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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Affordability of housing in Canada
Affordability of housing in Canada presents a complex paradox. By 2004 1.7 million Canadians had housing affordability issues, yet Canada is considered to be among the more affordable places to live, ...
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...
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...
Local Housing Allowance
Local Housing Allowance (LHA) was introduced on 7 April 2008 to provide Housing Benefit entitlement for tenants renting private sector accommodation in England, Scotland and Wales. The LHA system intr...
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...