Posted inHousing in Crisis

HUD got $9 billion to combat COVID-19 impacts. Only a quarter has been spent.

Tucked in the massive pandemic relief act in March 2020 was about $9 billion for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to divvy up between cities and states for housing-related coronavirus fallout. The funds could be used on rental assistance for tenants struggling to pay their landlords, housing homeless people in safe, sanitary […]

Posted inCriminalizing kids

Students wanted police out of schools. The replacements have guns.

In June 2020, amid protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, school districts across the nation began to reexamine their relationships with law enforcement agencies. Denver was among the districts that ended contracts with police and pulled school resource officers off its campuses. Padres & Jôvenes Unidos, a Denver-based […]

Posted inCoronavirus and Inequality

The evidence is piling up that pregnant people should get vaccinated

There’s a long list of things pregnant people are taught to avoid: soft cheeses, cat feces, sushi.  So perhaps it’s no surprise so many expectant mothers are wary of a new vaccine: Only 34% of pregnant women are vaccinated against COVID-19, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, even as nearly […]