The sale of distressed mortgages is far less publicized than talk of the market for foreclosed properties. But these loans are being actively traded—in 2011 this activity included 149,000 loans which translates to roughly $26 billion in trades.
May 27, 2012 Shelterforce Magazine
The Atlanta BeltLine brings much promise to the city of Atlanta, but will elevated housing costs be an unwelcome addition? Atlanta is looking to a community land trust to preserve affordability for the long-term near this new asset.
Feb 15, 2011 Shelterforce Magazine
While the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance is helping people buy homes, their aim is to build an army of trained homeowners to engage their own neighbors in organizing and advocacy.
Aug 11, 2009 Shelterforce Magazine
Shelterforce magazine takes a look at one of the hardest hit areas in New Jersey by the ongoing foreclosure crisis, and a first-in-the-nation property acquisition project that aims to stabilize neighborhood in decline.
Jul 30, 2009 Shelterforce Magazine
<p>Community groups and politicians are creating new strategies to bring fresh foods into low-income neighborhoods.</p>
Nov 21, 2006 Shelterforce Magazine
<p>Should the people who build low-income housing get a prevailing wage? Community developers say they can't afford to pay it, but can they really fight poverty if they don't?</p>
Nov 15, 2006 Shelterforce Magazine
<p>In Boston, labor unions and community groups are joining forces to win victories for affordable housing.</p>
Nov 2, 2006 Shelterforce Magazine
<p>Nonprofit organizations are offering foreclosure prevention programs to assist people when their mortgages have become unmanageable.</p>
Oct 25, 2006 Shelterforce Magazine
<p>Policies and initiatives based on class and race are essential in altering the unequal patterns of opportunity in cities and suburbs.</p>
Oct 20, 2006 Shelterforce Magazine
<p>More Katrina evacuees went to Texas than any other state except Louisiana. A year later, many of them are in limbo.</p>
Oct 11, 2006 Shelterforce Magazine