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Redefining “Workforce Housing”

How do we work toward providing dignified housing to everyone, regardless of their income?

Social Housing: A Path to Housing for All?

How do we reduce the precariousness of housing so that a public health crisis or other disaster doesn’t snowball into displacement? Many people are calling for more social housing as part of that solution. What does that mean? What will it take to make it happen?
A sofa and two matching chairs in pink upholstery are piled up on the sidewalk, next to a mattress.

Q: Does the CDC’s Extension of the Eviction Moratorium Mean No One Is Being...

Even with the moratorium in place through July 31, there have been and will continue to be many, many Americans who lose their homes.
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Top 10 Shelterforce Articles of 2020

Eviction, tiny houses, hotel rooms for the homeless, and COVID-19—Shelterforce's 10 most-read articles of 2020.

NJ Tenant Organizing—Looking Back at the Film Techos y Derechos

A decades-old tenant organizing film—now in digital form for the first time—is still relevant today.

Q: Who Enforces CRA?

Why are there three different agencies enforcing the Community Reinvestment Act, or CRA? Who does each agency enforce it on?

Tenant Responses to the Eviction Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion

Nationally, a 10-organization research team estimates that 30 million to 40 million Americans face the possible loss of their homes. How can we avoid this horrific outcome?

Big Changes Coming to Shelterforce

We’re committed to doing the best for all our readers and the field we serve, and that’s why we’ve made a difficult decision to ...

Art that Amplifies the Stories of Formerly Incarcerated People

Art that highlights the effects of long-term sentencing and the need to support and expand services for those who are reentering society.
Harold Simon, executive director of Shelterforce.

Harold Simon, Shelterforce’s Executive Director and Publisher, to Step Down

After 26 years, Harold Simon will be stepping down from his role as Shelterforce’s executive director and publisher on May 8, 2020.

Q: What Do All These Rent Regulation Terms Mean?

As rents have been rising, organizing for rent regulations have gained steam. However, the terms used to describe rent regulations can be unclear.

Q: Did Extending More Credit to Subprime Borrowers Cause the Foreclosure Crisis?

There are people who believe that the foreclosure crisis occurred because too many unqualified borrowers became homeowners. What actually happened was ...

Shelterforce’s Top 10 Articles of 2019

We're sharing the most-read Shelterforce posts of 2019. We hope you enjoy them all and share with anyone who may have missed them.

Q: Is Rental Housing a Rural Issue?

Yes! Although homeownership rates are higher in rural areas, there is still a significant rural population that needs rental housing.
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The Week in Community Development—Aug. 9

Los Angeles Reaches Historic Settlement with HUD | Austin's Innovative Affordable Housing Strategy | Report Finds NYC Arts Orgs Need More Diversity | Another HUD Fight on the Horizon | What We're Reading | More...

The Week in Community Development—Aug. 2

Why Owners Wish They Were Renters | Rent Control Lawsuit Favorably Cites Three-Fifths Clause | 3 Million Households Taken Off of SNAP? | Social Workers and Libraries Go Together | Land Theft in the Black Community | Basic Income for Newark Residents
minimum wage protest sign

The Week in Community Development—July 19

News from—and affecting—the community development world. This week: Minimum Wage Bill Passes in the House | NJ Passes a Utility Bill Law | Under-Resourced Neighborhoods and Health | U of M Students Demand Divestiture | What We're Reading | More...
homeless people

The Week in Community Development—July 12

San Francisco's Next-Level Homelessness Crisis | Florida's Poll Tax | More...
accessory dwelling unit

The Week in Community Development—July 5

News from—and affecting—the community development world. This week: Seattle Gives Accessory-dwelling units a Boost | Convict Leasing is Back? | New Jersey Makes the Case for Affordable Housing | Oakland Funds a Boost for Land Trusts | What We're Reading | More...
manufactured housing mobile homes

The Week in Community Development—June 28

Manufactured Housing's Affordability is Under Threat | White House Sets Off On Another Deregulation Path | A Price tag on Black Wealth Lost in Chicago | More...