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Organizing the New Tenants Movement

During the past year, the tenants' movement has suffered major setbacks. Landlords in California and Massachusetts, once strongholds of tenant activism, succeeded in wiping...

Shelterforce Interviews Two CRA Veterans

CRA – Taking It To the Next Step The success of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) has been significant. Thanks to the CRA, community groups...

Fighting the End of the Year Budget Blues

Thankfully, the legislative year is finally winding down, although much business remains. As of this writing, we still do not have a budget bill,...

Building A Power Base

The first and most important battle organizers face is working with members to build an independent power base. Building an organization, and forcing a...

NHI Activities

In the November 25, 1995, New York Times, board member Peter Dreier challenges the banking industry's attempts to gut the Community Reinvestment Act. "The...

Shelter Shorts

Landlord Tastes Own Medicine Newark landlord George Williams recently suffered a fate similar to that of Joe Pesci's character in the movie The Super, in...

SHELTERFORCE – A Road Map and A Vehicle

In looking through the first four issues of Shelterforce from 1975-1976, flashes of myself, my work, and The Shelterforce Collective hit me. I remembered...

Community: Our Priority for the Next 20 Years

In 1975, when we published the first Shelterforce, a housing movement was growing amidst a culture of community organizing and protest. An optimistic Shelterforce...

The Early Years

It was during 1973 that I first began thinking about a national publication for the housing movement. I was a legal services lawyer helping...