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Shelter Shorts

News Flash: Segregation in Public Housing!Almost half a century after the Fair Housing Act, it has finally become unacceptable for the agency charged with...

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Portland Wisdom Spreads, If Slowly It took a while, but Denver has become the second city in the country to pass an ordinance aimed at...

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And the Beat Goes On: Mega-mergers Continue Citigroup has announced plans to acquire The Associates for $31.1 billion. The Associates, the largest publicly traded finance...

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Housing Crisis Hurts Student AchievementAffordable housing advocates have long argued that effects of the affordable housing crisis extend well beyond low-income people's day-to-day struggle...

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New York City Sweeps Up HomelessNew York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has struck again, this time against the city's homeless. Homeless advocates were already...

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Journalism of NoteFollowing Up on Welfare Reform An extensive article series by Donna McGuire in The Kansas City Star (August 8-9, 1999) followed up...

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NC Leads Predatory Lending FightIn late July, North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt signed what State Attorney General Mike Easley says is the toughest predatory...

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Hot Housing Market for Whom? While homeownership rates soared to an all-time high in 1998, the housing boom has led to higher rents and housing...

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Landlord Must Accept Section 8The New Jersey Supreme Court said in March that landlords cannot refuse to participate in the Section 8 program if...

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The Welfare ShuffleAs President Clinton and other politicians hail the news of the drop in welfare rolls across the country, a less rosy scenario...

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Journalism of Note: The Economic Cleansing of San FranciscoIn its 33rd Anniversary Issue, the San Francisco Bay Guardian (10/7/98) highlights the city's growing gentrification....

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Section 8: More to Come Still Not Enough After a three-year drought, Congress has approved new Section 8 vouchers – 50,000 for FY '99. And...

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Self-Help CDFI Creates New Market for Low-Income MortgagesFannie Mae, the largest banking organization in America, may soon be rewriting its lending criteria, bringing homeownership...

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From Welfare to Unemployment Challenging the theories that tougher welfare restrictions impel people to find jobs and that the recent decline in welfare rolls indicates...

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Mega-Merger Mania The increasingly rapid rate at which financial institutions are merging has prompted a challenge from a national coalition of community organizations, which is...

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Rent Decontrol  =  Rising Rents & Falling Diversity Three years after the repeal of rent regulations in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a survey of 1,000 tenants in...

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Senate Takes Aim at Income Targeting Eager to get started on summer recess, the Senate tabled discussion on the Public Housing Reform and Responsibility Act...

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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,...

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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...

Shelter Shorts / Short Takes

Rent War Rages in New York City A pitched battle is underway in New York State, as landlord and tenant advocates square off over the...