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2006 Housing & Community Development Victories

Housing Trust Funds The Affordable Housing Coalition of South Carolina was instrumental in getting South Carolina legislators to pass budget bills that reinstate $6.5...

OTS Reverses Course

Thanks in good part to a change in leadership, the federal Office of Thrift Supervision announced in September that it is reversing its regressive...

No Smoking Gun

It seems that HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson has been heard urging his staff to steer contracts toward people who like President Bush. But since...

The Case for a Right to Housing

While the Constitution of the United States ensures citizens many rights, housing is not one of them—although such a right has been advocated for many years. Shelterforce asked Chester Hartman and Rachel G. Bratt (co-editors of A Right To Housing, with Michael E. Stone) to discuss this notion of a "right to housing." Hartman, answering a series of questions, puts it into the context of other rights Americans expect. Bratt explains how a right to housing can advance the work of CDCs.

When Goliath Comes

Promise and Betrayal: Universities and the Battle for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods, by John I. Gilderbloom and R.L. Mullins Jr. Albany: State University of New...

Rhode Island Tenants Fight and Win!

On August 1, 2005, 193 residents at the Barbara Jordan I properties in Providence, Rhode Island, received a letter informing them that the owner...

NYC Fights Poverty

A new effort by New York City to fight poverty couples local policy changes with a national legislative agenda. The city will offer cash...

A Merger of Equals

The merger of Over-the-Rhine Housing Network and ReSTOC created a transformative opportunity for these two Cincinnati institutions and their neighborhood.

Housing and the New Congress

The 110th Congress: What's in store for housing and community advocates?

Domes for Sale

A community of 14 domes that housed about 30 homeless people in the shadow of the Staples Center in Los Angeles was for sale...