Refugees

Issues and events regarding the particular barriers to affordable housing faced by refugees and asylum seekers

Homeless Musical Chairs Where The Music Never Stops?

"So . . . let's run these homeless leeches out of town. Surely it can't cost more than following them from park to park, sidewalk to sidewalk, in order...

Massachusetts Temporary Shelters Overflow: Is It A Shelter Crisis Or A Housing Crisis?

A right to temporary housing? Sorry, Massachusetts is all full up with its existing responsibilities to locals in distress. There's no room for incomers. The issue at hand in the...

Wanted: A U.S. War To Support A Drug Too Valuable to Smoke: Affordable Housing!

It still remains (barely) possible that smaller communities suffering from a gradually increasing homelessness crisis can solve their problems at the local municipality level. Wanted: resources to quickly satisfy basic...

Canada Embraces Refugees With The Homeless Opportunites Of Full Citizens

In Canada, there is a certain smug satisfaction that we are handling refugees the 'right way.' By and large (but not entirely) there today remain more than just the...

Trouble In Paradise: How Far Does NY Commitment To Shelter Actually Stretch

All right, we are exaggerating slightly, calling New York 'paradise.' But when it comes to that state's legal commitment to a human right to adequate shelter, there are some...

UK Keeps The Flame Of Refugee Hope Alive . . . In All The Wrong Ways?

The United Kingdom's vulnerability to unwanted migrants has coughed up a range of solutions to an invasion of refugees — real as well as allegedly fake — who have...

In Search Of The Incredible Hulk

No, not the Jolly(?) Green Giant of comic book fame, but the floating military motel with roots in the Napoleonic Wars. And in Portland Harbour, United Kingdom, the Incredible...

New To Canada? We’re Here To Welcome You. Sort Of…

Canada is officially rolling out the welcome mat for refugees from the Ukraine and Afghanistan. How do they fare when they get here? Quite well, thanks to local community...

Irish Plan To Implement Compassionate, Orderly, Permanent Refugee Reception

Global political upheavals have produced steady streams of asylum seekers and refugees hammering at the gates of wealthier countries. There is ample reason to believe these upheavals will continue....

Guardian Public Service Awards: Good Housing News From A Great Paper

Before getting into The Guardian Housing and Public Service Awards, an affordablehousingaction.org Top Affordable Housing Newspaper award to The Guardian itself. The Guardian is right up there in quality with the top handful...

Habitat For Humanity Breaks New Trail In Kamloops British Columbia

Habitat for Humanity, arguably one of the most respected and successful affordable house building charities in the world, is undergoing a sea change. Even with its ability to mobilize construction...
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