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View Resource Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Database

The LIHTC database contains information on 11,774 projects and 407,973 units placed in service between 1987 and 1994. Data available "includes project address, number of units and low-income units, number of bedrooms, year the credit was allocated, year the project was placed in service, whether the project was new construction or rehab, type of credit provided, and other sources of project...

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/lihtc.html
View Resource Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development offers the full text of its periodical publication Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research. Cityscape, published three times per year, is an in depth publication that summarizes research on housing issues. Past issues are available in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format and early issues are single compressed (.exe) .pdfs. Recent issues...

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/periodicals/cityscape.html
View Resource Baseline Assessment of Public Housing Desegregation Cases: Cross-site Report

Released earlier this month, this new report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development presents an assessment of efforts by HUD to desegregate public housing as a voluntary response to suits filed by various groups at eight different urban sites citing discriminatory HUD policies. HUD commissioned the Urban Institute (see the September 9, 1999 Scout Report for Business and Economics) to...

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/publications/pubasst/baseline...
View Resource National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness

Operated by a private research firm under contract to the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness serves as a clearinghouse for technical assistance and research information. Included here are comprehensive, well-annotated national listings of organizations concerned with mental...

https://networks.whyhunger.org/organization/view/6537
View Resource Study on Section 8 Voucher Success Rates: Volume II, Qualitative Study of Five Rural Areas

Volume II of this 2 volume report, explores success rates of the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) and factors affecting success rates in rural communities. The report draws on research from five rural public housing agencies (PHAs) in Alabama, Iowa, Montana, Pennsylvania, and Texas. In both volumes, success rate is defined as the portion of families who are issued vouchers and succeed in...

https://www.huduser.gov/publications/pdf/sec8_vol2.pdf
View Resource Tenant Net

Written in an irreverent yet informative style, the Tenant Net provides information for tenants (with a particular focus on New York City), such as tenant-landlord agreements, zoning law, and rent-increase agreements. The site also sponsors several online forums, where visitors can ask questions about eviction notices, eminent domain, and other policies that affect the lives of those who rent...

http://www.tenant.net/
View Resource Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies

Founded in 1959, the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard is a collaborative unit affiliated with the Graduate School of Design and the Kennedy School of Government. The Center's central focus is to "analyze the dynamic relationships between housing markets and economic, demographic, and social trends, providing leaders in government, business, and the non-profit sector with the...

http://www.jchs.harvard.edu/
View Resource Craigslist Accused of Violating the Fair Housing Act

Craigslist Disputes “Fair” Housing Lawsuit http://www.craigslist.org/about/fair.housing.html Free classified ads not working well for newspapers http://www.editorsweblog.org/news/2006/02/free_classified_ads_not_working_well_for.php#more Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc. v. Craigslist, Inc....

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2006/0303
View Resource Land Banking as Metropolitan Policy

As the United States continues to grapple with a financial crisis, many scholars and policy pundits are looking at ways to improve the lot of American cities. One recently proposed idea is land banking, which is "the process or policy by which local governments acquire surplus properties and convert them to productive use or hold them for long term strategic public purposes." In this 39-page paper...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/land-banking-as-metropoli...
View Resource The Seattle Open Housing Campaign

Many cities struggled with the issue of open housing in the 1950s and 1960s, and Seattle was a contested site in the struggle for civil rights. Until 1968, it was legal to discriminate against minorities in Seattle when renting apartments or selling real estate. This fine website created by the Seattle Municipal Archives explores the history of the open housing campaign through a range of primary...

http://www.seattle.gov/cityarchives/exhibits-and-education/d...
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