Affordable / Assisted

150 sites listed

 
Affordable Housing Development Corporation
http://www.ahdc.com/
This is the site for a multidisciplinary planning and development firm with primary practice along the east coast and the Rocky Mountain range. Their site includes information for and about municipalities and community development groups, as well AHDC’s recent projects and links to related sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Katonah, New York, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New York, National, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Design / Architectural, Neighborhood / Community
 
Albermarle County Office of Housing
http://monticello.avenue.gen.va.us/Gov/Albemarle/housing.html
“The Office of Housing provides Comprehensive Housing Counseling Services for all citizens of Albermarle County, and Financial Rental Assistance for low and moderate income residents.” Information on this site includes their programs, services, contact information, and information about related local agencies.
Rating: Informative
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Virginia, State / Regional / Local, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
Alpha One
http://www.alpha-one.org/
A Maine non-profit organization run by and for people with disabilities, the Alpha One site provides disability information, programs, services and resources.
Rating: Recommended
Location: South Portland, Maine, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Maine, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Assisted Living
 
 
Alpha One’s Accessible Housing Information
http://www.alpha-one.org/housing.htm
A part of the primary Alpha One site, this page provides a wealth of information about The Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, accessible design, low cost solutions, and Fair Housing.
Rating: Excellent
Location: South Portland, Maine, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Maine, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Assisted Living
 
American Housing Survey
http://www.huduser.org/data/other/ahs.html
“The national American Housing Survey, conducted every 2 years by the Bureau of Census for HUD, provides detailed data on housing costs, home financing, household equipment, housing and neighborhood conditions, and the households that occupy them. Data are based on a sample of 55,000 housing units and are reported by region and nationally.” This data, along with prior surveys are available to download.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community
 
Arcosanti
http://www.arcosanti.org/
This is an excellent site detailing the birth, construction and reasons behind Arcosanti, the experimental town in the high desert of Arizona housing 7000 people. Demonstrating ways to improve urban conditions and lessen destructive impacts on the earth, the site highlights the artistic, energy efficient and affordable means of construction, includes event and workshop information, is fully searchable, and is available in English, Italian, Spanish or German.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Mayer, Arizona, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Arizona, Multi-National, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
Ashland Assisted Housing Authority Community Development Agency
http://www.ramlink.net/aaha/
The site for this HUD-cooperative agency providing local housing assistance includes a description of the program, requirements for assistance, and agency contact information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Ashland, Kentucky, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Kentucky, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted
 
Australian Capital Territory Housing Assistance Act of 1987
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/act/consol_act/haa1987207/
This site provides the entire Act online, and includes information about the Commissioner of Housing, Housing Assistance Programs, and financial arrangements for the Australian Capital Territory.
Rating: Informative
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Related pages: AustraliaAustralia, Australian Capital Territory, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
http://www.ahuri.edu.au/
This site provides information to government and private organizations wishing to develop policy and programs in urban and housing research. Details are also included about housing policy and development, a variety of resources dealing with research, education, communication. It includes a nice array of links to related sites worldwide, as well.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Related pages: AustraliaAustralia, Victoria, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted
 
Australian Housing Assistance Act 1996
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/haa1996207/
This site provides the entire Act online, and includes information about Housing Assistance, research grants and funding, and other financial arrangements for Australia’s housing.
Rating: Informative
Location: Australia
Related pages: Australia, National, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
Beaver Housing Group
http://members.aol.com/beavgroup/hpage.htm
A major provider of rented, shared ownership and special needs accommodations in London, the Beaver House site includes projects, links, and other information about affordable rented housing, shared ownership and similar housing associations.
Rating: Informative
Location: London, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted
 
Best Practices For Human Settlements Database
http://www.bestpractices.org/
“This searchable database contains proven solutions to common urban problems facing the world’s cities today.” A variety of projects are discussed, including those relating to affordable housing, homelessness, land usage, construction techniques, home financing, and a wealth of related issues, such as poverty, education, sustainability, economic development, social services, gender equity and equality, environmental protection, and other urban issues. Full project descriptions are provided only if you have an account with them.
Rating: Excellent
Location: New York, New York, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New York, Multi-National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Hospice / HealthcareShelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Beth Johnson Housing Group
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/bjhg/
The site for an English housing association, information is provided about their ongoing projects and programs, and includes a large list of links to English housing-related publications, political parties, networks, associations, and financial institutions.
Rating: Informative
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted
 
Bethesda Project
http://www.netaxs.com/people/bethesda/
This site highlights Bethesda’s mission to “nurture the possibilities of common life in small communities of disabled, homeless, single people, so that they can serve themselves, care for one another, and support one another’s needs, ambitions, and hopes.” Information provided includes their goals, services, various shelters (with location and contact information provided), and their volunteer needs.
Rating: Informative
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Pennsylvania, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Assisted Living, Cohousing / CooperativeShelter / HomelessSingle Room OccupancyTransitional
 
Bob’s Open Door
http://www.cix.co.uk/~franklin/
With the self-proclaimed mission statement “Open Door is committed to bringing you subjective, unreliable, and probably out of date comments on social housing websites,” this site includes a wonderful array of housing-related sites. Be sure to check out Bob’s downloadable “Affordability Spreadsheet.”
Rating: Recommended
Location: London, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Broadland Housing Association.
http://www.broadland-housing.org.uk/
Although the site indicates that “this non-profit housing agency provides homes for people in housing need, including families, single persons, the elderly, and those in special need,” the site is woefully lacking in other information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Norwich, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing
 
