Affordable housing
Affordable housing is housing deemed affordable to those with a median household income as rated by country, State (province), region or municipality by a recognized Housing Affordability Index. In Au...
Rent control - 1-BR, $1000: Rent Control in Court Test
A quarter of New York City's population now lives in rent-regulated apartments. Half of the city's private rental market and a third of total housing stock is subject to rent regulation. Rent-r...
Rent control - LA tenants battle landlord's online-only rent payment rule
The new rule requiring online payments was aimed at getting these residents — many of whom benefit from the city's rent-control policies — out of the building so that the management comp...
Rent control - The Legal War Over NYC's Rent Regulations
What's the difference between price controls on milk and price controls on rent? Do landlords in Manhattan and trailer-park owners near San Diego have the same rights? Is rent stabilization in ...
Child poverty
Child poverty refers to the phenomenon of children living in poverty. This applies to children that come from poor families or orphans being raised with limited, or in some cases absent, state resourc...
Model dwellings company
Model Dwellings Companies (MDCs) were a group of private companies in Victorian Britain that sought to improve the housing conditions of the working classes by building new homes for them, at the same...
Public housing
Public housing is a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. Social housing is an umbrella term referring to rental housing whic...
Rent control
Rent control is part of a system of rent regulation, administered by a court or a public authority, which limits the changes that can be made in the price of renting a house or other real property. Th...
Squatting
Squatting consists of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied area of land and/or a building – usually residential – that the squatter does not own, rent or otherwise have lawful permission to use.Autho...
2009 Loft Law Amendment
The Loft Law Amendment (also referred to as Expanded Loft Law) is a New York law that created a new window period for recognition of loft tenants that previously did not qualify under the original 198...
James Mpanza
James Mpanza (1889–1970) was convicted of both murder and fraud but he became a squatter leader in Johannesburg, South Africa from the mid-1940s until the late 1960s. In 1944 he led the land invasion ...
War on Poverty
The War on Poverty is the unofficial name for legislation first introduced by United States President Lyndon B. Johnson during his State of the Union address on January 8, 1964. This legislation was p...
Ramsden Estate (Orpington)
The Ramsden Estate is a council estate in Orpington, South East London part of the London Borough of Bromley. It was built in the 1950s after the boom in council housing developed after World War II.T...
Mount Laurel doctrine
The Mount Laurel doctrine is a controversial judicial interpretation of the New Jersey State Constitution. The doctrine requires that municipalities use their zoning powers in an affirmative manner to...
A Place to Live
A Place to Live is a 1941 documentary film directed by Irving Lerner and produced by the Philadelphia Housing Association, a nonprofit affordable housing advocacy group. The film was designed to cal...
Public housing in Hong Kong
Public housing in Hong Kong is a set of mass housing programmes through which the Government of Hong Kong provides affordable housing for lower-income residents. It is a major component of housing in ...
Take Back the Land
Take Back the Land is an American organisation based in Miami, Florida devoted to blocking evictions, and rehousing homeless people in foreclosed houses. Take Back the Land was formed in October 2006...
Exclusionary zoning
Exclusionary zoning is the utilization of zoning ordinances to exclude certain types of people from a given community. This mechanism began gaining prominence in land-use regulations throughout the Un...
Tenants Purchase Scheme
Tenants Purchase Scheme (Chinese: 租者置其屋計劃; Jyutping: zou1 ze2 zi3 kei4 nguk1 gai3 waak6; TPS) is a scheme which allows tenants in public housing estates under Hong Kong Housing Authority to pu...
Squatting in the United States
In the United States, squatting laws vary from state to state and city to city. For the most part, it is rarely tolerated to any degree for long, particularly in cities. There have been a few exceptio...
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) is a not-for-profit organization based in Chicago, Ill., that works with diverse neighborhoods and community groups to battle discrimination, antisemitism, pover...
Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la Vivienda para los Trabajadores
The Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la Vivienda para los Trabajadores (Infonavit) is the Mexican federal institute for worker’s housing, founded in 1972, and located at Barranca del Muerto 280, in Mex...
Inclusionary zoning
Inclusionary zoning, also known as inclusionary housing, is an American term which refers to municipal and county planning ordinances that require a given share of new construction to be affordable by...
Children's Defense Fund
The Children's Defense Fund is an American child advocacy and research group, founded in 1973 by Marian Wright Edelman. Its motto Leave No Child Behind reflects its mission to advocate on behalf of ch...