NLIHC released two new resources online: the Spring 2019 edition of Tenant Talk: Gentrification and Neighborhood Revitalization: What’s the Difference?, a publication for low-income residents, and Advocates’ Guide 2019: A Primer on Federal Affordable Housing & Community Development Programs, a comprehensive guide for advocates and others involved virtually any aspect of affordable housing and community development.
The newest edition of Tenant Talk explores the issues of gentrification, neighborhood revitalization, and resident displacement. The publication provides readers a review of how communities throughout the country are engaging to ensure that new development does not cause mass displacement of existing low-income renters and that development occurs in an equitable manner.
Tenant Talk illustrates how local communities are confronting displacement through community land trusts, rent control policies, just-cause eviction ordinances, community benefits agreements, tenant-option-to-purchase laws, regulations and taxes on AirBnbs, and vacancy taxes. The issue also explores the use of small area fair market rents and extended or permanent affordability to combat neighborhood displacement. Another article discusses how Opportunity Zones pose a potential threat that could drive gentrification in communities throughout the U.S. and how advocates can respond.
NLIHC distributes Tenant Talk on biannual basis. The publication highlights organizing successes in local communities and provides updates for resident leaders on federal policies of interest to them. If you would like Tenant Talk, Volume 10, Issue 1: Gentrification and Neighborhood Revitalization: What’s the Difference? mailed to you, please fill out this quick and easy form to let us know how many copies you would like to receive. Please share the form with others.
Advocates’ Guide 2019: A Primer on Federal Affordable Housing & Community Development Programs is this year’s edition of NLIHC’s comprehensive resource about virtually every affordable housing program and policy. The Guide, written by NLIHC staff and other leading experts in the field, contains synopses of housing and community development programs, laws, and regulations, as well as tools and information to guide advocates’ communications with legislative and executive branches of government and to mobilize advocacy campaigns. The Advocates’ Guide is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in or concerned about affordable housing and community development – to refresh your familiarity with housing programs, statutes, and regulations or to educate new employees working at affordable housing and community development agencies and organizations.
Printed copies of Tenant Talk and the Advocates’ Guide were made available first to attendees of the NLIHC 2019 Housing Policy Forum: Seizing the Moment for Bold Solutions, March 27-29.
Tenant Talk: Gentrification and Neighborhood Revitalization: What’s the Difference? is available at: https://bit.ly/2ZgnWTL
Advocates’ Guide 2019: A Primer on Federal Affordable Housing & Community Development Programs is available at: http://nlihc.org/library/guides