Bromford Carinthia Housing Association
http://www.telford.gov.uk/bromcar.htm
Geared toward redeveloping vacant properties, maintaining community atmosphere, and creating housing for those with special needs, this Housing Association site lists project and office locations and details projects to date.
Rating: Informative
Location: Wolverhampton, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Neighborhood / Community
 
California Department of Development Services Affordable Housing Guide
http://www.dds.cahwnet.gov/ah01.htm
This site contains information for “persons seeking affordable housing or for persons who are working to increase the affordable housing options for persons with developmental disabilities.” It includes resources about renting a home, buying a home, developing affordable housing, accessibility and Fair Housing, and seeking funding for similar programs and projects.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted
 
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/cmhc.html
This site includes a variety of information for buyers, builders, researchers, buying a home, getting a mortgage, energy efficiency, home security and safety, housing research, job opportunities, housing market information, publications, and AffordAbility home financing software. This corporation also strives to assist in providing services and housing for low-income, elderly, native Canadian, or ill persons. The site is searchable, and available in English or French.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Ontario, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Special Interest / Minority
 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/cfda/
This site contains information on all financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by the departments and establishments of the United States Federal government, and is fully indexed with program descriptions, application information and other pertinent topics.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community
 
Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/
This site includes information about every subject covered by the United States Census, and is fully searchable. Frequently updated, it provides the most current housing information in a variety of formats and subject headings for your ease of location, with most indexed, obviously, under the “H” heading.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Design / Architectural, Neighborhood / Community, Hospice / HealthcareShelter / Homeless
 
Center for Housing and Urban Development — Texas A & M University
http://chud.tamu.edu/chud/chud.html
This site details CHUD’s research and outreach programs in Texas, including their Colonias program designed to assist residents of low income settlements in improving the quality of their lives (with a PowerPoint presentation that, although slow, is excellent); Project Unity; the Target Cities Program; and their Community Planning and Design Program.
Rating: Recommended
Location: College Station, Texas, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Texas, State / Regional / Local, University Program, Affordable / Assisted, Neighborhood / Community
 
Center for Women in Transition
http://www.prairienet.org/cwt/
The Center for Women in Transition “provides shelter and support services to women and families to establish independent living situations.” Their site offers information and resources to the community, details their programs, projects, and services, provides volunteer information, and includes stories of their residents’ lives.
Rating: Informative
Location: Champaign, Illinois, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Illinois, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Centre for Housing Research and Urban Studies — University of Glasgow
http://www.gla.ac.uk/Inter/CHRUS/
This site provides information about the Centre’s programs and studies, ongoing research, related information, and links to similar housing research institutes. Their main study focus lies in housing finance and economics, housing and urban society, and urban change and policy.
Rating: Informative
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Related pages: UKUK, Scotland, National, University Program, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
Champaign-Urbana Tenant Union
http://www.tenant.net/Other_Areas/Illinois/CUTU/cutuhtm.html
This site disseminates information to Champaign-Urbana residents about preventing and resolving landlord-tenant conflicts, and provides access to counseling, mediation, information, and community education programs to promote safe, decent, affordable housing options.
Rating: Informative
Location: Champaign, Illinois, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Illinois, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing
 
Chartered Institute of Housing — London Chapter
http://www.focusnet.co.uk/cih/
The online newsletter meant to keep branch members informed of events, this site maintains a library of past presentations related to elderly and disabled housing, as well as general housing issues and discussions. Unfortunately, it is not well updated or maintained, which makes it rather frustrating to use.
Rating: Informative
Location: London, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, State / Regional / Local, Membership Group, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Neighborhood / Community, Assisted Living, Hospice / Healthcare
 
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
http://enteract.com/~cch/
CCH is “dedicated to addressing the emergency needs of homeless persons and the primary causes of homelessness in Chicago, such as lack of affordable housing and jobs that pay a living wage.” Their site discusses these issues and also includes descriptions of recent accomplishments, projects, committees and membership opportunities.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Illinois, State / Regional / Local, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Shelter / Homeless
 
Cleveland Tenants Organization
http://little.nhlink.net/nhlink/housing/cto/cto.htm
Information about tenant rights and local housing opportunities and organizations in the Cleveland area is provided on this site. It is not comprehensive, but useful for Cleveland residents and renters nationwide.
Rating: Informative
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Ohio, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
COMM-ORG: The On-Line Conference on Community Organizing and Development
http://uac.rdp.utoledo.edu/comm-org/
“Available at this site, or linked to it: information from and about community organizing groups and networks; resources to help create community-controlled plans and then development; resources to help communities conduct “action research” on their own or with higher education partners; a “Policy Page” where you can find links to government and policy web sites and where our members post information about current issues and announcements; advice on how to use the Internet in activism; information on community organizing funders, technical assistance providers, and training materials; teaching and research resources such as course syllabi, research archives, and on-line readings from both academic and activist sources; and a working papers and reviews page containing original papers and book reviews.”
Rating: Recommended
Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Ohio, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
Community Connections
http://www.comcon.org/
This site is “The Information Center for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Office of Community Planning and Development,” and provides program regulations, descriptions of model programs, case studies of affordable housing initiatives, publications on expanding affordable housing opportunities, funding information, training and conference announcements, and referrals to technical assistance providers.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community
 
