Social Class: Homelessness & Housing
This board surveys issues pertaining to homelessness throughout the world. The board interrogates homelessness by specifically focusing on issues related to…
Social Class: Slum Housing & Coffin Homes
Social Class: Criminalizing Homelessness
Social Class: Homelessness & Work
Social Class: Housing Affordability & Eviction
Social Class: Hostile Architecture & Deterrence
Social Class: Homeless Population
Social Class: Gentrification
They're driving the prices up because they're buying all of it. Now they're reselling it for higher and higher prices and making huge profits. Some of them are charging ridiculous prices just to let other people use it. So now there are people who can't afford it even if some is available, because it costs so much. People are getting sick and dying because they don't have any! Oh wait. Did I say hand sanitizer? Housing. I meant housing. Damn autocorrect.
"This is exempt property from seizure. This is a widow's homestead" - Farmers take down the sheriff who is trying to evict a widow from her farm after the insurance company failed to do so. Near Lapeer, Michigan, June 3, 1952. Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this picture?
Hate knowing that not only could every renter buy a house, every renter actually IS buying a house - we are servicing a home loan, covering rates, and paying for repairs. We just don't get to KEEP the house - someone else does because they had capital and we didn't. ~ @cannibality
BREAKING: Austin City Council approves the purchase of a hotel to permanently house people experiencing chronic homelessness USING DOLLARS CUT FROM THE POLICE BUDGET ~ @matthewferner Defunding the police isn't radical, it's real. ~ @CoriBush
The housing market is one of the few parts of the economy that hasn’t dramatically declined during the pandemic. That’s in part because record-low interest rates and the work-from-home trend have led city dwellers to buy homes in suburban and rural areas, boosting home prices in many regions. It’s also because extensive measures, including a moratorium on evictions and forbearance programs for mortgages, have helped struggling families weather the crisis so far. Those unpaid bills could eventu
Landlords don't really provide housing, they actually make housing inaccessible by buying up more homes than they need. This practice drives up local property taxes and housing prices, all while making tenants pay for the mortgages of their landlords. In this manner, landlords only deepen generational income inequality.
Lower-income Republicans are more likely than those with higher incomes to say the federal government has a responsibility to provide adequate housing Most Democrats, but especially lower-income Democrats, say the federal government has a responsibility to provide adequate housing Source: Pew Research Center
There are 4.1 million homeless people & 11 million empty houses in Europe. Sources: Empty Houses Campaign (UK); 2011 Census (Spain); INSEE Government Research Bureau, 2012 (France); 2011 Census (Germany); Italian Statistic Institute estimated 2.7m in 2011 (Italy); 2011 Census (Portugal); Irish National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA), 2012 (Ireland); Hellenic Property Federation (Pomida), estimate 2012 (Greece)
(3of5)Criminalising Homelessness [Click on this image to find a visual ethnography exploring a day in the life of a homeless couple] NW NC--83% of homeless ppl are w/out a shelter bed; LA, CA--78% of homeless ppl are w/out a shelter bed. Since 2011, there has been an increase in US laws criminalising homelessness. 53% of cities have a ban on lying down & sitting in particular publc places. 43% of cities have a city-wide ban on sleeping in cars. 9% of cities have a city-wide ban on sharing food.
Chase Milam, age 1, watches from a crib as a sheriff’s deputy and an eviction staffer empty his aunt’s home on October 5, 2011. Brandie Barbiere, whose child care business had declined by more than half, stopped making mortgage payments — in Milliken, Colorado. Source: John Moore
(5 of 5) Criminalising Homelessness Sources: National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, "Racial discrimination in housing and homelessness in the United States", July 3, 2014. National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, "No safe place: The criminalization of homeless in US cities", 2014. The National Center on Family Homelessness, 2010. United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, "Opening doors: Federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness", 2010.
This is the tallest street artwork in the UK and was painted to highlight affordable housing issues and to show solidarity with groups such as the New Era estate tenants and Focus E15 Mothers. The mural, entitled Big Mother, stands 125 feet (38.2 metre) tall, and is painted on a condemned tower block in Acton, West London. Artist: Stik