Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Right to Housing, Land and the City…

…that’s the title of this year’s conference of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT).  I’ve been to NAHT conference quite a few times, but it never fails to fascinate and inspire me.  Charlotte Delgado has been a NAHT Board … Continue reading

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Chocolate City Revisted

I last wrote about Washington DC on this blog about two years ago.  I’m back again and finding the contrasts and contradictions are sharper than in 2012.  Most cities have experienced gentrification, but DC is doing it on speed.  In … Continue reading

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Career Opportunities

  The following is a ‘guest post’ written by my beloved daughter Rebecca.  It illustrates the parallel universe occupied by those struggling to find work and those talking about ‘economic recovery’.  The Financial Times had a story with the headline ‘Employment … Continue reading

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Gentrification: It’s personal

There’s a lively, if slightly tedious, academic debate about the nature of gentrification.  Sometimes I think it’s like an elephant: hard to describe, but you know it when you see it.  I fluctuate between feeling relaxed about the inevitability of … Continue reading

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Support Bryan Kennedy

I’m just back from a Unite Housing Workers picket line in support of Bryan Kennedy who works for One Housing Group.  In a previous post, I wrote about why I don’t like housing associations.  What I didn’t add is that … Continue reading

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Housing and two Irish towns

Anyone of my generation who grew up in the British Isles will probably recognise the names Bogside and Crossmaglen.  The first chunk of our lives was suffused with references to ‘The Troubles’.  As an uncomprehending child, the TV news regularly featured … Continue reading

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