Could Rent Control Come Back?

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 (Happy New Year!)
In this Issue: Using Old Data to Debunk Gentrification's Role in Displacement
Rent Control Advocacy on the Rise? The Details Behind Mobility Patterns
Art's Power to Heal, and Destigmatize ● Also: Jobs ● Shelter Shorts
Oft-Quoted Gentrification Data is Glaringly Stale
Norman Oder, Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Report
Though it may be hard to argue with research, looked at in contemporary context, these studies, rather than dismiss the existence of displacement actually suggest support for it. Especially in New York City. Read Full Article
Could Rent Control Come Back?
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
The voices saying that rent control should be put back into the toolbox have gotten more numerous and loud—and active. I’m glad to see this, as rent regulations are among the most maligned and misunderstood policies out there—in large part because . . . Read Full Article
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Where the Displaced Are Going
Caroline Nagy and Leo Goldberg, Center for NYC Neighborhoods
Very little data exists regarding who is being displaced, where they are going, and what role financially-vulnerable homeowners have in the displacement phenomenon. We sought to begin to fill these gaps by looking . . . Read Full Article
How a Museum Integrates Trauma Recovery
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce 
When a supportive housing building has something in it that appeals to and can be visited by anyone, neither the building nor the residents . . . Read Full Article
Shelter Shorts
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Featured Bloggers
Bob Annibale, Citi ● Laura Barrett, Interfaith Worker Justice ● Murtaza Baxamusa, Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC ● Michael Bodaken, National Housing Trust ● Bill Bynum, HOPE Credit Union ● Steve DubbJamaal Green, Portland State University ● John Henneberger, Texas Low Income Housing Information Service ● David Holtzman, newspaper reporter and former planner ● Josh Ishimatsu, National CAPACD ● Rick Jacobus, Street Level Advisors ● Daniel Kravetz, freelance writer ● Alan Mallach, Center for Community Progress ● Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity ● Doug Ryan, Prosperity Now ● Josh Silver, NCRC ● James Tracy, San Francisco Community Land Trust ● Eva Wingren, Baltimore Community Foundation