Once homeless, Donna Price persevered with unshakable strength, which landed her in a position she once couldn’t imagine.
How do we work toward providing dignified housing to everyone, regardless of their income?
How do we reduce the precariousness of housing so that a public health crisis or other disaster doesn’t snowball into displacement? Many people are calling for more social housing as part of that solution. What does that mean? What will it take to make it happen?
How did the racial wealth gap begin? And why has it been so hard to fix? Shelterforce's Miriam Axel-Lute and others discuss these topics in a webinar hosted by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.
It's a wonky term with real-life consequences. At its most basic level, the "financialization of housing" means treating a home like a financial asset first, and a place to live second. But there are many more perspectives.
A decades-old tenant organizing film—now in digital form for the first time—is still relevant today.
Tenant activists discuss how the housing movement can do better at aligning itself with the tenants' rights movement.
Cynthia Wiggins was introduced to housing organizing earlier on in life and has been ceaseless in her efforts to help her community.
Idalia Rios began her organizing career advocating for her son, who has a speech delay. In the process, she learned that even when advocacy begins with your own family, you have to fight for the class, school, and larger community to achieve lasting change.
Emily Benfer talks about what needs to change in our housing and eviction systems—not just now, but once the pandemic is past, the connections between health and housing, and how she came to be a go-to voice on the eviction crisis.
A lot of conversations about the racial wealth gap focuses too much on homeownership as the only solution. It's much more complex. Shelterforce's Miriam Axel-Lute talks with Anne Price, president of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development.
What can be done to significantly advance Black homeownership and access to affordable housing? Watch the panel discussion.
Four leaders in the field discuss strategic approaches to closing the racial wealth gap.
What are the New Deal for Housing Justice and the BREATHE Act and how do they move beyond previous housing agendas?
Nationally, a 10-organization research team estimates that 30 million to 40 million Americans face the possible loss of their homes. How can we avoid this horrific outcome?
Vy Le’s perseverance as an immigrant, unbeknownst to her, was preparation for a later fight to remove barriers for others facing similar challenges.
March being Women’s History Month—an ideal time to celebrate the brave, bold, and thoughtful women who are influencing history—Shelterforce and Community Change have decided to continue the video series: Women of Color on the Front Lines.
Reid Cramer of the New America Foundation chats with Shelterforce's Miriam Axel-Lute about anti-foreclosure neighborhood stabilization efforts.
How is community control of housing realized? We explore different community ownership structures, how tenants form a cooperative, and how larger housing nonprofits can incorporate residents into decision-making.
“Each and every person should have the opportunity to have safe, secure, adequate, and affordable housing. I wasn't able to have it, but I can help others have it.”
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