HOUSTON: Plan to Gentrify East Houston Faces Early Opposition

Photo: Artist rendering of mixed-use “East River” project, part of nonprofit Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s plans to gentrify the Fifth Ward and East End. By Jennifer Kelly Over the last month, Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP), a nonprofit comprised of developers, real estate agents, and city officials, has revealed its plan to gentrify east Houston, particularly the Fifth Ward and East End. From the moment its plans … Continue reading HOUSTON: Plan to Gentrify East Houston Faces Early Opposition

CHARLOTTE: International Airport Announces Plans to Displace West Boulevard

Photo: Charlotte Douglas International Airport By Miriam Cordova with contributions from Gabriel Roshan In late October, Charlotte Douglas International Airport held meetings announcing a proposal for additions which include “relocating West Boulevard.” This project, which is sponsored by the City of Charlotte, would displace and uproot families by buying and destroying homes in the area for development. The airport, which is the sixth busiest in … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: International Airport Announces Plans to Displace West Boulevard

PITTSBURGH: Tenants Protest at Slumlord’s Home After Displacement

Photo: Tenants and activists protest outside of slumlord’s home By Margarita Robinson The morning of November 2, tenants and activists rallied outside slumlord Lara Washington’s mansion to confront her about deplorable living conditions and present their demands. The President of the Allegheny County Rehabilitation Corporation (AHRCO), Lara Washington managed the DeRaud street apartments in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, where a fire recently displaced over … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Tenants Protest at Slumlord’s Home After Displacement

EL PASO: Capitalists Battle Over Barrio Duranguito as Fences Continue to Envelop

PHOTO: Scenes from the Struggle over Barrio Duranguito By Nélida Tello and David Martinez Last Monday, Antonia “Toñita” Morales, a resident of Barrio Duranguito, a neighborhood in downtown El Paso, woke up to further encroachment of city fences on her home as new areas within the footprint of the proposed Multipurpose Performing Arts and Entertainment Center (MPEC) were closed off to public access. The emergence … Continue reading EL PASO: Capitalists Battle Over Barrio Duranguito as Fences Continue to Envelop

AUSTIN: Protests Defy City Approval of Domain on Riverside

Photo: Protesters face off with Austin Police preventing them from entering City Hall Chambers. By Walter Villareal, with contributions from Anita Lara and Sam Hunt Last Thursday, the Austin City Council voted to pass its third and final reading of the Domain on Riverside, paving the way for developer Presidium Group to build the massive luxury project that has faced a year and half of … Continue reading AUSTIN: Protests Defy City Approval of Domain on Riverside

AUSTIN: Final Domain On Riverside Vote Looms, Protesters Visit Home of Developer’s Lawyer

Photo: Protesters outside the home of Michael Whellan, lawyer for the Presidium Group, the developers pushing the project at 4700 E Riverside Dr, also known as the “Domain on Riverside” By David Martinez Austin City Council may take a final vote on Thursday for the “Domain On Riverside” luxury development, after months of delays and facing a fierce people’s struggle against the project. The vote … Continue reading AUSTIN: Final Domain On Riverside Vote Looms, Protesters Visit Home of Developer’s Lawyer

AUSTIN: Le « Domain on Riverside » Menace Des Logements à Prix Abordable Pour Les Réfugiés Africain

Photo: un réfugié de Cameroun qui habite dans les appartements « Quad » dans le quartier de « East Riverside » à Austin Ceci est une traduction française de notre article original en anglais par Serena Ayers. Dans moins que deux semaines, le Conseil Municipal de Austin va prendre sa décision finale sur la proposition du « Domain on Riverside », un développement de luxe à usage mixte qui menace le déplacement … Continue reading AUSTIN: Le « Domain on Riverside » Menace Des Logements à Prix Abordable Pour Les Réfugiés Africain