As the number of H-2A guest workers mushrooms, California labor contractors and growers are packing farmworkers into motels and houses in working class neighborhoods.
A proposed law could reboot California’s public investment system to provide a stable source of local funding for affordable housing.
Long a community with little clout, the state’s renters won a victory with national implications.
Low-income tenants fighting to remain in their affordable housing complex score a big win at City Hall.
Co-published by the American Prospect
Supporters say vacant-property taxes keep speculators from sitting on properties until they can rent or sell them for more money.