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The Marshall Project

Jamiles Lartey

Maggie Koerth

1 June 2020

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Half a century of research showing the dynamics of how protesters and police interact under pressure teaches that when police respond with escalating force, it doesn’t work. But police continue to lean on such tactics...

Sojourners

Megan Janetsky

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28 May 2020

Tijuana, Mexico

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To continue serving tens of thousands of refugees stuck at the U.S.-Mexico border during the pandemic, shelters have collaborated on an improvised system to deliver food aid, emergency hotel accommodations, and legal ...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

28 May 2020

Khonoma, Nagaland, India

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Despite the lockdown and loss of tourism income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the village of Kohonoma in India has been able to maintain a high level of food security for its people. Because of previous legal changes ...

Next City

Jared Brey

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26 May 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The pandemic has left many tenants facing the possibility of foreclosure or eviction in Chicago, prompting the Department of Housing to allocate funds for owners of affordable housing properties. The city was faced wi...

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Jared Brey

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19 May 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The city of Philadelphia piloted a mediation program that showed how landlord-tenant disputes could be resolved short of an eviction lawsuit. Though the program only lasted two months and heard just a handful of cases...

The City

Gabriel Sandoval

19 May 2020

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, where the average census response rate is only 49 percent, the city's largest co-operative housing complex achieved over a 70 percent response rate, well above the 40 percent rate typical in the co-o...

Mongabay

JoAnna Haugen

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12 May 2020

Xingu River Basin, Brazil

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A group of women, known as the Yarang Women’s Movement, from villages in Brazil collect and sell seeds to nurseries, landowners, and other organizations to replant degraded land by the Xingu River. While this effort h...

OZY

Eromo Egbejule

12 May 2020

Ghana

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Faced with limited resources and the pressure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Ghana implemented a variety of measures during the early stages of the pandemic. Those measures, which include pool testing and drone de...

Next City

Jared Brey

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12 May 2020

United States

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Many U.S. cities have responded to Covid-19 related layoffs by using a portion of the CARES Act funds to create local rent assistance programs that keep renters in homes and landlords generating income. For example, D...

NHPR

Peter Biello

Alex McOwen

6 May 2020

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Fresh Start Farms is a program by the New Hampshire Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success that invites refugees in the state to apply their farming skills here in America to earn an income. Many of the refuge...

Invisible People

Ari Honarvar

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5 May 2020

San Diego, California, United States

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When COVID-19 hit the U.S., Hotel Vouchers 4 All was created as an emergency response to finding housing for San Diego residents experiencing homelessness. Funded by donations, the initiative has partnered with a loca...

Los Angeles Times

Doug Smith

18 April 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In Los Angeles, the city-led effort, Project Roomkey, is working to get 15,000 people experiencing homelessness into hotel rooms in the fight against COVID-19. Working with the LA Homeless Services Authority and state...

Mongabay

Vaishnavi Rathore

13 April 2020

Sudher, Himachal Pradesh, India

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A group of women volunteers, known as the Mahila Mandal, from Sudher in India are fighting against the dumping of garbage in their village and the pollution and potential negative health effects that come with it. Des...

ABC News (American Broadcasting Company)

Anabel Munoz

26 March 2020

Los Angeles, California, United States

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To prevent people from losing their homes due to lack of paying rent or during the coronavirus pandemic, the L.A. County Supervisor issued an executive order that prevents landlords from evicting their tenants. To app...

CityLab

Sarah Holder

17 March 2020

United States

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#StayAtHome has become a common hashtag in the fight against coronavirus. For those facing homelessness or evictions, this mantra is harder to follow. Cities are introducing new legislation to temporarily ban eviction...

Texas Observer

Megan Kimble

16 March 2020

Houston, Texas, United States

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The Houston Community Land Trust (CLT) is a nonprofit that sells affordable homes in Houston to help resist gentrification. They keep it affordable by only selling the houses on top of the land and not the land itself...

Washington Post

Josh Rogin

11 March 2020

South Korea

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While many countries are struggling to control the spread of the recent coronavirus outbreak, South Korea has reported a decline in daily caseloads due to their rapid and comprehensive response. By expanding testing s...

Civil Eats

Vera Liang Chang

9 March 2020

Florida, United States

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The Fair Food Program, which educates and empowers farmworkers to report on-the-job sexual harassment, has all but eliminated sexual assaults at participating farms in an industry that otherwise is known for vast powe...

Knox Pages

Cheryl Splain

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2 March 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States

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The Knox County Land Reutilization Corporation, also known as the Knox County land bank, takes abandoned properties that are vacant and tax delinquent, revitalizes them, and then sells them to new owners. This elimina...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Hannah Wallace

2 March 2020

Cascade Lockes, Oregon, United States

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Washington State could pass one of the toughest restrictions on water bottling operations in the United States, thanks to activists who raised environmental concerns over a bottling facility that wanted to open in a t...

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Claire Goforth

27 February 2020

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

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After the residential real estate market collapsed a decade ago, a developer that had been revitalizing an impoverished Jacksonville neighborhood with single-family homes pivoted to a broader approach to reducing crim...

The New York Times

Abdi Latif Dahir

16 February 2020

Mogadishu, Somalia

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After three decades of war and famine, Somalia's capacity to respond to emergencies and rebuild its country has been significantly diminished. To pick up the slack, young Somalis, many of whom have returned home from ...

Desert Sun

Nicole Hayden

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14 February 2020

Coachella Valley, California, United States

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Lift to Rise, a Coachella Valley nonprofit that pushes for housing and poverty policy change, launched a local lending circle program aimed at serving minority residents break the cycle of poverty. Partnered with San ...

Pioneers Post

Adeel Ahmed

13 February 2020

Sindh, Pakistan

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Pakistan's poorest citizens, who previously panhandled for their basic needs, were launched onto an entrepreneurial path by the Heritage Foundation Pakistan. Eight impoverished communities have been trained in the cra...

Half Moon Bay Review

Libby Leyden

12 February 2020

Half Moon Bay, California, United States

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California coastal towns address homelessness by supporting individuals who live on their boats - and those who want to move back to land. While many counties destroy or condemn boats that have been anchored long-term...

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