Housing

The Scarlet E, Episode 3: "Landlords & Tenants"

The Scarlet E, Episode 3: "Landlords & Tenants"

WNYC Studios

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with WNYC Studios. This is the dollars-and-cents episode of The Scarlet E, in which On the Media sets their sights on the practicalities and pitfalls of housing America’s poor families in the private rental market.

The Scarlet E, Episode 2: "40 Acres"

The Scarlet E, Episode 2: "40 Acres"

WNYC Studios

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with WNYC Studios. Eviction isn't without its own historical context. In vulnerable communities of people of color, displacement and denial of housing are phenomena centuries in the making. This episode maps the persistent line between racist housing policies, localized profiteering, and the devastating plunder of generations of wealth. 

The Scarlet E, Episode 1: "Why?"

The Scarlet E, Episode 1: "Why?"

WNYC Studios

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with WNYC Studios. We have an eviction epidemic in this country. We’ve had one for a long time. And in this new four-part series from On the Media, host Brooke Gladstone will seek out the why and the wherefore — in search, ultimately, of a cure.

Taken for a Ride: How Ambulance Debt Afflicts the Extreme Poor

Taken for a Ride: How Ambulance Debt Afflicts the Extreme Poor

Lori Teresa Yearwood

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The American Prospect. How medical-provider gouging burdens the homeless with debt and frustrates recovery.

To Help the Homeless, Offer Shelter That Allows Deep Sleep

To Help the Homeless, Offer Shelter That Allows Deep Sleep

Lori Teresa Yearwood

FEATURES

Co-published with San Francisco Chronicle. Sleep deprivation haunts unhoused people, worsening the trauma that sometimes caused their unsheltered situations in the first place.

I Tried to Make My Home Energy Efficient and It's Ruining My Life

I Tried to Make My Home Energy Efficient and It's Ruining My Life

David Dayen

FEATURES

Co-published with VICEPeople across America are pitched what seems like a win-win: make your house more climate-friendly for little or no money down. Advocates say it's a nightmare.

The War on Rats in Claremont Village

The War on Rats in Claremont Village

Michael Simpson & Ed Alvarez

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with CityLimits.org, produced by the Bronx Photo League, a project of the Bronx Documentary CenterThe city and residents of Bronx public housing developments in Claremont Village are ramping-up efforts to eliminate a years-long rat infestation.

Storm of Shame: How Hurricane Relief Sorts People into Deserving and Undeserving Poor

Storm of Shame: How Hurricane Relief Sorts People into Deserving and Undeserving Poor

Maria Foscarinis

NEWS

Co-published with TalkPoverty.orgHurricanes Irma and Harvey reveal the brutal treatment of previously homeless victims.

Newark Tenants Try to Tighten Rent Control as Downtown Booms

Newark Tenants Try to Tighten Rent Control as Downtown Booms

WNYC Studios

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with WNYC StudiosHousing advocates are trying to take multi-pronged approach to manage what they see as the slow encroachment of gentrification.

What the Final Moments of Homeless People Can Teach Us

What the Final Moments of Homeless People Can Teach Us

Amy DePaul & Gema Galiana

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Capital & Main and O.C. WeeklyThey live so differently from us that it shouldn’t be surprising how differently they die.