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...
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...
War on Poverty - Wikipedia
Freddie Mac
The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC), known as Freddie Mac, is a public government-sponsored enterprise (GSE), headquartered in the Tyson's Corner CDP in unincorporated Fairfax County, V...
Michigan State Housing Development Authority
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is a quasi-public agency of the U.S. state of Michigan under the umbrella of the Michigan Strategic Fund.
MSHDA was created as a result of ...
Michigan State Housing Development Authority - Wikipedia
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...
Right to housing
The right to housing is the economic, social and cultural right to adequate housing and shelter. It is recognised in many national constitutions and in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and In...
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 ...
Public housing in Hong Kong - Wikipedia
Urban Land Committees
Urban Land Committees (Spanish: Comités de Tierras Urbanas, CTUs) are Venezuelan local neighbourhood committees which, in conjunction with Venezuelan Communal Councils, develop land titling in urban a...
Fanmi Lavalas
Fanmi Lavalas (English: Lavalas Family, Lavalas is the Creole for The shower or avalanche), is a leftist political party in Haiti. Its leader is former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. It...
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...
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...
Model dwellings company - Wikipedia
Piers Corbyn
Piers Richard Corbyn (born 10 March 1947) is the owner of the business WeatherAction which makes weather forecasts. It claims to make accurate forecasts up to a year in advance.
Corbyn was born i...
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...
Slum Dwellers International
Slum Dwellers International (SDI) or Shack Dwellers International as it is known in the African continent, is a global social movement of the urban poor started in 1996. SDI's President, Jockin Arputh...
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...
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs - Wikipedia
Jakub Polák (anarchist)
Jakub Polák (1 September 1952 – 25 September 2012) was a Czech anarchist and anti-racism activist. Polák was involved particularly in Roma rights and squatters' rights issues.Polák was born in Karlovy...
Sheila Y. Oliver
Sheila Y. Oliver (born July 14, 1952) is an American Democratic Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2004, where she represents the 34th legislative district. She...