Homelessness

Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Maricopa County constable Lenny McCloskey speaks with a tenant after evicting her for non-payment of rent on October 2, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
"Giving 'Covid relief' to those most likely to evict is like giving money to stop climate change to oil barons—it makes the problem worse."
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Tens of millions of people at risk of eviction in one week "can't wait for Trump and McConnell to get on the same page," said former HUD secretary Julián Castro, adding that the CDC "must extend the moratorium immediately." (Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images)
"Allowing tens of millions of people to be evicted in the dead of winter in the...
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
Diane Yentel of the National Low Income Housing Coalition said that the consequences of congressional inaction on housing relief "will be deadly and costly—for children and families, for communities, and for our country's ability to contain the pandemic." (Photos: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images and John Moore/Getty Images)
"Blackstone was a huge winner coming out of the global financial crisis, and I...

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A supermarket giant in the U.K. has removed metal spikes outside stores to deter rough sleepers and other "anti-social" elements after people protested that the latest in "defensive urban architecture" treats the homeless as pigeons, rats or other unwashed, unwanted, shoo-go-away vermin. Left Unity argues there are 700,000 empty homes in the country, and no good reasons for anyone to be homeless.