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Need help with a down payment? California Democrats want the state to chip in for homebuyers

Need help with a down payment? California Democrats want the state to chip in for homebuyers

California could get in the business of helping first-time home buyers make down payments under a new proposal that aims to lower barriers to ownership in an era of sky-high housing costs. A coalition of seven Democratic senators formally announced the “California Dream for All” program last week as part of a larger budget proposal they want Gov. Gavin Newsom to consider.

From Resistance to Renewal: Building An Economy Based Belonging

From Resistance to Renewal: Building An Economy Based Belonging

Our economic rules are generally based on the notion that self-interest and competition are natural human impulses, with conservatives suggesting that markets will channel those forces into equilibrium and others arguing to constrain individual and...

Scaling Economic Solidarity: The Pandemic, Nonprofits, and Power

Scaling Economic Solidarity: The Pandemic, Nonprofits, and Power

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how a disease can reveal an underlying sickness—and in America, that means our failure to provide universal health care, our marginalization of immigrants and others, and our devaluation of the caring work that makes...