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Almanac of Policy Issues: Housing
News, background information, and links on U.S. housing issues, including public housing, Section 8 vouchers, and rent control.

Australasian Housing Information Network
News, reports, conferences and employment opportunities from leading Australian housing policy and research centres.

Australasian Housing Institute
Professional body for individual practitioners in the broad social housing sector in Australasia - linking social housing workers in Australia and New Zealand. Details of membership benefits, events and publications.

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
A consortium of research centres funded by Australian State and Commonwealth Governments, as well as by member universities. Site includes a significant body of housing research publications.

BUBL Link: Housing
Online library features links to resources related to social housing.

Building More, Wanting Less
Wes Janz, Professor of Architecture at Ball State University, photographs and comments on living conditions in working class neighborhoods of cities across the world. Contributions by others and further submissions requested.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Housing
Group works to make sure that US federal housing subsidies are directed to the most needy citizens. Page includes list of research areas, current state issues and events.

Chartered Institute of Housing
A professional body for people working in housing in the United Kingdom. Promotes the provision and management of good quality, affordable housing.

Community Housing NSW
Resource for community housing providers and tenants in New South Wales.

Council for Affordable and Rural Housing
A national advocacy and educational association for individuals and businesses involved in the financing, development and management of affordable rural housing.

Department of the Environment and Local Government
Housing section of this Irish Government Department web site. Includes on-line leaflets on services of the Department.

European Network for Housing Research
The group is composed of researchers from a variety of social science disciplines dealing with housing and urban issues. Includes details of conferences, events and publications.

Green Neighborhoods Initiative
Organisation that is pro-development, pro-environmental, and pro-livability. They promote "Transparent Neighbourhoods". Includes details of Emerald Awards for Neighborhood Planning and Building Excellence.

Housing: A Basic Human Right
A presentation by Ken Kimmelman, Barbara Buehler Anthony Romeo, and Dale Laurin, arguing that Aesthetic Realism explains America's housing crisis, the cause, and the solution. Speakers, petition.

Housing and Housing Policy
Information from the UK Department for Communities and Local Government, concerning policy on housing issues.

Housing Assistance Council
Helps local organizations in rural America build affordable homes. Includes information about loans, technical assistance, training, links, publications and relevant articles.

The Housing Corporation
The government agency who fund and regulate Registered Social Landlords (including housing associations) in England.

Housing Information Gateway
Searchable international database on housing experts, organizations, events, bibliographies, and listservs that allows users to post additional information. Page uses frames.

Housing New Canadians Research Working Group
Research partnership focused on housing access and discrimination in the Toronto area. Research projects examine the housing search process used by immigrants and refugees, the quality and cost of the housing they obtain, the degree to which their housing needs are met, and the nature and extent of any housing-related discrimination.

Housing Policy Debate
Quarterly journal from Fannie Mae Foundation provides insightful discussion and original research on a broad range of housing and community development issues.

Housing Studies Association
United Kingdom forum for housing related research and debate. Details of conference and events as well as recent publications from HSA.

Housingnet
UK housing information resource, containing a social housing database, information and topical debate. Also includes an online maintenance manual.

Inside Housing
E-magazine concerned with social housing issues in the UK. Page includes news, feature articles and career job listings.

Joint Center for Housing Studies
The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University analyzes the ways in which housing policy and practices are shaped by economic and demographic trends.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Independent development and social research charity, supporting a wide programme of research and development projects in housing, social care and social policy.

LandlordPolitics.com: Archives of Minneapolis Property Rights Action Committee
Describes activities and history of MPRAC, a group of inner-city landlords, offering its view of tenant-landlord issues and the treatment of landlords by the local government and news media.

Narpac: Public Housing Issues in Washington, DC
The National Association to Restore Pride in America's Capital explains the problems of public in Washington, D.C., USA and new ways that have been used to improve this system.

National Home of Your Own Alliance
Funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities to promote opportunities for people with disabilities to own and control their homes.

NPR: Housing First
In this yearlong special reporting project Housing First, NPR News explores the housing dilemmas of Americans with special needs -- and how lack of housing can stymy their efforts to join mainstream society.

The Quest Trust (UK)
Shares information and ideas about economic and social regeneration, and resident-led estate based projects.

Roof Magazine
Bimonthly magazine on housing in Britain published by the nonprofit Shelter. Includes subscription information, resources, past articles and a look at the current issue.

Room at RTPI
Organizes seminars in the UK to discuss housing issues, such as how to create healthy communities, landlords, personal problems, and real estate markets.

Self-Help Enterprises
Providing technical services and support, helping families and communities compete for financial resources and empowering people to be leaders. Includes current programs, how to join, FAQ and related links.

Squat!net
Information on all squatted buildings and areas around the world. An international forum on squatted houses, squatting and carsides.

UK Social Housing
Includes up to date national news on social housing issues. There are many useful links to related sites, and also a forum to publish your views.

United Nations Centre for Human Settlements - Habitat (UNCHS)
Analyses and studies human settlement patterns, and develops methods for controlled settlement with the preservation of the environment in mind.



The Price Is Wrong
Article by Errol T. Louis in City Limits magazine [New York] examining the way appraisal "redlining" skews estimated community property values downward. (March 1, 1997)    XML Feeds: