Miriam Axel-Lute

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Miriam Axel-Lute is CEO/editor-in-chief of Shelterforce. She lives in Albany, New York, and is a proud small-city aficionado.

In Their Own Hands: Colonias Organize

"Complex but doable," as one organizer put it, is an apt description of the job facing activists in the colonias, poverty-ridden communities along the...
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Battle Over 13th Street: Squatter Evictions on the Lower East Side

Many of the 13th Street residents have been there for over 10 years, putting in long hours and hard work to make the buildings habitable.