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The president and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance talks with Shelterforce about new challenges in the affordable housing landscape, the role of AI in promoting fair housing, and powerful tools driving the fight for housing justice.
Q: What Are the Three Major Types of Community- or Resident-Controlled Housing and How Do They Work?
There’s a lot of momentum toward resident-controlled housing. Do you know the three major forms it takes?
Tourist-dependent Clatsop County, population 41,000, has the highest rate of homelessness in Oregon. A project to convert a hotel into housing units for health care workers and the unhoused is a step in the right direction, leaders say.
What were the biggest Shelterforce stories of the year? We count down the top 10 of 2023.
Adding more credits and making tweaks do not actually address some of the major weaknesses of the program. We should be bolder.
The role of ‘heirs property’ in eroding Black families’ wealth
Even those who praise the tax credit program and what it has accomplished are concerned that there are so few sizeable alternatives to it.
In 2018, the Family Self-Sufficiency Program was expanded to privately owned properties receiving project-based rental assistance. Here’s a look at how early adopters have used the program to support residents, and the lessons they learned along the way.
Four disability activists tell us what they needed to make their homes accessible, and how difficult it can be to find accessible housing.
Facing 25 to 50 percent rent increases, tenants at two apartment towers fought to get the city to enforce its longstanding rent control ordinance. A year later, they earned a win that could result in millions being paid back to them in rent overpayments.
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit is famously complex. We can’t exactly make it simple, but we’ve broken down the basics, especially those that residents of a LIHTC property might want to know, as clearly as possible.
Housing and policy experts agree that LIHTC has successfully increased the supply of affordable housing. But they also believe there’s room for improvement.