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Public Housing Unchained?

In the three-year legislative odyssey called public housing reform, there is near universal agreement that overhaul of public housing is needed. It would be...

Congress Passes HUD Budget,Worsens Mark-To-Market Bill

The conference report for the FY98 HUD/VA Appropriations bill easily passed the House and Senate the second week of October. The bill contains roughly...

Twelve Ways to Say “Thank You.”

My colleague Kim Klein, publisher of the Grassroots Fundraising Journal, once wrote an article, "Donors Are Not Water Faucets." If you only contact your...

Fighting for Worker’s Rights in Maine

Years of alleged wage, immigration, safety, and civil rights violations, environmental sanctions, and other infractions at the DeCoster egg farm in Turner, Maine, have...

Portland Commits to Poor

With public housing authorities (PHAs) facing the tightest federal budget squeeze in decades, much of public housing industry groups' testimony before Congress over the...

Taking Charge: Public Housing Tenants Organize

The problems affecting the Cooks Bridge complex in Needham, Massachusetts, in 1990 were the kind typically associated with troubled public housing: lack of or...

GOP Aims to Shut Out Poor

  In 1890, Jacob Riis' groundbreaking book How the Other Half Lives chronicled the lives of thousands of families living in squalor in New York...

Congressman Rick Lazio on H.R. 2

Rick Lazio (R-Long Island, NY) was first elected to Congress in 1992. He currently serves as the chairman of the House Banking Subcommittee on...

Fighting for Worker's Rights in Maine

Years of alleged wage, immigration, safety, and civil rights violations, environmental sanctions, and other infractions at the DeCoster egg farm in Turner, Maine, have...

Editor’s Note

Reforming Public Housing? An odd thing is happening in Philadelphia. Mayor Rendell and his housing director, John Kromer, have concluded that allowing Section 8 tenants...

Interview with Melvin L. Oliver of the Ford Foundation

Melvin Oliver, vice president for asset building and community development at the Ford Foundation, talks about community development, black and white wealth, and racial inequality.

Getting the Lead Out: Controlling Lead Paint Hazards in Housing

The issue of lead poisoning provides a unique opportunity for collaboration among activists and groups working on a variety of issues but with common goals and values.

The Reports are In: Homeownership Rising, Renters Suffering, Income Gaps Growing

City Life, Homeownership, and the American Dream Americans' impressions of cities are improving, according to Fannie Mae's 1997 National Housing Survey, City Life, Homeownership, and...