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Fighting For The Right to Rent

Fighting For The Right to Rent

On a bright afternoon in early June, I meet Sarah (her name has been changed to protect her identity), a renter in Metro Vancouver and organizer with the newly formed Vancouver Tenants Union. Sarah is a mother of two, who relocated to the West Coast from eastern Canada. Since arriving in Vancouver, she has struggled

My Suffering Back Home

After years of illness and abuse, Lucy found healing at Rosie’s Place. -Voices From Rosie’s Place When I was young, I had polio. I did not understand what kind of illness I had. It started with fever all the time. There was no one to complain to. No medical care, no money. I was stuck.

United Way’s ‘Homeless Connect’ Helps Families in Need

Families and individuals looking for backpacks, new clothing, job opportunities and on-the-spot dental exams free of charge attended United Way’s “Project Homeless Connect,” an open resource fair held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury on Friday, August 11. Over 350 volunteers guided more than 200 families through the resource and service fair, which included

Musings on Charlottesville from a Black man

As I watched the events in Charlottesville unfold, I thought to myself, how in the hell did we get here? Is this all that is left? What has happened to us? Where did all this hate come from to begin with? And I don’t just mean whites. I’ve seen and heard racist dialogue coming from

Revised Inclusionary Development Policy Creates More Affordable Housing Units, Report Finds

The planning and development agency in Boston released its first report on the creation of affordable housing by private real estate developers and found that the number of units created more than doubled over the last three years. The report, entitled “Bridging the Gap: Creating Middle Income Housing through Inclusionary Development,” states that an average

Revised Inclusionary Development Policy Creates More Affordable Housing Units, Report Finds

The planning and development agency in Boston released its first report on the creation of affordable housing by private real estate developers and found that the number of units created more than doubled over the last three years. The report, entitled “Bridging the Gap: Creating Middle Income Housing through Inclusionary Development,” states that an average

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