The number of people experiencing homelessness in the US was rising even before the pandemic disrupted housing and work circumstances for many more — with no clear solutions in sight.
People overwhelmingly quit jobs due to low pay, new research shows about people who left their jobs in 2021.
“Language should never be a barrier to critical information that could save lives,” New York Attorney General Letitia James wrote in a letter to federal officials.
As a growing number of intense storms batters the country, more Americans are at risk of losing everything as high rents push tenants below ground.
BuzzFeed News is looking for stories both from women who left the workforce and decided to stay out, and women who eventually returned to work.
I have done my part to prevent the pandemic from spiraling out of control — it didn’t matter. What more can you ask of us?
If your housing situation has been impacted by a wildfire, hurricane, storm, flood, or another climate-related natural disaster, BuzzFeed News would like to hear your story.
Low-wage workers in Chinese immigrant communities often lack access to the social safety nets intended to help people living in poverty — in part because of “model minority” stereotypes. Since the pandemic began, it's had disastrous consequences in New York City.
The video has sparked calls from local officials for an independent investigation into the December 2020 police shooting.
Some California Cities Can’t Keep Up With Demand For Rental Assistance, Putting Tenants At Risk Of Losing Their Homes
Tenants who didn’t file their applications before the programs closed in the spring face growing rental debts and no clear legal recourse when the eviction bans end.
Even as the economy recovers and the unemployment rate declines, millions of people with jobs are scrambling to pay off rental debts before the eviction bans end.
BuzzFeed News wants to know how the pandemic has impacted your ability to pay for housing and what options you might have now if you've fallen behind.
Monica Hill was among the employees Sony filmed to promote the company’s diversity. But she says she experienced racism in the workplace and was driven out for speaking up.
While experiences still vary, many people of color have found peace in the isolation of the pandemic, which has allowed them to avoid racism from superiors and colleagues in corporate environments.
BuzzFeed News wants to know how the pandemic impacted your credit score, and how that score has impacted you.
An American debt collection agency paid agents in Tijuana $150 a week to collect from delinquent borrowers in the US. We spoke to a person who did that job during the pandemic.
How has working from home over the last year changed your company’s culture and your experience of work?
Christian Hall’s parents brought him to America in hopes of giving him a better life. Instead, he fell victim to institutional failures that harm many others who don’t fit the “model minority” myth. In his final moment of crisis, police gunned him down.
These Are The Self-Defense Weapons — And Burdens — Asian Women Are Carrying Because They Don’t Feel Protected
“Carrying my defense weapon gives me peace of mind, but it is also a sad reminder of my vulnerability as an Asian woman.”
For so long, we’ve thought keeping our heads down and being invisible in America might help us gain acceptance — but the recent wave of racist violence has shattered that myth.