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Urban Dynamics (SOC 0861)

A Guide to Resources

Housing Policy Websites

Center for Housing Policy: "NHC’s research affiliate, Center specializes in developing solutions through research. In partnership with NHC and its members, the Center works to broaden understanding of the nation’s housing challenges and to examine the impact of policies and programs developed to address these needs."

Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA): "the non-profit umbrella organization for affordable housing and community development activities throughout Massachusetts."

The Enterprise Foundation: "a national nonprofit with more than 25 years of experience in the community development and affordable housing field."

Habitat for Humanity: "A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry seeking to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action."

Housing Assistance Council: A nonprofit corporation headquartered in Washington, D.C., which has been helping local organizations build affordable homes in rural America since 1971. "an online guide to state and local housing policy developed and maintained by the Center for Housing Policy, the research affiliate of the National Housing Conference. The purpose of is to collect and provide examples of proven solutions for expanding the availability of homes for working families and others in your community."

National Council of State Housing: "To advance through advocacy and education the nation's state Housing Finance Agencies' efforts to provide affordable housing to those who need it."

National Housing Conference: "For more than 75 years, the nonprofit National Housing Conference (NHC) has been the United Voice for Housing. A membership drawn from every industry segment forms the foundation for NHC’s broad, nonpartisan advocacy for national policies and legislation that promote suitable housing in a safe, decent environment."

National Housing Institute: "an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering decent, affordable housing and a vibrant community for everyone."

National Low Income Housing Coalition: "dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes."

The Urban Institute: "The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government."

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