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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,...

Community Building & Community Organizing Issues in Creating Effective Models

Sandy O'Donnell and Ellen Schumer have been deeply involved in developing a new model of organizing called "family focused community building." Their work centers...

Shelterforce Interviews Two CRA Veterans

CRA – Taking It To the Next StepThe success of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) has been significant. Thanks to the CRA, community groups...

NHI Activities

In the November 25, 1995, New York Times, board member Peter Dreier challenges the banking industry's attempts to gut the Community Reinvestment Act. "The...

Shelter Shorts

Landlord Tastes Own Medicine Newark landlord George Williams recently suffered a fate similar to that of Joe Pesci's character in the movie The Super, in...

HUD's New Balancing Act

  Setting Affordable Housing Performance Goals That Are Meaningful for America's Low-Income Neighborhoods On February 16, 1995, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published...

No Vacancy! Moving to Opportunity in Baltimore’s suburbs

Denial, Fear and the Rumor Mill Waged a War Against Moving to Opportunity in Baltimore's Suburbs For the past 18 years, the Leadership Council for...

Shelter Shorts

Landlord Tastes Own Medicine Newark landlord George Williams recently suffered a fate similar to that of Joe Pesci’s character in the movie The Super, in which a judge orders Pesci to serve time in the same decrepit building his tenants must endure daily. On November 22, Municipal Judge Paul R. Daniele ordered Williams to serve […]

A Nation in Trouble

Most of us feel today that this country and its communities are in serious trouble. We don't, however, see anyone doing anything ambitious enough...

Washington News and Views

From the National Alliance to End HomelessnessClinton Administration to Propose HUD ReinventionThe Clinton Administration has thought better of a plan it had formulated to...

Recommended Reading

Deals From Hell: How Creative Nonprofits Pull Off Affordable Multifamily Housing with ONLY 11 Funders.Recently, the Community Information Exchange conducted a project that examined...

NHI Activities

The past few months at NHI has been busy and productive.On November 16th, the National Housing Institute will host a conference entitled Saving Affordable...

Washington News and Views

From the National Community Reinvestment CoalitionSecond CRA Rule Released for CommentFair lending groups across the country are reacting to a proposed Community Reinvestment Act...

Shelter Shorts

Rent Control Under SiegeBy the time you read this, rent control ordinances throughout Massachusetts will have been saved or abolished depending on the result...

Shelter Shorts

California tenants save rent control with major grassroots effortIn a major, hard-won victory for tenants, the Senate Judiciary Committee defeated AB 1320 (Costa), the...

Washington News and Views

From the Center for Community ChangeHUD Announces Field Hearings On Discrimination In Property InsuranceU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is issuing a...

Shelter Shorts

Jury Awards $3.2 Million in Lending Discrimination CaseIn the first jury trial in the United States dealing with mortgage lending discrimination, an individual was...

Shelter Shorts

ACORN Tenant Union Launched in Public HousingOne of the worst legacies of the Reagan-Bush years is the state of the nation's public housing. While...

NHI Activities

Things move fast around here.Carole Norris, National Housing Institute's newest board member, has just joined the National Congress of Community Economic Development as vice...

Washington News and Views

Community Reinvestment Act Reform UpdateIn July, 1993, President Clinton requested that the four banking agencies begin a comprehensive review and overhaul of the regulation...

NHI Activities

On November 16th, over one hundred housing activists met with experts from government, universities and community development organizations at the NHI Conference, Saving Affordable...

Shelter Shorts

"NEWS" Experiment to Save CommunitiesThe Center for Neighborhood Technology has developed a computer system, the "Neighborhood Early Warning System (NEWS)" for use in a...

It's Time for a "Justice" Movement for Affordable Housing, Led by Low-Income People, People...

First, I want to commend John Atlas for bringing up the issues of class and concentration of wealth in relation to the housing movement....

Shelter Shorts

Jury Awards $3.2 Million in Lending Discrimination Case In the first jury trial in the United States dealing with mortgage lending discrimination, an individual was awarded $3.2 million in damages after a jury determined that he was discriminated against when denied a loan by First Gibraltar Bank (now known as First Madison Bank, FSB).  Gordon […]