In 2016, Portland voters passed a $258 million bond to build more affordable housing thanks in large part to the advocacy of the Welcome Home Coalition and other residents. Portland-metro voters followed suit with the passage of a $652.8 million … Read more
“Dream Denied: Portland’s Housing Affordability Crisis, Recent Progress, and What Else Can Still Be Done” was presented by Bill Emerson Hunger Fellow Nitan Shanas as part of the briefing “A Snapshot of Hunger in America” on February 17, 2022. Nitan … Read more
Establishing a Community Land Trust in Jackson, Mississippi analyzes the housing cost burden on families in Jackson and the potential of community land trusts (CLTs) to address these disparities, highlighting particular mechanisms in facilitating CLTs in the city.
Gentrification & Gender Expectations: Women in the Fruitvale explains the challenges that Latinas face as mothers, wives, immigrants, and victims of tenant harassment, and the importance of empowering these women to strengthen themselves and their community.
Integrating Food Access & Affordable Housing is a resource guide for food access programming in affordable housing communities. It includes best practices and existing models for gardens, edible landscaping, cooking and nutrition education, and low-cost farm shares. It also offers recommendations … Read more
Keep Chicago Renting: Grassroots Implementation of a Chicago City Ordinance is a resource for advocates and organizers working on tenants’ rights. It provides an outline of the new city ordinance and a model for how to reach out to vulnerable … Read more
This paper offers policy recommendations for reforming the South African RDP Housing policy to shift away from a mindset focused on delivery of numbers (the construction of as many houses possible in the shortest amount of time), and towards actions … Read more
Understanding Hunger in Washington is a story bank based on interviews with families who relied on assistance outside their own incomes in order to put food on the table. The report explores barriers that keep families from accessing or affording … Read more
Broken Promises incorporates interviews with individuals and families affected by Hurricane Katrina into an analysis of ongoing and emerging crises in the New Orleans region. The report offers a simple overview of the New Orleans area housing crisis, highlighting the … Read more
The Food Security for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Project provides city-level data on food insecurity among seniors and persons with disabilities living in Seattle’s subsidized housing. The report also identifies the barriers that prevent these populations from utilizing the … Read more
Impacts of Nutrition and Human Services Interventions on the Health of Elderly and Disabled Persons in Public Housing evaluates the federally funded ROSS-Elderly and Persons with Disabilities program in Seattle.