Ellen Shoshkes

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Ellen Shoshkes is an architect and planner based in Hoboken, New Jersey. Ellen is was formerly director of housing research in the Architecture and Building Sciences Group at New Jersey Institute of Technology. She co-authored Saving Affordable Housing for NHI.

Research Components

Six case studies are at the core of this report. Other sources of information include previous research, facts and ideas generated in an all-day...

Acknowledgments

  Saving Affordable Housing Acknowledgments The idea for this report grew out of conversations between Pat Morrissy, the director of HANDS, Inc., a non-profit community-based housing organization,...

Case Studies

Unless otherwise indicated, the research team gathered information and quotes in the following six case studies through interviews, site visits, surveys, and organizations' literature....

Foreward

  Saving Affordable Housing Foreward The National Housing Institute, with funding from the Ford Foundation, has made available Saving Affordable Housing, a practical review of selected examples...

The Elements of Success

What follows is a discussion of the important, parallel elements that emerged from the six successful cases in this report, from NHI's conference, from...

Appendix C: Advisory Board

  Saving Affordable Housing Appendix C: Advisory Board Victor Bach, Community Service Society Stuart Bressler, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Rachel Bratt, Tufts University John E. Davis, Burlington,...

Policy Recommendations

Key Values The policies we propose to address the endangered housing problem rest on two foundations: citizen participation and reciprocal responsibility. These policies promote democratic...

Appendix D: Conference Agenda

Saving Affordable Housing Appendix D: Conference Agenda"Saving Affordable Housing: A Critical Examination of Successful Models" November 16, 1994 9 - 9:30 am: A National Crisis In The...

Marksdale Gardens, Boston

Limited Equity Cooperative Housing During the administration of Governor Michael Dukakis the Commonwealth of Massachusetts aggressively promoted affordable housing. With strong political and financial support,...

Notes

  Saving Affordable Housing Notes 2. The following two sections are based in part on "Cooperative Housing and the American Dream: Examining Resident Participation," a 1993 master's...

Bancroft Apartments, Boston

Resident-Controlled Subsidized Rental Project In the early 1980s, HUD had about 4,500 units in Massachusetts slated for disposition. About 40 percent of these units had...

Works Cited

Saving Affordable Housing Table of Contents.   Saving Affordable Housing Works Cited Achtenberg, Emily P. (housing consultant), phone interview, April 1993. Achtenberg, Emily P., Preserving Expiring Use Restriction Project....

New Heritage House Apartments, Denver

A Model for Independent Living "From the very beginning, when its fortunes depended almost exclusively on gold, silver, oil, and real estate, Denver has been......

Author Bios

Saving Affordable Housing Author Bios John Atlas, Co-author and Project Director John Atlas is Executive Director of the Passaic County Legal Aid Society. He is also a...

Grace Apartments, Denver

A Rental Project in a Marginal Location The group of women's religious communities that established the Catherine McAuley Housing Foundation (CMHF) (see New Heritage case...

Appendix A: The Housing Crisis

During the 1980s, home foreclosures soared and homeownership rates declined. Record numbers of households that went too far into debt to buy the "American...

Homesteading Program, Chicago

Single-Family Community Land Trust Housing Chicago is a city of neighborhoods, harboring hundreds of community developers and organizers. When faced with widespread disinvestment in the...

Appendix B: Affordable Housing: An Endangered Species

The United States spends less on direct housing aid for the poor than any other western industrial democracy. Now, the few existing affordable housing...

507 West 140th Street, New York City

Cooperative Housing in Harlem As a result of widespread disinvestment and abandonment in the 1960s and 1970s, a large stock of buildings fell into New...

Introduction

Since the 1980s, factors as diverse as the globalization of the world economy, job migration from the inner cities to the suburbs, government neglect...