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A New Housing Delivery System for Santa Fe The shrinking supply of affordable housing has become the number one community concern in Santa Fe. The deepest fear is that economic displacement is now dividing rich and poor, Anglo and Hispanic, in what has for centuries been a harmonious and diverse city. Until recently, not much […]

The 1996 Campaign Season – How Housing Groups Can Make a Difference

The 1994 elections are history. Newt is on a tight leash, the Contract on America is losing in the polls, and Clinton and Dole are all but nominated. Soon, the 1996 election will be coming to a community near you. Why wait? Now is the time for housing advocates to start planning electoral work with […]

Shelter Shorts

Public Housing Ordered for Dallas Suburbs On one of many lawsuits filed against HUD, local housing authorities, and cities to reverse decades of ghettoization of poor minorities, a federal judge has ordered predominantly white areas of Dallas and surrounding suburbs to accept public housing. The ruling, issued in mid-April, is the result of an 11-year-old […]

Organizing to Build a Movement

In December 1994, President Bill Clinton proposed converting public housing and project-based Section 8 into vouchers. House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Congressman Rick Lazio (R-NY), chairman of the housing subcommittee, climbed aboard the voucher bandwagon. And Senator Bob Dole joined the chorus by advocating outright abolition of HUD. With Bill, Newt, and Bob on the […]

NHI Activities

March/April 1996 NHI Activities NHI in Cyberspace – John Atlas, NHI board president, and Harold Simon, NHI executive director, participated in the recent Markle Foundation-supported interactive budget simulation game, Reinventing America, on the world wide web. Questioned by cyberspace citizens from around the nation, John and Harold reviewed current housing policy and offered a series […]