The Best Poverty Journalism in 2014

Blog Post (NATIONAL)

The Best Poverty Journalism in 2014

January 6, 2015 | Rebecca Vallas | TalkPoverty.org
In 2015, TalkPoverty.org will recognize strong media coverage of poverty on an ongoing basis.  To get that effort started, here’s a look back at some of the best poverty journalism in 2014. These 20 stories and op-eds drew attention to critical but underreported issues, rebutted persistent myths, shed light on barriers to economic security and mobility, lifted up policy solutions, provided insightful commentary on media coverage of poverty, or even served as a catalyst for change.

After Suing, Tenant Comes Home to the Brooklyn Apartment She Was Made to Leave

News Story (New York)

After Suing, Tenant Comes Home to the Brooklyn Apartment She Was Made to Leave

December 22, 2014 | Julie Satow | New York Times (NYT)
With the help of a civil legal aid attorney, Tranquilina Alvillar was able to move back into the apartment on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, three years after she was illegally driven out by a landlord who wanted more lucrative tenants.
Tags: Immigration Process

Push to Provide Lawyers in New York City Housing Court Gains Momentum

Feature, News Story (New York)

Push to Provide Lawyers in New York City Housing Court Gains Momentum

December 16, 2014 | Mireya Navarro | New York Times (NYT)
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing strategy to help tenants remain in rent-regulated apartments, the lack of counsel in Housing Court is drawing increased attention.
Tags: Courts | Disability: Mental Health | Disability: Physical | Funding: State & Local | Housing: Homelessness | Minorities: Racial/Ethnic | Seniors | Women