All Print Issues

May/Jun 1999

Issue #105


Can Seattle’s Renters Put Judy Nicastro in the Hot seat?

Judy Nicastro is running for City Council. Ronald Reagan made her do it. It was 1980, and Nicastro was 14. Reagan had just been elected President of these United States. […]


Shelterforce Roundtable: Housing Justice Today

On March 29th, 1999, Shelterforce convened the leaders of ten national housing and social justice organizations to discuss the accomplishments and challenges of the housing and community development movement to […]


Building Effective Partnerships: The Process and Structure of Collaboration

The widespread pursuit of partnerships and collaborative relationships is one of the most significant trends in community organizing and development in the 1990s. Whether it’s collaboration among local institutions or […]


Charting a New Future

In late 1996 Southern California CDCs were reeling. The recession of the early ’90s had bottomed out but recovery was at least a year away, smoke from the 1992 Los […]

New Movements for Housing Justice

Years ago, the founders of Shelterforce – the Shelterforce Collective – had a vision. They would unite the middle-class and the poor around a common issue, the right to decent […]

Shelter Shorts

Shelter Shorts

Hot Housing Market for Whom? While homeownership rates soared to an all-time high in 1998, the housing boom has led to higher rents and housing prices and greater difficulty for […]


Collaborative Fundraising

My grandmother, when she wanted to describe a scary but potentially important undertaking (such as going on a trip to another country, or opening a business, or adopting a child), […]

Organizing Strategy

Grassroots Advocacy Strengthens Housing Trust Fund

Washington state housing activists came together in 1997 to launch the  Housing Our Community Campaign to increase the state Housing Trust Fund (HTF) to $100 million per biennium.  The HTF, […]


HUD and Congress Remember HUD’s “Forgotten Housing Stock”

Over the past three years, the strong economy has driven up real estate prices in many markets, making the market rate conversion of below market, HUD-assisted or -insured apartments extraordinarily […]