This is from our friends at Shelterforce: the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Building.
“Poised for Change,” the cover story in the Fall 2007 issue of Shelterforce magazine, explores strategies for promoting a progressive housing agenda in a Democratic-controlled Congress and White House.
With the majority of Americans now in favor of eliminating poverty, the time is right to advance progressive policies for achieving social and economic equity into the mainstream of American politics. Housing activists are strategizing with their political allies on how to move the inequality debate to center stage in the 2008 presidential debate.
In this issue of Shelterforce, Peter Dreier, Barbara Sard, and Greg Squires offer proposals—from reforming the Earned Income Tax Credit to building a more robust fair-housing movement—for translating a growing national sentiment into a movement for genuine change.
PLUS: Two years on in New Orleans—Read “Struggling in the Crescent City” to learn how a burgeoning network of local grass-roots organizations has taken the lead in rebuilding homes and neighborhoods.
You will find a summary and links to these and more feature articles below. Contact Alice Chasan with questions. To view the full issue or subscribe to Shelterforce, click here.
By Kalima Rose By restoring affordable housing in New Orleans, grass-roots groups are challenging an unspoken credo: If you were poor before the storm, you don’t deserve recovery resources; if you had assets, you do.