We now have a unique opportunity, generated by a combination of life-threatening conditions and focused political will stemming from the Black Lives Matter movement, to re-prioritize local housing policies and resources.
Shelterforce spoke with researchers, advocates, lawyers, housing economists, and rental housing industry representatives to understand what that crisis would do to evicted individuals and their families, and to shelter systems, public health, and the rental housing market.
In Louisville, low-income and Black populations living in neighborhoods dealing with decades of industrial pollution are now suffering the worst public health outcomes of COVID-19.
Ken Reardon reviews "Redlined: A novel of Boston" by Richard W. Wise, an exciting novel about a community's fight for survival against disinvestment.
As the United States wrestles with its long history of racial injustice, shared-equity programs stand as one solution to address inequality and exclusion in the realms of housing.
Our politics have made an artificial divide between the public and the private sectors when it comes to housing. It’s time to do better.
A closer look at three funds that have helped preserve NOAH properties and kept them affordable for years to come.
COVID-19 quickly exacerbated instability in housing, health care, and income for immigrant communities. How have CDCs stepped up to help?
In-depth public opinion research points to ways to intensify support for housing justice policies—and to a few danger spots to avoid.
Versions of a law known as the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act are being proposed across the country—in places like New York, Massachusetts and California. Could giving tenants a first right of purchase further protect renters?
Along with standing up against police violence and systemic racism, we must also fight to end housing systems that devalue Black people.
The worsening housing crisis shows that we must develop comprehensive tools and programs to keep families housed and their assets preserved.
Local governments must explore ways to minimize commercial and residential property deterioration and subsequent vacancy.
In early June, residents and organizers successfully pressured the Ithaca Common Council to pass a resolution that requests that the state grant them the authority to cancel rent in response to COVID-19. Contrary to many headlines, it didn't actually cancel rent—yet.