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Cushing N. Dolbeare

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Cushing Dolbeare began the National Low Income Housing Coalition in 1974 when she organized the Ad Hoc Low Income Housing Coalition in response to the Nixon Administration’s moratorium on federal housing programs. She served as NLIHC’s executive director from 1977 to 1984 and from 1993 to 1994. She continued to serve NLIHC as a researcher, policy analyst, and board member until her death in 2005.

Shifting Fortunes: Trends in Housing Policy and Programs

In exchange for the abandonment of meaningful levels of housing assistance—whether project- or tenant-based—we are paying a high price in homelessness and severe cost burdens.


Getting the Lead Out: Controlling Lead Paint Hazards in Housing

The issue of lead poisoning provides a unique opportunity for collaboration among activists and groups working on a variety of issues but with common goals and values.