John Atlas

John Atlas
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John Atlas is president of the National Housing Institute.

Author Bios

Saving Affordable HousingAuthor BiosJohn 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 LocationThe 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 HousingChicago 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 HarlemAs 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 ForewordThe 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 HousingAppendix C: Advisory BoardVictor Bach, Community Service Society Stuart Bressler, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Rachel Bratt, Tufts University John E. Davis, Burlington,...

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 ElectionsIn 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...

New York Times reporter Jason DeParle wrote: "Experts dicker over the details, but the housing problems of America's poor have grown so severe that...

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...