Shelterforce Staff

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Shelterforce is a nonprofit publication, published by the National Housing Institute. We are not beholden to a particular program, theory, approach, or constituency. We are dedicated to being useful to our readers and to fostering strong, vibrant, just, healthy places for everyone.

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 ...

Rent Strikes Launching Around the World May 1

Organizers calling for the cancellation of rent are taking to digital platforms to get the word out about the action, where tenants will withhold some or all of their rent until their conditions are met.

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.
protesters

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...
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The Week in Community Development—June 21

NYC Plan for Rikers Will Be Uphill Battle | New Tax Credit for Multifamily Housing? | Affordable Housing-Further Out of Reach | Atlanta Schoolyards Will Open to Public | More...
Flooding in North Charleston, South Carolina

The Week in Community Development—June 14

News from—and affecting—the community development world. This week: The CDFI Fund's Big Win | Landmark Tenant Protections Pass in NY State | Relief In Sight for Flood Zones? | Mortgage Bank Fined by CFPB | More...
Aerial view of San Francisco

The Week in Community Development—June 7

News from—and affecting—the community development world. This week: Police Officers' Disturbing Facebook Posts | Bakery Becomes Affordable Houser | NJ Awards $13M Tax Credits to Predatory Lender | CLTs Build Equity, and more
Eviction notice

The Week in Community Development—May 31

News from—and affecting—the community development world. This week: Making the Cannabis Industry More Accessible, and Equitable | Criminalizing Protest | Chicago Evictions and Race | Regulating Public *and* Private Art in Upstate NY | The Flooding Continues | More...
libraries have books on a bookshelf

The Week in Community Development—May 24

Laundry Literacy Programs Take Off | A New Investment Fund for Experimental Projects | A New Opportunity Zone Incentive | Increasing Housing Density | Healthy Homes Aren't Complete Without Transportation | More...
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The Week in Community Development—May 17

Facial Recognition Tech and communities | The trauma effects of Hurricane Maria on children in Puerto Rico | Ithaca offers childcare at council meetings | A new healthcare partnership | Rural America | A blow to gig economy workers | More...