housing in the District of Columbia”

New Report: Max Tipping, Set Up to Fail – Rapid Re-Housing in the District of Columbia (Wash. Legal Clinic for the Homeless, 2017).  Washington Post news coverage of the report here.

Global Inequality Index Map from The Guardian Newspaper

Here.

Esquire series of interviews of those at different places in the income spectrum

Here (men) and here (women).  [I found it interesting.]

Baltimore Sun Series on Rent Court

Dismissed: Tenants lose, landlords win in Baltimore’s Rent Court – April 26

Baltimore officials want fixes, not fines, from landlords – April 26

Rent Court solutions slowly emerge – April 27

Leveling the playing field in Rent Court – April 30

Officials want to end Baltimore rent court disparities – May 1

See also the Public Justice Center’s 2015 report Justice Diverted: How Renters are Processed in Baltimore City Rent Court.

-Thanks to the Public Justice Center for the heads up!

News Coverage of Supreme Court’s decision in Bank of America v. Miami

Here: New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald (AP), and the decision itself is here.