Housing

The Looming Eviction Crisis

Housing expert and best-selling author Matthew Desmond tells Democracy what’s coming. It isn’t pretty.

By Matthew Desmond

The Post-Planning Pandemic

The coronavirus will dismantle urban life in America—if we let it.

By Jacob Anbinder

Racism Didn't Stop at Jim Crow

Richard Rothstein’s history of the racist housing policies of governments—yes, even liberal ones—is searing, revealing, and embarrassing.

By Samuel R. Bagenstos

Racial Equality Under Trump

In just two months, the Trump Administration has already made it harder for African Americans to buy a house, to vote, to enjoy clean air and water, and to retire with dignity.

By Matthew Colangelo

Housing and the Working Poor

Sky-high rents, not enough affordable homes—that’s our housing crisis in a nutshell. Here’s one idea to help the millions who can barely afford to keep a roof over their head.

By Peter Dreier