Community Design Opportunities
http://www.designcorps.org/designcorps.html
This excellent site includes so much information about community design, student involvement, ongoing projects, selected bibliographies, design professionals, locating grants, and innovations in the design profession, that you will not know what to read first.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Pennsylvania, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Community Self-Build — Scotland
http://wkweb1.cableinet.co.uk/csbs/
This site promotes CSBS’ desire to deliver more housing through the mechanism of community self-build–constructing or redeveloping their own housing with the aid of knowledgeable volunteers. Other information includes how to secure financing for a project, how to develop a project, news, and links to related sites.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Related pages: UKUK, Scotland, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Neighborhood / Community
 
Community Services Planning Council
http://www.sacramento.org/cspc/
The CSPC and its site coordinate programs serving children, seniors, medically underserved, hungry and homeless people and nonprofit organizations in the Sacramento area. Information included on this site: provided services, ongoing programs and projects, contact and assistance information, and research and resource links.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Special Interest / Minority, Assisted Living, Hospice / HealthcareShelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, Inc. (CARE)
http://www.care.org/
CARE is one of the world’s largest international development and relief organizations. Programs detailed on this site include those related to emergency relief and rehabilitation, education, children’s health, reproductive health, water and sanitation, small economic activity development, agriculture, community development and environment.
Rating: Informative
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Georgia, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / Homeless
 
Cooperative Housing Federation of Canada
http://www.chfc.ca/
This site details the benefits of co-operative housing, detailing its affordability, community atmosphere, security of tenure and democratic control. Educational materials, related sites, principles of co-operative housing establishments, and Canadian resources are also provided. Available in English or French.
Rating: Informative
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Ontario, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
Department of Housing and Urban Development
http://www.hud.gov/
The site for the United States’ primary Housing agency, this page includes everything you ever wanted to know about the ongoings of the Department. It contains a variety of information about business opportunities, communities, homes (buying, renting, finding), and HUD news. Updated nearly every day, this is an excellent site.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions Housing Division
http://www.housing.detr.gov.uk/
This site contains information about their various programs and services, including Housing and Community Care, Council Tenants’ Charter, a Housing Database of unit availability, Housing and Construction Legislation, and their Housing and Regeneration Newsletter. Although limited in its scope, it should prove useful for people interested in United Kingdom’s housing issues.
Rating: Informative
Location: London, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
Design Center for American Urban Landscape — University of Minnesota
http://gumby.arch.umn.edu/dcaul/DCAUL.html
This web site provides an overview of their mission, publications and staff, including community development, public housing, and sustainable development projects.
Rating: Informative
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Minnesota, State / Regional / Local, University Program, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / CooperativeShelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Design Site
http://www.atsrc.com/des-site/
A website for architecture and design related information, products and services, this site maintains a large searchable database and links to a wide variety of related sites.
Rating: Recommended
Location: New York, New York, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New York, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Earthship Global Website
http://www.earthship.org/
“The Earthship is a completely independent globally oriented dwelling unit made from materials that are indigenous to the entire planet. The major structural building component of the Earthship is recycled automobile tires filled with compacted earth to form a rammed earth brick encased in steel belted rubber. This brick and the resulting bearing walls it forms is virtually indestructible.” This site details the home plans, energy efficiency, materials, waster, water, power, heating and cooling, and affordability.
Rating: Excellent
Location: El Prado, New Mexico, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New Mexico, Multi-National, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Edmonton Department of Planning and Development
http://www.gov.edmonton.ab.ca/planning/
This site covers all of the department’s projects, programs, and responsibilities, graphically depicts zoning requirements, has application regulations and forms, and describes in detail all services provided, relating to housing, zoning, planning, neighborhood developments, and more.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Alberta, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
Emergency Program for Reducing Housing Construction Costs
http://www.jef.or.jp/news/housing.html
This site includes design guidelines, importing of materials, and other suggestions for community realization of lowered cost housing covered in Japan’s 1996 plans for reducing housing costs.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Japan
Related pages: Japan, National, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Neighborhood / Community
 
Encyclopedia of Housing
http://www.sagepub.com/sagepage/encyclopedia_of_housing.htm
An excellent site detailing the newly released master reference book, this site includes the master list of entries, excerpts, and the introduction. Entries include brief definitions, historical background, descriptive statistics, policy analysis, critical assessment, and suggestions for further study, listing classic works and key publications.
Rating: Excellent
Location: California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Assisted Living, Cohousing / CooperativeHospice / HealthcareManufacturedShelter / HomelessSingle Room OccupancyTransitional
 
Eugene Committee for Affordable Housing
http://www.efn.org/~cfah/
This site has been created to serve as a “electronic clearinghouse” for information regarding the passage of the Eugene Affordable Housing Utility Consumption Tax, a measure intended to provide resources to help build and develop affordable housing. Links to other housing resources are also included.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Oregon, State / Regional / Local, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
European Federation of National Organizations working with the Homeless (FEANTSA)
http://s1.cxwms.ac.uk/Academic/AGPU/staffpag/robinson/interest/homeless/feantsa.html
This site identifies FEANTSA’s policy goals, research activities, current lobbying, publications and other information about the groups’ efforts to alleviate homelessness in Europe. Organizational structure, the Federation’s members, and contact information is also provided. Unfortunately, there are no links to projects, ongoing studies, sites, or groups.
Rating: Informative
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Related pages: Belgium, Multi-National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Shelter / Homeless
 
