Resources in New Issue of Shelterforce Magazine

Posted by on March 25, 2005

Shelterforce Magazine, March 2005

Life After Lockup
When prisoners are released, they often return to their old communities and their old way of life. But some community groups are providing an alternative by offering shelter, life skills and job training in a new and stable environment.

Housing Ex-Offenders
Local nonprofits are designing programs to help ex-offenders transition back into the community. In the process they are facing many challenges – from community and government objections to funding and zoning limitations. One program in New York has emerged as a beacon of success.

Predatory Lenders Prey on Neighborhoods
It used to be that banks refused to lend or invest in poor neighborhoods. These days, many of them offer easy credit with huge strings attached, and many homeowners have sunk hopelessly into debt as a result. But now activists are fighting to put curbs on the predatory lenders.

Building a Community-University Partnership in Newark
An eager group of graduate students had a big impact on how a community developer in Newark, New Jersey dealt with a property tax revaluation. It was just one example of how universities help activists build up their neighborhoods.

A Blue Proposal Wins in a Red State
In Florida President Bush won the popular vote last November. But also in the winning category was a decidedly un-Republican proposal – to raise the minimum wage. What does this seeming contradiction mean for progressive politics?

Important reading in the new issue of Shelterforce, the Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Building

David Holtzman
Associate Editor
Shelterforce Magazine
460 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 211
Montclair, NJ 07042-3552
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