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Spotted Owl, Snail Darter and… Rent Control

Is Rent Control Heading for Extinction? In signing Massachusetts rent-control's death warrant in January, Governor William Weld effectively dropped the number of U.S. states with...

New Rules for Fannie and Freddie

  Owning a home is the American Dream. But who can really buy the dream of homeownership and why? After almost 20 years of the Community...

HUD’s New Balancing Act

  Setting Affordable Housing Performance Goals That Are Meaningful for America's Low-Income Neighborhoods On February 16, 1995, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published...

Is Mixed-Income Housing the Key?

An old idea is becoming conventional wisdom as private and public affordable housing providers create mixed-income multifamily housing. In a book-filled room at the New...

Neighbors Plow Field of Nightmares

Using an ancient common law right of self-help nuisance abatement, one neighborhood was able to board up vacant houses and evict the drug dealers. What...

The Future of Public Housing, Lessons from England

Managing the Money Side: Financial Management for Community-Based Housing Organizations The Institute for Community Economics' newest book on financial management for community-based housing development organizations...

How Cambridge Lost Rent Control

25 years ago tenants organized, formed coalitions, took to the streets, and won rent control in Massachusetts. But, after two and half decades of...

Ann Arbor Tenants Union

For 27 years, the Ann Arbor Tenants Union has worked to put tenants in power and keep landlords on their toes by counseling, educating, and organizing.