The Wire creator and former Baltimore Sun reporter talks about a historic public housing fight, race, and what makes white people go “batshit, batshit crazy.”
The country’s largest public housing agency says it’s made major progress responding to residents’ requests for repairs. Residents tell a different story.
Rent control has long been criticized by economists, but the list of theoretical harms often aren't observable in reality. With a lack of serious public housing funding, the policy may be one of the best, and cheapest, ways to protect low-income families.
The government has called the new Rental Assistance Demonstration program the "answer" to housing woes, but there's very little evidence to support that case.