Ithaca Bets on Heat Pumps in Mobile Homes
Co-published with Grist. The upstate New York city would be one of the first in the country to tackle the energy woes of affordable housing.
Republican Debt Ceiling Proposals Could See Neediest Americans Lose Benefits
Co-published with The Guardian. The GOP's attempt to add work requirements to safety net programs could harm families already struggling.
Wrecking Women’s Healthcare
Co-published with Texas Observer and The Nation. Low-income Texans depend on family planning clinics. The clinics depend on a program that's in trouble.
What It’s Like to Have an Abortion Denied by Dobbs
Co-published with In These Times. Dobbs will throw many lives into disarray. Lationna Halbert’s is one of the first.
School Support Staffers Stuck Earning Poverty Level Wages
Co-published with The Hechinger Report and Fast Company. Aides, bus drivers, and others are essential to schools, but shortages are widespread.
LGBTQ Students Face Barriers to Getting Student Loans Without Parents’ Participation
Co-published with Teen Vogue. There are institutional barriers for queer students who are cut off from their families.
Need Food Stamps in New York? Come Back in a Few Months.
Co-published with New York Focus. Counties across the state are blowing past legal deadlines to process SNAP applications, leaving families struggling to eat. The delays may be about to …
The dark reality of the modern-day rooming house
Co-published with Fast Company. Companies like PadSplit offer affordable rooms in shared houses, but they often come with major issues.
Eric Adams Is Trying to Push More Austerity on New Yorkers Through His Executive Budget
Co-published with Jacobin. The New York City budget features more massive cuts to desperately needed public programs like public education.
Overproduction and Its Discontents
Co-published with The Baffler. All economic systems have problems of scarcity—but only capitalism also has problems of abundance.
How This Small Massachusetts City Created Homegrown Solutions to Urban Problems
Co-published with Fast Company. From violence to pandemic recovery, community leaders in Chelsea, Massachusetts, have created new, locally powered social innovations to rebuild their city.
Evicted, Homeless, And Working Full-Time
Co-published with Defector. As a full-time worker, as well as a single mom responsible for three children, Nieshea Walker still can’t afford the average market-rate rental apartment in …