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Shelterforce is nonprofit and independent publication that covers topics from community planning to racial equity, affordable housing to the future of community development, and how policy intersects with it all. Here you can listen to authors read their latest Shelterforce articles, as well as our interviews with folks on the ground. For more, go to shelterforce.org.

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Shelterforce is nonprofit and independent publication that covers topics from community planning to racial equity, affordable housing to the future of community development, and how policy intersects with it all. Here you can listen to authors read their latest Shelterforce articles, as well as our interviews with folks on the ground. For more, go to shelterforce.org.

To support our nonprofit newsroom, make a tax-deductible donation at https://bit.ly/Donate2Shelterforce.

    What Do Residents Think of Community Development Organizations?

    What Do Residents Think of Community Development Organizations?

    Research explores residents' experiences with and observations about community development organizations in four cities. Karis Tzeng reads, "What Do Residents Think of Community Development Organizations?"

    Read the full story at https://shelterforce.org/2024/05/07/what-do-residents-think-of-community-development-organizations/

    • 21 min
    New Research Gives Different—But Complementary—Looks at the Community Development Field

    New Research Gives Different—But Complementary—Looks at the Community Development Field

    Three fascinating research projects take very different approaches to learning more about the sector, but many of the storylines they are surfacing are related. Shelterforce's Miriam Axel-Lute explores more in, "New Research Gives Different—But Complementary—Looks at the Community Development Field."

    Read the story at https://shelterforce.org/2024/05/06/new-research-gives-different-but-complementary-looks-at-the-community-development-field/

    This piece is part of Shelterforce's Under the Lens series, Moving Community Development Forward. Check out the series at https://shelterforce.org/series/moving-community-development-forward/

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    In the Rush to Build, Existing Affordable Housing Is Falling Apart, read by Priya Jayachandran

    In the Rush to Build, Existing Affordable Housing Is Falling Apart, read by Priya Jayachandran

    With attention—and funding—focused on new housing supply over preservation and operations, even mission-driven nonprofit affordable housing managers are struggling to maintain decent conditions in older affordable housing. Priya Jayachandran, CEO of National Housing Trust, explains more in, "In the Rush to Build, Existing Affordable Housing Is Falling Apart."

    Read the entire op-ed at https://shelterforce.org/2024/05/09/in-the-rush-to-build-existing-affordable-housing-is-falling-apart/

    • 14 min
    Common Homelessness Assessment Leads to Racial Disparities in Housing Placements

    Common Homelessness Assessment Leads to Racial Disparities in Housing Placements

    Intake questions about past evictions and mental health stopped families of color from accessing long-term housing support, but agencies in Arizona and elsewhere are asking new questions. Angela Mercado reads her latest article for Shelterforce, "Common Homelessness Assessment Leads to Racial Disparities in Housing Placements."

    Read the full article at https://shelterforce.org/2024/03/07/common-homelessness-assessment-leads-to-racial-disparities-in-housing-placements/

    • 7 min
    Which Way Community Development? By Miriam Axel-Lute

    Which Way Community Development? By Miriam Axel-Lute

    The community development field is in an interesting and challenging spot right now. Our new Under the Lens series zooms in and explores this moment in the field.

    Listen as Shelterforce's Miriam Axel-Lute breaks down what you can expect in our new Under the Lens series—Moving Community Development Forward.

    • 2 min
    Criminalizing Homelessness: Supreme Court Case Gives Us a Chance to Change the Narrative

    Criminalizing Homelessness: Supreme Court Case Gives Us a Chance to Change the Narrative

    The Grants Pass decision could shape how cities address homelessness in ways that may challenge housing advocates, but it also represents the best opportunity we've had in decades to change the narrative on homelessness and build stronger public will for housing. Tiffany Manuel, founder of TheCaseMade, explains.

    Read the op-ed at https://shelterforce.org/2024/04/26/criminalizing-homelessness-supreme-court-case-gives-us-a-chance-to-change-the-narrative/

    • 13 min

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