Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday linkage, emphasis on housing

State apologizes for mistreatment of Italian residents during WWII
In 1942, his mother was declared an "enemy alien," along with 600,000 other Italians and half a million Germans and Japanese who weren't U.S. citizens. More than once, men in suits searched the Maiorana house for guns, flashlights, cameras, shortwave radios — anything that could be used to signal the enemy.

Like 10,000 others up and down the California coast, the family was suddenly forced to uproot. At their new place in Salinas, they had to be home by 8 p.m. or face arrest. And when the government seized fishing boats for the war effort, Maiorana's dad, a naturalized U.S. citizen, saw his livelihood go down the drain.
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Tiny apartment shows the value of a good fit

DIY home for less than $3500 (more at A Reclaimed, Recycled, Passive solar, Tiny house on wheels)

The Housing Question

Crowds Chase Scarce Housing Vouchers