Fair Housing Information Clearinghouse
http://www.circsol.com/fairhousing/
The HUD-sponsored Clearinghouse site provides some of the most commonly requested Fair Housing materials, including general information and publications in both English and Spanish. Materials about the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP), Fair Housing planning, Fair Lending “Best Practices” Agreements, Section 3, information about accessibility products and services, and links to Fair Housing resources are also available.
Rating: Informative
Location: McLean, Virginia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Virginia, National, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
Fannie Mae Foundation
http://www.fanniemaefoundation.org/
“The Fannie Mae Foundation supports national and local nonprofit organizations working to provide decent and affordable housing, and otherwise improve the quality of life, in communities throughout the United States.” Information on their site includes past newsletters, their annual report, and descriptions of projects and programs to help the homeless, housing research, and community outreach services.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / Homeless
 
First Community Village
http://www.firstcommunity.org/fc.html
The home of a continuing care retirement community in suburban Ohio, this site contains information about the Village’s services, amenities, security, religious offerings, floor plans, fees and contact information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Upper Arlington, Ohio, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Ohio, State / Regional / Local, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Special Interest / Minority, Design / Architectural, Assisted Living, Hospice / Healthcare
 
First Place Family Center
http://www.efn.org/~fpfc/
This site details the services provided by the Center, whose goal is to primarily serve the needs of homeless and low-income families with children. Their program offers a unique and cost effective method of providing services by volunteers, both in the night shelter program and the day use facility. Other information provided includes links to related services and agencies, and contact information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Oregon, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Foothill Family Shelter
http://www.csz.com/community/service/ffs/html/ffs.html
This site contains information about this transitional facility for homeless families with children from the west end of San Bernardino County and the east end of Los Angeles county. Resident qualifications, shelter services and contact information are provided on this site.
Rating: Informative
Location: Upland, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA)
http://www.villagebanking.org/
This site details FINCA’s efforts to assist families in poverty through methods of village banking–a means to provide small business loans within communities by residents themselves–both internationally and within the US. Primarily lead by female residents, this programs lends itself to empowerment not only based within the community, business sector or low-income residents, but within the gender as well.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Neighborhood / Community
 
Freddie Mac
http://www.freddiemac.com/
This site details the corporation’s dedication to “making the dream of decent, accessible housing a reality.” Information contained includes suggestions, projects, and programs geared toward homebuyers, communities, and lenders.
Rating: Informative
Location: McLean, Virginia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Virginia, National, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Neighborhood / Community
 
Fund for an OPEN Society
http://www.libertynet.org/~open/
This is the site for a “national organization that provides substantial support for people to help sustain or promote racially integrated neighborhoods.” The site includes information about the Philadelphia region, OPEN publications, supporters, guidelines, qualifications, and related topics.
Rating: Informative
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Pennsylvania, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Special Interest / Minority
 
GreenHOME Project
http://www.greenhome.org/
This site is home to a “coalition of local design professionals and environmental organizations who are researching, designing, and building an affordable, energy and resource efficient house in partnership with Washington, DC Habitat for Humanity.” Facts about landscaping, recycling, energy efficiency, composting and related constructing methods are included, as well as volunteer opportunities and contact information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Habitat — United Nations Center for Human Settlements (UNCHS)
http://www.unhabitat.org/
This site provides information about all of the United Nation’s work in the fields of housing, sustainable development, and research. An excellent compilation, much of the information is available in English, French or Spanish.
Rating: Excellent
Location: World
Related pages: World, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Habitat Agenda and the Istanbul Declaration
http://www.unhabitat.org/agenda/
Set up in book-format, this site includes the entire Habitat agenda and declaration which contain requisites for human settlements, fair and equal housing, sustainability, development management, gender equality, and financing possibilities. The materials are downloadable, and are available in English, French, or Spanish.
Rating: Excellent
Location: World
Related pages: World, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Habitat for Humanity Affiliate Website Directory
http://www.habitat.org/Links/
Jason Wyckoff has created this searchable index of all the various Habitat for Humanity sites from around the world. This site contains over 97 links to Habitat sites in 35 states and nations.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Illinois, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Design / Architectural
 
Habitat II — The Second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements
http://www.cedar.univie.ac.at/data/habitat/
This searchable site includes background information about the international conference, as well as publications, press releases, resources, plans of action, and other related information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Vienna, Austria
Related pages: Austria, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
HandsNet
http://www.handsnet.org/handsnet/
The Housing and Community Development Forum on this site “serves national, state, and local organizations building and supporting low-income housing, advocating for low-income communities, organizing neighborhoods and others involved in community development.” Membership is required to receive full access to their services, programs, and publications, although some information is provided about those free of charge.
Rating: Informative
Location: Cupertino, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Higher Ground: Faith Communities and Community Building
http://www.hud.gov/sessay5.html
Written in 1996 by then-Secretary of United States’ Housing and Urban Development Henry G. Cisneros, this site details in book-format the potential religious institutions have to contribute to community rebuilding and housing in our cities’ decaying centers.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community
 
HomeAid America
http://www.HomeAid.org/
“HomeAid’s mission is to build or renovate shelters for transitionally homeless men, women and children,” and their site lists pertinent press releases, events, projects, programs, and other homelessness information.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Irvine, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Homebuyer’s Fair
http://www.homefair.com/
This site provides a wealth of information about the process of moving, mortgages, buying your first home and deciding where to move. It also includes software to help you calculate mortgages and salaries, compare two cities, examine demographics, and choose the best cities to live.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Arizona, National, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Neighborhood / Community
 
