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Fighting Back Against Corporate Landlords

Shelterforce recently hosted a conversation about how to fight, and win, against corporate landlords and their extractive business models. Watch the video or read the transcript.
A group of adults and children stand with colorful orange, yellow and blue signs. One sign reads, "Stop increasing our Rent."

Top 6 Tenant Protections Renters Are Fighting For

Tenants are organizing together with increased urgency to get legal protections passed in their towns, cities, and states. What are the top protections tenants are fighting for?

Talking Gentrification: Shelterforce Joins Shot & Chaser Podcast

What does gentrification mean? Is there anything that can stop it? Shelterforce's Miriam Axel-Lute joins the Shot & Chaser podcast to talk all things gentrification.

Developing Radical Goals for Black Homeownership: An NCRC Panel Discussion

What can be done to significantly advance Black homeownership and access to affordable housing? Watch the panel discussion.
Graphic: Would more housing vouchers increase rents: A: Probably not. Cartoon illustrations show man and woman doing lab tests. Image links to pdf version

Q: Would More Housing Vouchers Increase Rents?

A: So far, researchers haven't found that an increase in vouchers by itself causes rents to rise.

Why Wealth Matters to Your Health: A Webinar

How did the racial wealth gap begin? And why has it been so hard to fix? Shelterforce's Miriam Axel-Lute and others discuss these topics in a webinar hosted by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.
From left, Steve Dubb of NPQ, Anne Price of Insight Center for Community Economic Development, Jeremie Greer of Liberation in a Generation, Gary Cunningham of Prosperity Now, john a. powell of the Othering & Belonging Institute, and Miriam Axel-Lute of Shelterforce.

Closing the Racial Wealth Gap: A Webinar with NPQ

Four leaders in the field discuss strategic approaches to closing the racial wealth gap.

Tenant Rights in Our Backyard—A Panel Discussion

Tenant activists discuss how the housing movement can do better at aligning itself with the tenants' rights movement.

Alphabet Soup: Breaking Down All Those Housing and Community Development Terms

Confused by the acronyms and initials dotting your reading material? All fields have them, and housing is no exception. Here’s what many of the most common mean.

Push Back on the Racial Wealth Gap

Authors from Shelterforce’s recent series about the racial wealth gap and other experts talk wealth building, wealth extraction, and the tools available to help close the gap.

Mattye Berry-Evans, a Member of the Resident Action Network

“Each and every person should have the opportunity to have safe, secure, adequate, and affordable housing. I wasn't able to have it, but I can help others have it.”

3D-Printed Houses: New Trend or Lasting Solution?

Habitat for Humanity sponsored a virtual panel discussion on 3D-printed homes, moderated by Shelterforce's editor in chief, Miriam Axel-Lute.

Omari Ho-Sang—A Housing Activist in Louisiana

March being Women’s History Month—an ideal time to celebrate the brave, bold, and thoughtful women who are influencing history—Shelterforce and Community Change have decided to continue the video series: Women of Color on the Front Lines.

Shelterforce’s Top 10 Stories of 2021

COVID-19 and evictions, more on the gentrification debate, and the misleading marketing of renters choice—Shelterforce reviews its most-read articles of the year. Which was most important to you?

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.
evictions: image of house keys and a tag that says "evicted"

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?