Randy Shaw urges more nationwide affordable housing.
Letter to Sister Bernie Galvin from HUD Secretary
HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo writes to Sister Bernie Galvin, acknowledging her role in mobilizing over 300 interfaith leaders to push for affordable housing and outlining improvements made by HUD to Section 8 voucher and public housing programs.
Housing America Calls For National Campaign
The success achieved by Housing America in gaining support for their pressure of the federal government to focus on affordable housing is due in part to their targeted, grassroots appeals to their constituents.
Mayors Push for Postage
Mayor Gavin Newson advocates for SRO residents to have their mail sorted. Until now SROs have received a single bulk drop of mail leaving busy workers to sort or not sort at all. Receiving mail plays a large role in finding jobs and resources.
Landlords Win Ellis Ruling
A panel of three judges says an eviction cannot be challenged as retaliatory if the Ellis Act was properly invoked.
A New Direction: How FHA Surpluses Can Solve America’s Housing Crisis
Housing America publishes realistic solutions to the affordable housing crisis, receiving national attention.
Media Coverage for “Religious Leaders National Call for Affordable Housing”
A glimpse at the nationwide media attention earned by Housing America and Religious Witness with Homeless People’s “National Call for Affordable Housing.”
S.F. Landlord-Tenant Accord Scuttled by Renters Groups
Landlords look to be able to pass costs of improvements onto renters. Renters and tenants rights associations say that could lead to much higher rents on controlled units, hurting the low and middle income renters.
$5 Billion FHA Surplus Could Provide Homes for 200,000 Families
Housing America and National People’s Action join forces to recommend use of the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA’s) excessive surplus to help solve the country’s affordable housing crisis.
Housing Crisis Solution Posed
“Use the money generated by housing for housing,” said THC’s Executive Director, Randy Shaw, in a 2000 interview. Randy echoed the voices of other housing advocates proposing the use of the $5 billion FHA surplus to build affordable housing.