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Housing and Community Development Campaign 2000

Decent affordable housing in healthy communities for all Americans is just as essential for our nation's social and economic well-being as are affordable health...

HUD Budget Request

President Clinton's fiscal year 2001 (FY01) budget request submitted to Congress February 7 seeks increases for HUD programs in general. In a recent Memo...

Leadership Training at HANDS

Four years ago, Pat Morrissy, director of the community development corporation HANDS, Inc., and Arnold Rintzler, a business consultant, marched side by side in...

Shelter Shorts

New York City Sweeps Up HomelessNew York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has struck again, this time against the city's homeless. Homeless advocates were already...

Shelter Shorts

Journalism of NoteFollowing Up on Welfare Reform An extensive article series by Donna McGuire in The Kansas City Star (August 8-9, 1999) followed up...

Housing Legislative News

Congress Guts CRA The bill that emerged from conference committee negotiations over the financial modernization bills, H.R. 10 and S. 900, would gut the...

Shelter Shorts

NC Leads Predatory Lending FightIn late July, North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt signed what State Attorney General Mike Easley says is the toughest predatory...

Housing Legislative News

House Committee Slashes HUD Funding "Death by a thousand cuts" is how some have described the House VA-HUD-IA Appropriations Subcommittee's mark-up on July 26. The...

Shelterforce Roundtable: Housing Justice Today

On March 29th, 1999, Shelterforce convened the leaders of ten national housing and social justice organizations to discuss the accomplishments and challenges of the...

Shelter Shorts

Hot Housing Market for Whom? While homeownership rates soared to an all-time high in 1998, the housing boom has led to higher rents and housing...

Shelter Shorts

Landlord Must Accept Section 8The New Jersey Supreme Court said in March that landlords cannot refuse to participate in the Section 8 program if...

Community Development Legislative News

From the National Low Income Housing Coalition President Submits HUD's FY2000 Request The Clinton administration submitted its FY2000 budget request to Congress on February...

Definitions of Sustainable Development

The phrase "sustainable development" means different things to different people. Here are a collection of some of them:  "positive socioeconomic change that...

Location Efficient Mortgages

When families rely on public transit rather than automobiles for travel needs, they spend less on transportation. When they shop, work, recreate, socialize, learn,...

Minneapolis Goes Green

Minneapolis's inner city is home to The Green Institute, a nonprofit economic development organization focused on sustainable enterprise. Incorporated in 1993, the institute originated...

Shelter Shorts

The Welfare ShuffleAs President Clinton and other politicians hail the news of the drop in welfare rolls across the country, a less rosy scenario...

Washington News & Views

Community Reinvestment Act Under Attack Again The financial services modernization bill that almost passed last year is back, and would permit broad affiliations between banks,...

Other Job Training Initiatives of Note

Esperanza Unida, Inc. 1329 W. National Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53204 414-671-0251 A CDC focusing on job training, Esperanza has programs preparing people for...

Shelter Shorts

Journalism of Note: The Economic Cleansing of San FranciscoIn its 33rd Anniversary Issue, the San Francisco Bay Guardian (10/7/98) highlights the city's growing gentrification....

Legislative News

1998 Elections Senate Banking and Financial Services Committee Chairman Alfonse D'Amato (R-NY) was defeated in his race for re-election on November 3 by Charles Schumer...