John Atlas

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John Atlas is a founder of Shelterforce and board chair emeritus. He is the producer of ACORN and the Firestorm, a film directed by Reuben Atlas and Sam Pollard and author of SEEDS OF CHANGE: The Story of ACORN, America's Most Controversial Anti-Poverty Community Group. He is also the former executive director of the Passaic County Legal Aid Society.

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...

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...

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....

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...

Foreword

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

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 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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Habits of the Heart

Habits of the Heart, by Robert Bellah, Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven M. Tipton. 1986. Berkeley, California, University of California Press. Updated...

The Early Years

It was during 1973 that I first began thinking about a national publication for the housing movement. I was a legal services lawyer helping...

Reconnecting with America

EYES RIGHT!: Reflections on the November 8th Elections In the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton preached: "The rich get the gold mine and middle-class gets the...

Public Housing: What Went Wrong?

Public Housing: What Went Wrong? The best-kept secret about public housing  is that most of it actually provides decent, affordable housing to many people. Properly...

Is It Time for a Populist Coalition of Low- and Middle-Income Americans for Affordable...

To build a powerful coalition of the poor and middle class, affordable housing advocates must reject a moderate neoliberal approach and choose a progressive populist approach.

Middle-Class Anger Examined

Boiling Point: Democrats, Republicans and the Decline of Middle-Class Prosperity  by Kevin Phillips, 307 pp. New York: Random House. 1993. The 1992 federal elections...