Direct Action for Housing By Miriam Axel-Lute
Nothing draws attention like the in-your-face tactics of direct action. Its not for everyone, but advocates say it can bolster the efforts of traditional lobbying groups and build a stronger housing movement.
The Power of the Community Press By Jordan Moss
Independent CBO-run newspapers can be powerful tools that unite communities and shed light on issues overlooked by mainstream press.
Millennial Misfire By Chester Hartman
A longtime activist assesses the Millennial Housing Commission report, and finds that it failed to grasp the urgency of the U.S. housing crisis. A look at the reports questionable assumptions and remedies, and the real solutions that were ignored.
Tenant Blacklisting By Vicki Richman
A cautionary tale by a New York City tenant, who fought for her rights in a court of law and found herself blacklisted by landlords around the city.
Beyond the Fringe By Becky Sherblom
Check-cashing outlets and payday lenders are preying on the poor. Learn how you can make sure your community has exploitation-free access to credit and other financial services.
Keeping the Heat on Payday Lenders By Josh Silver
How community groups have engaged payday lenders in the battle over abusive lending.
Livable and Affordable By Roberta M. Feldman and Tasneem Chowdhury
The cornerstone of affordable housing design is containing even cutting costs without compromising livability. A look at five areas where cost-savings and good design go hand-in-hand.