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Homeless Assistance Programs Up for Reauthorization

This year, Congress will consider reauthorizing the four federal homeless assistance programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Rep....

Shelter Shorts

500 New Homeowners; One Dead Housing Program Hundreds of western Massachusetts tenants became homeowners this past summer because of their work through the Anti-Displacement Project,...

Putting up the Gates

Gated communities provoke impassioned reactions from supporters and critics alike. In their book, Fortress America: Gated Communities in the United States, to be published...

The Price is Wrong:

Imagine buying a brownstone in an up-and-coming neighborhood like Clinton Hill or Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and pouring $25,000 worth of repairs into your new...

Courting Racial Justice

Our Town: Race, Housing, and the Soul of Suburbia. By David L. Kirp, John P. Dwyer and Larry Rosenthal. Illustrated. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers...

Tenant Self-Sufficiency Programs in St. Louis

"EHPC started back in 1979 over breakfast at Howard Johnson's," recalls Lynn Broeder, founder of the Ecumenical Housing Production Corporation in St. Louis. It...

Shelter Shorts

New York's Rent Regulations Expire; Compromise Reached Their worst nightmares realized, 2.5 million tenants watched rent regulations expire at 12:01 a.m. on June 16, leaving...

Tenderloin Senior Organizing Project

"It's hard to do this – I was scared," said Robin King, one of the younger women living in a building organized by the...

Schmoozing 101: Developing Relationships with Foundation Officers

If you want to raise money through grant proposals, one of the most important things you can do is develop strong, peer-to-peer relationships with...

Empty the Courts, Fill the Streets

After a 27-year legal battle, the planning board of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, approved the construction of 140 units of low- and moderate-income housing....

Defensible Space

In the Five Oaks community of Dayton, Ohio, during 1991, violent crimes increased by 77 percent, robberies by 77 percent, vandalism by 38 percent,...