Homeless Online: The Coalition on Homelessness
http://www.homeless.org/
“Homeless Online has been created in an effort to unify online resources for the benefit of the homeless population,” and their brief site strives to “develop and advocate effective and humane services, employment, and housing for homeless and low-income people.” This site includes details of the San Francisco and Palo Alto chapters and information how to volunteer, become a member, or reach other homelessness resources.
Rating: Informative
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, State / Regional / Local, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Homes For Change
http://www.gabriel.co.uk/heaven/h4c/h4c.html
“Homes for Change is a co-operative venture generating a mixture of housing and workspace in the United Kingdom,” whose goal is to “to prove that quality design is affordable for just about anyone. No longer can poor quality housing be justified on the basis of cost.” Project photographs and plans, as well as goals, history and a handbook for co-operative development design are included on the site.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Manchester, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Design / Architectural, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
Housing and Household Amenities
http://kennedy.soc.surrey.ac.uk/qb/topics/housing_level_1.htm
This site contains information about, and results from, a United Kingdom survey of housing and housing amenities.
Rating: Recommended
Location: England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Housing Corporation
http://www.demon.co.uk/hcorp/
This site is the home of “a public body supporting social housing in England by working with Registered Social Landlords and others to provide good homes for those in housing need.” While the effort seems worthwhile, there is little information provided on their homepage.
Rating: Informative
Location: London, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
Housing for Seniors: Developing Successful Projects
http://www.uli.org/presroom/pr950707.htm
This site contains a 1995 press release from the Urban Land Institute about the release of this book regarding elderly housing and related issues. Ordering information is available.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Neighborhood / Community, Assisted Living, Hospice / Healthcare
 
Housing Management
http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/chp/hm.htm
This site details publication information about various Housing Management books and articles available from the University of York.
Rating: Recommended
Location: York, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, Index / Periodical, University Program, Affordable / Assisted, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / CooperativeShelter / Homeless
 
Housing Today
http://www.housingtoday.org.uk/
This is the site for the online version of “UK’s leading weekly magazine for social housing providers.” It contains the latest articles and features, job listings, links to related resources, a searchable archive of past issues, directory of products and services, events and subscription information, and is very well organized and easy use.
Rating: Recommended
Location: London, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
HUDUser: Web Office of Policy Development and Research
http://www.huduser.org/
This excellent site provides information about HUD’s publications, research and development, programs and initiatives, and an extensive searchable list of housing related links. Also included in this list are a variety of data sets containing information about a variety of United States housing statistics, trends, tax credits, mortgages, and cities. Various publications are also available for browsing and purchase online.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community
 
ImproveNet
http://www.improvenet.com/
This is an excellent site for anyone looking to build, design, remodel or reconstruct housing in the United States. It provides a database of contractors, designers, lenders and products to assist persons of any income level in creating exciting housing arrangements. The page also includes a design gallery, past issues of their online magazine, and a variety of means of communication with site owners and site users for advice, suggestions, and general discussion.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Palo Alto, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Info Xchange
http://www.infoxchange.net.au/
This site provides information about a variety of housing services, programs, support, training and accommodations for all types of residents in Australia (including those in community housing, homeless shelters, youth housing, transitional housing, and private rental markets for youth and adults).
Rating: Recommended
Location: Victoria, Australia
Related pages: AustraliaAustralia, Victoria, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
InnVision
http://www.innvision.sj.ca.us./
“InnVision is dedicated to helping individuals and families break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.” Their site provides information about their short-term housing, long-term housing and comprehensive support services. Additional information is provided about receiving meals, homelessness, programs, employment, shelters, community links, and how to become a volunteer.
Rating: Informative
Location: San Jose, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, State / Regional / Local, Membership Group, Affordable / Assisted, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Inside Housing: The National Voice of Housing
http://www.atlas.co.uk/inside/
This is the site of a weekly news magazine aimed at all working in or concerned with social housing across the United Kingdom. It features UK housing links, job listings, their services, programs and events, as well as subscription information.
Rating: Informative
Location: UK
Related pages: UK, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable, Hospice / HealthcareShelter / Homeless
 
Institute of Urban Studies — University of Winnipeg
http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/~ius/ius.htm
This site details the Institute’s research in housing, health, community and neighborhood planning and development, urban policy and municipal government, program evaluation, social-demographic issues and Aboriginal issues, and provides information about their services and current research.
Rating: Informative
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Manitoba, National, University Program, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community
 
Institute on Race and Poverty — University of Minnesota
http://www.umn.edu/irp/
“Created to focus attention on the unique dynamic created by the intersection of racial segregation and poverty,” this site highlights the Institute’s work with communities, organizers, developers, agencies and corporations to alleviate racial segregation and poverty. The site includes their research, publications, events and conferences, press releases, and related sites, topics and readings. Newly added is their final report entitled “Examining the Relationship Between Housing, Education, and Persistent Segregation.”
Rating: Informative
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Minnesota, National, University Program, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Shelter / Homeless
 
