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Shelter Shorts

Foundation Follies I Foundation executives lobbied hard to kill an amendment in the Charitable Giving Act of 2003 that would have...

Shelter Shorts

WAKE UP!! HUD Secretary Mel Martinez got a wake-up call from National People’s Action (NPA) at his home on Sunday, June...

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Comfortably Numb Rocker Has Feelings for HomelessThe glamorous lifestyle of rock stars can seem profligate, but sacrificing a $5.9 million London home for charity...

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Broken Promises ICurrent and former tenants of Chicago’s public housing are suing the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) for failing to provide “adequate relocation assistance...

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Dubious DistinctionHomeowners in the Bronx and Brooklyn – mostly low- and moderate-income families – pay more of their income on housing than people anywhere...

Shelter Shorts: Community Development News

A Lump of Coal for Xmas About one million people will begin losing their unemployment benefits after Christmas. Why? House Republicans successfully blocked Democratic efforts...

Shelter Shorts: Community Development News

Out of Reach in California Six California cities are among the top 10 metropolitan areas deemed least affordable by the latest edition of Out of...

Shelter Shorts: Community Development News

Down But Not Out The campaign for a National Housing Trust Fund suffered a setback in July, when the House Financial Services Committee voted 35-34...

Shelter Shorts: Community Development News

Millennial Commission Speaks The much-anticipated Millennial Housing Commission (MHC) report was finally sent to Capitol Hill on May 30th. Sheila Crowley, president of the National...

Shelter Shorts: Community Development News

Supreme Court Family Values If you live in public housing and a member of your family is using drugs – whether you know about it...

Shelter Shorts: Community Development News

Big Victory in L.A. Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn has unveiled a plan calling for the creation of a $100 million trust fund to...

Community Development News

Wages Are Falling Farther Behind Housing Prices   A worker would have to earn $13.87 per hour – called the “Housing Wage”– to afford the national...

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Home Sweet Cell??   Critics of the United States’s rapid growth in prison population have often quipped that our only housing production program for the poor...

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Budget Blues and Fuzzy Math The Bush administration claims that its FY 2002 budget blueprint contains a $1.9 billion dollar increase for HUD. Not so,...

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Government Does Many Things Well-But Not Housing   “Most people don’t believe government is capable of much more than delivering the mail,” says Paul C. Light,...

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Debunking the Property Values Myth – Again!   Hear ye, hear ye. Low-income housing does not drag down nearby property values – at least not in...

Community Development News

Wages Are Falling Farther Behind Housing Prices   A worker would have to earn $13.87 per hour – called the “Housing Wage”– to afford the national median fair market rent for a two-bedroom rental house or apartment according to Out of Reach 2001: America’s Growing Wage-Rent Disparity, published by the National Low Income Housing Coalition […]

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Trespassing for the Cause Homes Not Jails (HNJ), a group advocating the use of vacant and abandoned housing for the homeless, has been busy on...

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You can lead housing to the candidates, but...On June 24th, attempting to draw Vice-President Al Gore's attention to housing issues, the Industrial Areas Foundation...

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Welfare-Style Time Limits Spread to HousingSan Mateo County, CA is offering 300 families the chance to skip to the top of the Housing Authority's...