Links from the web that we found relevant. They don't always represent our point of view, but they're interesting:
Politico: HUD budget slashes housing programs, drawing protests from advocates
President Donald Trump's administration will seek to slash spending on affordable housing and community development programs, a plan that housing advocates condemned as "immoral" and a blow to voters who sent him to the White House.
New York Times: The Problem Isn’t Food Stamps, It’s Poverty
Food stamps work. Each month they help feed 43 million poor and low-income Americans, most in families with children and working parents.
CityLab: Is the Urban Renaissance Over?
The suburbs might be growing faster right now, but don’t be glum about the prospects for urban growth and revitalization.
NPR: Housing Secretary Ben Carson Says Poverty Is A 'State Of Mind'
When it comes to poor Americans, the Trump administration has a message: Government aid is holding many of them back. Without it, many more of them would be working.
Somerville Patch: Mayor On Assembly Square Affordable Housing: 'We Managed To Do Some Good Deeds'
In a letter, Mayor Curtatone explained the compromise behind granting Federal Realty its waiver for less affordable housing at Assembly.
Smithsonian: The Racial Segregation of American Cities Was Anything But Accidental
A housing policy expert explains how federal government policies created the suburbs and the inner city
Next City: What 120 U.S. Mayors Say About the “State of the City”
From Omaha, Nebraska, to Austin, Texas, to Washington, D.C., most U.S. mayors’ top concerns during the past year were the usual suspects: economics, housing, infrastructure, healthcare and education, according to an analysis from the National League of Cities.
Chelsea Record: Robert Wood Johnson Team Leaves Chelsea Impressed
Local organizers said the City, its non-profits and its residents left a positive mark on a team of evaluators visiting the city from the Robert Wood Johnson Culture of Health prize last week.
Revere Journal: Beautification Committee Celebrates 15 Years
It started with the simple idea of addressing problem litter around the city and today, 15 years later, the Revere Beautification Committee (RBC) is making sure Revere looks the best it can.