Intentional Communities
http://www.well.com/user/cmty/
Sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Communities, this is a comprehensive site of Intentional Communities worldwide (cohousing, ecovillages, communes, co-ops, and urban housing cooperatives). The site includes a massive directory of communities, their magazine, extensive background information about Intentional Communities and a wide collection of related information.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Rutledge, Missouri, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Missouri, Multi-National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
International Downtown Association
http://ida-downtown.org/
This site for the IDA provides information about its goal, programs, services, awards, members, conferences, and publications. Striving to promote urban centers as vibrant places to live, work, and recreate, the site includes information about how to do so, and links to related sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, Multi-National, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
International Homeless Discussion List and Archives
http://csf.Colorado.EDU/homeless/
This is an excellent site that includes a comprehensive list of links discussing homelessness issues, resources, discussion lists, health and medical services, and policy issues.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Ashland, Oregon, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Oregon, Multi-National, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
International Society of City and Regional Planners
http://titsoc.soc.titech.ac.jp/isocarp/
This site contains information about ISOCARP’s programs, services, objectives, conferences, and related issues. Topics of interest include urban and regional planning, planning theory, planning management, urban and regional design, urban and regional renewal, housing/habitat, sustainable development, transport and mobility, architectural design, urban history/heritage, and related disciplines.
Rating: Informative
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Related pages: Netherlands, Multi-National, Membership Group, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Joint Center for Housing Studies — Harvard University
http://ksgwww.harvard.edu/~ksgpress/catjchs.htm
The Center and its site seek “to identify and analyze key issues that demonstrate the importance of decent and affordable housing as both a priority and a challenge for the United States.” Unfortunately, only minimal catalog information is provided about the Center, its programs and services, and research.
Rating: Informative
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Massachusetts, National, University Program, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
http://www.jrf.org.uk/
This site “supports programs of research and innovative development in the fields of housing, social care and social policy,” includes its publications, and contains a vast amount of research findings in a fully searchable database.
Rating: Recommended
Location: York, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Assisted Living, Hospice / HealthcareShelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Klaus Novy Institut
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/K_Novy_Inst/kni_eng.htm
This site focuses on the Institut’s interest in housing reform, the co-operative housing movement, and contemporary issues in urban and housing research. The site also includes working papers, housing research, projects, urban ecology information, and an excellent links page. Available in English and German.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Koln, Germany
Related pages: Germany, National, Affordable / Assisted, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Liverpool Housing Trust
http://www.lht.co.uk/
This Trust and site “exist to promote and provide high quality affordable housing services for people in need within and around Merseyside through the efficient use of human, physical and financial resources and the active participation of tenants in the management and control of the association.” Providing information about social housing in the United Kingdom and worldwide, this site also includes an excellent links page, and listing of their services, tenancies and supported initiatives.
Rating: Informative
Location: Liverpool, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
Los Angeles Housing Department
http://www.ci.la.ca.us/dept/LAHD/
This is an excellent homepage which includes a variety of information about LAHD’s projects, data, assistance, contact information, and an excellent links page to their services and information.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Hospice / Healthcare
 
MAGNA
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/MagnaHA/
MAGNA has a “commitment to providing good quality affordable homes wherever there is a housing need.” The slightly outdated site for this UK Housing Development Corporation has information about its past projects, ongoing programs, continued services, and has links to other UK housing corporations.
Rating: Informative
Location: Dorset, UK
Related pages: UK, National, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
Maine State Housing Authority
http://www.mainehousing.org/
The mission of the Maine State Housing Authority is to “assist Maine’s residents in obtaining and maintaining decent, safe, affordable housing and providing services suitable to their unique housing needs.” This graphically-heavy site includes a lot of information about first time homebuyers, housing rates, and technical housing assistance, as well as related housing division programs.
Rating: Informative
Location: Augusta, Maine, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Maine, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
Maritime Housing Association
http://www.merseyworld.com/maritime/
“The aim of the Maritime Housing Association is to provide good quality, affordable housing for rent or for sale to people who are homeless, living in poor and/or overcrowded conditions, or who need re-housing for medical or social reasons.” This site has limited descriptions of the Association’s services and goals, but has an lengthy list of United Kingdom housing related sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Liverpool, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing
 
Maybeck’s “Sack” House Technique Anew
http://www.inforamp.net/~vitruv/magazine/current/mat01.html
This site contains an article from the June 1996 Vitruvius Online Magazine about affordable housing built in Hawaii from sand, cement, jute, and burlap bags.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Hawaii, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Hawaii, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Metropolitan Planning Council
http://www.metroplanning.org/
A site for coalition of “business, civic, and planning leaders working in the public interest to achieve policy that enhances the vitality and livability of the Chicago metropolitan region,” it includes the MPC history, publications, projects, and housing updates for the region.
Rating: Informative
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Illinois, State / Regional / Local, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)
http://www.nahro.org/
This site is home to the NAHRO whose mission is to be “the leading housing and community development advocate for the provision of adequate and affordable housing and strong, viable communities for all Americans, particularly those with low- and moderate-incomes.” The site includes information about membership, publications, conferences, seminars, affordable housing and HOME, and an excellent links page. Becoming a member of NAHB gives you additional access to their online resources.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
National Coalition for the Homeless
http://nch.ari.net/
This is a site from one of the United States’ foremost national advocacy networks for ending homelessness. Especially notable here is a narrative describing one family’s path into homelessness, and the Coalition’s searchable database of bibliographic resources available for purchase. Also included are facts about homelessness, links to current legislation and policy issues on the topic, a directory of state and national organizations on homelessness, upcoming conferences, and other useful resources.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Shelter / HomelessSingle Room OccupancyTransitional
 
