Shelterforce Summer 2007 is now online

The summer issue of Shelterforce has been published. As always this is an important issue. As the subprime mortgage crisis corrodes the lives of millions of U.S. homeowners, activists and agencies are scrambling to answer the cries for help. Meanwhile, politicians and policymakers are formulating platforms in response to this national tragedy as the country readies for national elections. Read about these issues and others in the summer issue of Shelterforce, a journal published by the National Housing Institute.

Issue #150, Summer 2007 Cover Story: Subprime Slide

Losing Ground By Sarah Ludwig
In New York City’s communities of color, years of abusive lending practices have led to record numbers of foreclosures.

American Nightmare By Desiree Fields, Francine Justa, Kimberly Libman, and Susan Saegert
Owners threatened with the loss of their homes suffer traumas invisible to most Americans – and to the advocates who serve them.

Meeting the Foreclosure Crisis By Rep. Marcy Kaptur
The congresswoman from Ohio’s north coast maps out a strategy for responding to the national emergency.

Weathering the Storm By Violet Law
In Ohio, housing advocates are seeking legal strategies to keep homeowners afloat.

Long Time Coming By Ryan Juskus and Elizabeth Elia D.C.’s once-vibrant Shaw neighborhood used a community benefits agreement to redefine the value of its people and place.

Mock the Vote By John Atlas Republicans hoped to suppress poor and minority voters by going after the grass-roots group ACORN. Instead, they sowed the seeds for the Attorneygate scandal.

Small is Beautiful – Again By Miriam Axel-Lute The shrinking cities movement aims to promote revitalization without growth.

Building a Better Housing Policy An interview with Jonathan F. Fanton, president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


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