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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.

Housing

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
Shelter Shorts

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…

Shelter Shorts

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
Shelter Shorts

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
Shelter Shorts

The Week in Community Development—July 12

San Francisco’s Next-Level Homelessness Crisis | Florida’s Poll Tax | More…

accessory dwelling unit
Shelter Shorts

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
Shelter Shorts

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…

summer hydrant water bronx
Shelter Shorts

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
Shelter Shorts

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
Shelter Shorts

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
Shelter Shorts

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…