National Commission on Civic Renewal
http://www.puaf.umd.edu/civicrenewal/
The purpose of this organization is to “assess the condition of civic engagement in the United States today and to propose specific actions — to be undertaken by the public, private, and voluntary sectors as well as by individuals — that could improve this condition.” Their website includes information about their governmental members, session transcripts, newsletters, and a healthy list of links to national and local community-based organizations.
Rating: Informative
Location: College Park, Maryland, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Maryland, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
National Community Reinvestment Coalition
http://www.ffhsj.com/fairlend/ncrc.htm
This site, on the Fair Lending Guide page, is the home of this agency who “seeks to increase fair and equal access to credit and banking services for lower income and minority communities.” Their site includes minimal information about objectives, services, and publications, but contact information is provided.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Special Interest / Minority
 
National Fair Housing Advocate
http://www.fairhousing.com/
Produced in cooperation with HUD and the Tennessee Fair Housing Council, this site has a variety of news headlines, information about meetings, conferences, job listings, HUD updates, and links to countless related websites.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Tennessee, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority
 
National Housing Federation
http://www.housing.org.uk/
This site provides detailed information about the latest news in housing policy and planning in the United Kingdom. Purchasable publications, free resources, and links to a variety of related UK sites are provided.
Rating: Informative
Location: London, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
National Housing Institute
http://nhi.org/
The Institute and its website examine issues of “poverty and racism, disinvestment and lack of employment, safety, education, and breakdown of the social fabric” in effort to alleviate the crisis in American housing and community. The searchable site provides past and current issues of their newsletter “Shelterforce,” policy alerts, research and reports, as well as employment opportunities within the housing field.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community
 
National Leased Housing Association
http://www.worldweb.net/~hudnlha/
This site focuses on NLHA’s efforts in “dealing with changing political and economic realities of low and moderate income rental housing.” Membership, meeting, and organization information is provided along with a few important housing related links.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted
 
Neighborhood Knowledge Los Angeles
http://nkla.sppsr.ucla.edu/
Sponsored by the University of California at Los Angeles, this site provides access to a local database of funding, research, housing, economic and community resources as well as a wealth of information for Los Angeles and Southern California residents.
Rating: Informative
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority
 
Neighborhood Networks
http://www.hud.gov/nnw/nnw
This site provides strategic planning information from HUD, and the site includes information pertaining to their mission to “enhance the self-sufficiency, employability, and economic self-reliance of low-income families and the elderly living in HUD-insured and -assisted properties by providing such residents with onsite access to computer and training resources.” Their publications, programs, resources and links to other sites are also listed.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community
 
Neighborhoods Online
http://libertynet.org/community/phila/natl.html
This searchable site is an “online resource center for people working to build strong communities throughout the United States” whose “aim is to provide fast access to information and ideas covering all aspects of neighborhood revitalization.” The site details issues related to, and programs dealing with, neighborhoods, cities, community development, education, crime, employment, environment, health and human services.
Rating: Informative
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Pennsylvania, State / Regional / Local, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
NeighborWorks Network
http://www.nw.org/
This site “promotes the creation of healthy communities through affordable housing, home ownership and investments in neighborhood revitalization through local partnerships of residents, nonprofits, lenders, business community and local government.” Programs, resources, training services, and issues of homeownership and neighborhood reinvestment are detailed.
Rating: Informative
Location: USA
Related pages: USA, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
New South Wales Department of Urban Affairs and Planning
http://www.duap.nsw.gov.au/
“The NSW Department of Urban Affairs and Planning comprises a range of agencies that deal with planning, policy and regulation of our natural and built environment, rural and urban management–including urban growth, renewal and consolidation–and the development of housing policies.” Information provided includes recent news, policy changes and considerations, publications, and related materials.
Rating: Informative
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Related pages: AustraliaAustralia, New South Wales, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal
http://www.dhcr.state.ny.us/
This searchable site includes information about community development, Fair Housing and equal opportunity, housing operations, and rent administration in New York State.
Rating: Informative
Location: Albany, New York, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New York, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
Non-Market Housing in Vancouver
http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/commsvcs/housing/sochouse/page1.htm
This site is an inventory of all non-market housing (“housing owned by government, a non-profit or cooperative society”) in Vancouver, British Columbia, organized by neighborhood. Maps and details of each housing development is listed with appropriate contact information, as well as links to the City of Vancouver municipal homepage and other community sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, British Columbia, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Assisted Living, Cohousing / CooperativeSingle Room Occupancy
 
North British Housing Association
http://www.nbha.co.uk/
This is the site of a non-profit organization providing a wide variety of housing developments including hostels, urban renewal projects, shelters, housing for the elderly, and all other types of housing in the United Kingdom. Links to other social housing sites are also listed.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Lancashire, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Special Interest / Minority, Assisted Living
 
North Carolina Consolidated Plan
http://www.commerce.state.nc.us/commerce/commasst/plan/toc.html
North Carolina has created a detailed Consolidated Plan to “provide decent housing, to provide a suitable living environment, and to expand economic opportunity.” There is a wealth of information provided on this page about homelessness, tax-credits, affordable housing, zoning, community development, action plans, block grants, and housing persons with disabilities and severe illnesses.
Rating: Excellent
Location: North Carolina, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, North Carolina, State / Regional / Local, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community, Hospice / HealthcareShelter / Homeless
 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/
A division of the Department of Health and Human Services, this searchable site provides information about homelessness, disability and aging, poverty, and specific guidelines, programs, and services for housing people within those categories.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Special Interest / Minority, Assisted Living, Hospice / HealthcareShelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Ohio Department of Development
http://www.odod.ohio.gov/
This searchable site provides information about, and links to, Ohio’s community development and housing resources.
Rating: Informative
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Ohio, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
Olive Plaza
http://www.efn.org/~olivepa/
Specially designed barrier-free apartments are available for mobility impaired persons of any age at Olive Plaza. Their website gives resident requirements, location map, and other necessary resident information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Oregon, State / Regional / Local, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Special Interest / Minority, Assisted Living
 
