Shelterforce Staff

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Editor’s Note

Reforming Public Housing? An odd thing is happening in Philadelphia. Mayor Rendell and his housing director, John Kromer, have concluded that allowing Section 8 tenants...

Sources for Section 8 Resource Materials

Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation 1325 G, NW, Ste. 800   Washington, DC  20005   202-376-2400 www.nw.org National Low Income Housing Coalition 1012 Fourteenth St., N.W. #1200 Washington, DC  20005 202-662-1530 www.nlihc.org Local Initiatives Support Corporation 733 Third Avenue New...

LIHPRHA

For three years, the President, HUD, and the House of Representatives have taken steps to defund the Low Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership...

Shelter Shorts

Senate Takes Aim at Income Targeting Eager to get started on summer recess, the Senate tabled discussion on the Public Housing Reform and Responsibility Act...

Shelter Shorts

500 New Homeowners; One Dead Housing Program Hundreds of western Massachusetts tenants became homeowners this past summer because of their work through the Anti-Displacement Project,...

Tenant Self-Sufficiency Programs in St. Louis

"EHPC started back in 1979 over breakfast at Howard Johnson's," recalls Lynn Broeder, founder of the Ecumenical Housing Production Corporation in St. Louis. It...

Shelter Shorts

New York's Rent Regulations Expire; Compromise Reached Their worst nightmares realized, 2.5 million tenants watched rent regulations expire at 12:01 a.m. on June 16, leaving...

Shelter Shorts / Short Takes

Rent War Rages in New York City A pitched battle is underway in New York State, as landlord and tenant advocates square off over the...

The Reports are In: Homeownership Rising, Renters Suffering, Income Gaps Growing

City Life, Homeownership, and the American Dream Americans' impressions of cities are improving, according to Fannie Mae's 1997 National Housing Survey, City Life, Homeownership, and...

On The Agenda?

s affordable housing on the American agenda? If you've been reading the national press for the past few months, you might think so. Following...

Cincinnati Homeless Advocate Murdered

Cincinnati Homeless Advocate Murdered Last November 15th, 46 year old Stanley "Buddy" Gray was shot to death in the office of the Drop-Inn Center he...

Strengthening Families and Communities Conference

On November 21, 1996, a woman who served as president of a coalition of blocks in her community rose to speak to a group...

Fighting for Worker's Rights in Maine

Years of alleged wage, immigration, safety, and civil rights violations, environmental sanctions, and other infractions at the DeCoster egg farm in Turner, Maine, have...

Shelter Shorts / Short Takes

Rent War Rages in New York City A pitched battle is underway in New York State, as landlord and tenant advocates square off over the expiration of rent regulations this June 15. Republican State Senate majority leader Joseph Bruno has vowed to let rent protections “sunset” if leadership reaches no deal with Assembly Democrats. But […]

SHELTER SHORTS

MAYORS, ADVOCATES FEAR CUTS Mayor Edward G. Rendell of Philadelphia is one of the first big-city mayors to cite new state welfare regulations as a...

Shelter Shorts

The Rich Get Richer Still... The Census Bureau recently found that the gap between incomes of the most affluent Americans and everyone else was wider...

Shelter Shorts

Public Housing Ordered for Dallas Suburbs On one of many lawsuits filed against HUD, local housing authorities, and cities to reverse decades of ghettoization of...

NHI Activities

March/April 1996 NHI Activities NHI in Cyberspace - John Atlas, NHI board president, and Harold Simon, NHI executive director, participated in the recent Markle Foundation-supported interactive...

Shelter Shorts

NY State Found Guilty of Segregation In the 1960s and 1970s, New York State education officials and the State Legislature actively encouraged the perpetuation of...

Organization Profile Asian Americans for Equality

During the early 1970s, living conditions for Asian-American residents of New York City's Chinatown typified those found in turn-of-the-century slums. In Lower East Manhattan,...