Shelter Shorts

Shelter Shorts is a weekly roundup of articles our editors think you should pay attention to—news articles that focus on affordable housing, economic development, homelessness, equity, and lots more.

mothers of police shooting victims

Shelter Shorts, The Week in Community Development—June 29

Are You Part of The "Majority Coalition"? | Will New Tax Code Affect Your Nonprofit? | Ocasio-Cortez Brings NYC Primary Upset | A Home Is More Than a Roof | More...
home with for sale sign in foreground

Shelter Shorts, The Week in Community Development—June 8

Development Without Displacement in Buffalo | A Slow Death for the CFPB? | The Simplicity of White Flight | An "Opportunity" Zone For Who? | Automating Wage Theft | More...
migrant farm workers

Shelter Shorts—The Week in Community Development, April 27

Climate Gentrification | A Marijuana Tax for Housing? | Homeownership Alone Can't Close the Wealth Gap | Illegal ICE Raids on Farms | Keeping An Eye on Opportunity Zones | More...
public toilet

Shelter Shorts, The Week in Community Development—Sept. 7

What driverless trucks will mean for drivers, public toilets as a human right, disappointing Democratic leadership, and more.
coffee shop facade

Shelter Shorts, The Week in Community Development—Feb. 1

Coffee shops into community assets, Sen. Crapo's plan to eliminate affordable housing goals, zoning out families, zombie properties in Florida, social determinants of health in the news, climate resilience
Canadian flag

Shelter Shorts: The Week in Community Development-Dec. 22

Canada says housing a human right | Protecting local business | Homelessness prevention saves money | CLT milestone in Colorado
kids on monkey bar

The Week in Community Development—April 19

Making cities good places for children, A Black arts and culture district in Baltimore, A test for universal basic income, Nonprofit developers get a win, The politics of housing in California, more.
nighttime bike riding.

Shelter Shorts, The Week in Community Development—July 6

Carson’s HUD Is So Out of Touch | Seattle’s Luxury Housing Surplus | Expand Housing Subsidies, Reduce Childhood Poverty | Michigan Lets Its Students Down | More...
Close-up of the back of a t-shirt that says "Because the rent won't wait."

Shelter Shorts, The Week in Community Development—July 23

Serial Eviction Filings in Atlanta | Rent Control for Seniors | HUD Wants Examples of Housing Discrimination | Worker-Owned Cooperative Triples Workforce
housing construction near train station

Shelter Shorts—The Week in Community Development, March 16

A Cautionary Housing Tale from London | Hospitals Peddling Loans for Healthcare Costs? | Public Housing Resident Lawsuit | Kentucky Rezones for More Housing | Florida Sides with Payday Lenders | More...
swimming pool

Shelter Shorts, The Week in Community Development—Oct. 19

News from—and affecting—the community development world. This week: rent really is racist, new tales of voter suppression, swimming pool access, a response to a pro-gentrification argument, more.

Countrywide Sued Again

Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit against Countrywide, alleging it steered African-American and Latino borrowers into subprime mortgages and charged them...
An African-American man in blue T-shirt and shorts, carry full shopping bags approaches the top of a ramp, where he is greeting by a white woman in a multicolored blouse. Two other people with belongings follow him up the ramp.

Shelter Shorts: The Week in Community Development, Jan. 5

2018 Housing predictions | Gentrification News | Local Resistance | Unlikely inspiration for planners

Another Post-War, Middle-Class Enclave in Default

First it was New York City’s Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town, and now, another enclave built by Metropolitan Life in the 1940s for veterans...
medical marijuana business

Shelter Shorts—The Week in Community Development, March 30

Helping Cannabis Entrepreneurs of Color | The "Business" of Homelessness | Housing Is a Mental Health Issue | Justice for Wage Theft Victims | 2020 Census Already Off to a Bad Start?
fitness center

Shelter Shorts, The Week in Community Development—Jan. 11

This week: shutdown emergency, Paradise's poor planning, gentrification is dangerous, when bad judgement leads to a promotion, "gym deserts", more . . .
'Look' mural

The Week in Community Development—April 26

Gentrification tales, Sexual health in rural places, Housing policy, Opportunity Zones update, Union strike, Hoarding resources, more.
skaters at skate park

The Week in Community Development—March 22

News from—and affecting—the community development world. This week: An aging homeless population, SB50 protections, Livable city ranking ranks affordability (!), Chronic homelessness, Holding two truths, more.
young men playing horn instruments

Shelter Shorts—The Week in Community Development, April 13

Really, YIMBYs? | TOD Without Displacement | Tracking 80 Million Evictions | MLK's Campaign, Revitalized | Airbnb Hastening Demise of NOLA Culture? | Bike "Borrowing" for Equity | More
fruits and vegetables

Shelter Shorts, The Week in Community Development—July 13

A "Good" Payday Lender | Urban Sprawl Is Bad for Your Health | More Nutritious Food for Low-Income Families | This Bank is *Opening* Branches