An initiative designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. The program offers comprehensive and detailed instruction programs, useful online web resources, and a toll-free information line for technical guidance and support.
The Center is engaged in research in the following areas: community development, home repair, remodeling and green improvements, home ownership programs and policy, housing demographics, housing finance and policy, housing market trends and developments, rental housing, programs, and policy, and urbanization and housing
Organization was founded by Matthew Desmond and Tessa Lowinske Desmond to raise awareness of the human cost of the lack of affordable housing in America and to amplify the work of community organizations working to preserve affordable housing, prevent eviction, and reduce family homelessness. Website includes links to national and community resources.
The NFHA is a not-for-profit organization "dedicated solely to ending discrimination in housing." (NFHA website) The NFHA website offers links to pertinent legal resources—including laws, regulations, HUD guidance, cases, and reports.
The NHLP is a "law and advocacy center . . . dedicated to advancing housing justice for the poor." (NHLP website) Under its "Attorney/Advocate Resource Center," the NHLP website offers articles, sample documents, legal references and links, organized by topic. The NHLP website elsewhere posts guidebooks, training materials, news, outlines, and more. Some portions of the website are limited to registered users.
The NLIHC is a advocacy organization "dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes." (NLIHC website) The NLIHC website offers fact sheets on various initatives, data, and links.
The Furman Center’s research examines the impact land use regulations, real estate development, and other public and private place-based investments have on the affordability and character of neighborhoods. We take an interdisciplinary approach, applying policy and legal analyses, as well as econometric techniques, to study critical current issues. Our current research focuses on four broad categories, which you can browse below for the latest information on our projects, publications and research teams.
Urban Institute researchers monitor and assess housing market trends to provide timely, impartial data and analysis on the housing finance system, access to homeownership, rental housing affordability, and homelessness. We assess the effectiveness of housing assistance programs and educate policymakers and the public on how the housing finance system affects households, communities, and the broader economy.
The Center has been providing legal representation for low-income individuals in Virginia since 1967. Mission is to seek equal justice for all by solving clients’ legal problems, strengthening the voices of low-income communities, and rooting out the inequities that keep people in poverty.
Mission is to expand political will to make housing affordability a regional priority through: education and community outreach, leading to creative and supportive public policies; increased financial resources; and a sustained commitment to meeting the housing needs of low and moderate income households.
Mission is to end homelessness by providing permanent housing and supportive services. Founded in 1988, VSH was the first non-profit organization in Virginia to develop and provide permanent supportive housing for homeless single adults. Since then, VSH continues its tradition of Making Homelessness History.