Investment in the former has fallen precipitously; Chicago demolition of the Cabrini Green Homes, completed in 2011, perhaps best encapsulates the nation move away from public housing and increasing dependence on the market to provide housing for low income people. Permanently affordable, inclusive housing models like community land trusts (CLTs) a tiny portion of the housing stock, but if it could go mainstream, they could give people the affordable options they need and the market can provide.That the crux of a new report from the Right to the City Alliance, a nonprofit focused on creating equitable urban areas, and its Homes for All Campaign, which advocates for affordable, dignified housing for all.extremely timely because of the sheer scale of the crisis and suffering, and the failure in general of elected officials and policymakers in general to acknowledge the crisis, or to come up with anything other than quick fixes that don address the root causes of the problem, says Tony Romano, director of organizing and strategic partnerships for the Right to the City Alliance, in a recent webinar.The four models follow the organizations Just Housing principles, which both Right to the City and Homes for All believe are necessary for creating truly affordable and dignified housing: community control, affordability, permanence, inclusivity, and health and sustainability. See community control as the linchpin upon which all the other principles are made possible, the report notes.
Morgan Muir, the longtime CIA analyst whom The New York Times reported was tasked with delivering President Biden daily intelligence briefings, played a leading role in the CIA defense of its torture program and cited information the agency later publicly admitted was inaccurate during a standoff with the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2013, BuzzFeed News reports. The extent of Muir involvement in the showdown was not previously known, per BuzzFeed. Mark Udall (D Colo.), an outspoken member of the committee at the time, said Biden “should have serious concerns about entrusting his presidential daily briefing to anyone who may have helped cover up this dark chapter in our nation history.” Sen.
Highlights: The Landmarks Ordinance Review Committee is meeting Monday after a three month hiatus. We will get an update on the first round of Historic District meetings as part of the ordinance revision initiative. There will be two Public Information Meetings this week.
Democrats are pushing to include the higher minimum wage as part of their $1.9 trillion COVID 19 relief plan. House committees this week will begin crafting the legislation along the lines that President Joe Biden has requested, but it unclear whether the minimum wage proposal will make it into the final product. The bill is expected to include another round of direct payments to Americans, an expansion of the child tax credit and aid to states and local governments..