Oregon Homeownership Partners Project 2000
http://www.teleport.com/~hudpor/index.shtml
This site details the mission of the Project to “join with representatives of government, industry, nonprofit, and profit housing advocates” to “make it easier for people to get mortgages and expand homeownership opportunities by increasing production of new affordable homes.” Background information, related links and resources, volunteer and membership information is provided.
Rating: Informative
Location: Salem, Oregon, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Oregon, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
Passive Solar Industries Council
http://www.psic.org/
This site is home to a trade association which details the benefits of passive solar energy as a method of cooling and heating efficiently. Details of energy efficient homes are included as well as information, resources, and links regarding lowering housing construction and maintenance costs as a result of incorporating green building methods in the design.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Pine Tree Legal Assistance — Fair Housing Client Education Materials
http://www.ptla.org/housing.htm
This site maintains Pine Tree Legal Assistance’s “Frequently Asked Questions About Housing Protection For People With Disabilities And Their Families.” Clear and concise answers are provided, and links are available to other Pine Tree Services available to low income families in Maine.
Rating: Informative
Location: Maine, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Maine, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
Planners Network
http://www.picced.org/resource/pn/pn.htm
This site is home to “an association of professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic and environmental planning in urban and rural areas, who promote fundamental change in their political and economic system.” Included are working papers, case studies, and membership information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New York, State / Regional / Local, Membership Group, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Planning Commissioners Journal — PlannersWeb
http://www.plannersweb.com
This searchable website is excellent in that it includes information about legal issues, suburban sprawl, housing dilemmas for low income families, resources for sustainability, land use, environmental concerns, architecture, landscape, and an index to all past journals (back issue orders taken online). The extent of information available is seemingly limitless.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Burlington, Vermont, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Vermont, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Poptel InfoSource — Housing Issues Bulletin Board
http://www.poptel.org.uk/housing/
This site provides pertinent information about this United Kingdom based bulletin board, aimed at providing “an open forum for anyone interested in UK housing to discuss any issues relevant to housing, homelessness and related issues.” Details of how to join and post to the list, and other list information is provided.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Manchester, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / CooperativeHospice / HealthcareShelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development (PICCED)
http://www.picced.org/
This site is the online home of PICCED, whose aim is to “provide community-based organizations in low-income neighborhoods throughout New York City with access to the technical resources” available at the Center. Information on the site includes project announcements, history of past Community Development Corporation projects, technical assistance, training and educational programs, resources and related sites, and news regarding recent planning and policy updates.
Rating: Informative
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New York, State / Regional / Local, University Program, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Design / Architectural, Neighborhood / Community
 
Priority Youth Housing
http://www.gn.apc.org/priority/
“Priority Youth Housing provides affordable accommodation with support to single homeless people aged 16-25 years old in Bristol, England.” Their site provides writing by residents, advice and information about housing, legal, career, financial, health, and women’s issues, local contacts, and links to related sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Bristol, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Special Interest / Minority, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Promise of Housing Mobility Programs
http://www.urban.org/periodcl/prr25_3b.htm
Located on the Urban Institute website, this page includes an article about housing mobility problems in the United States.
Rating: Informative
Location: USA
Related pages: USA, National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted
 
Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA)
http://www.phada.org/
This site is home to PHADA, a professional trade association of Public Housing Authority officials. Information about their publications, membership, meetings, conferences, and other scheduled events is provided, as well as information about welfare reform, related housing concerns, and similar websites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
Question Bank — The Centre for Applied Social Surveys
http://kennedy.soc.surrey.ac.uk/qb/Welcome.html
The entire “Question Bank” of survey topics is keyword searchable and includes links to United Kingdom surveys about housing definitions and structure, race, gender, economic activity and other related issues.
Rating: Recommended
Location: England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Real Change — Seattle’s Homeless Newspaper
http://www.speakeasy.org/realchange/
This site includes past issues of this newspaper written and generated by Seattle’s homeless population. Arranged by subject in past and recent issues, a variety of local issues are discussed, including housing, welfare, homelessness, and other related topics.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Washington, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Residential Energy Efficiency Database
http://www.its-canada.com/reed/
This excellent searchable site provides information about housing construction, site, solar and house planning, vapor barriers, energy efficient building techniques and methods, air quality, insulation and a glossary of terms. Publications, awards, and products are also described.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Carvel, Alberta, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Alberta, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)
http://www.natresnet.org/
This searchable site is the online home of this network aimed at improving “the energy efficiency of the nation’s housing stock and to qualify more American families for home ownership by expanding the availability of home energy ratings and energy mortgages.” Their site includes mortgage, energy efficiency, and membership directories and information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Alaska, National, Membership Group, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Resource Information Service: A Guide to Homelessness in the UK
http://www.ris.org.uk/
This site provides information about organizations, resources and agencies available for housing the homeless in the United Kingdom. Information about legislation, accommodations, homelessness, and links to important resources are provided.
Rating: Informative
Location: London, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Affordable / Assisted, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Riverside Housing Association
http://www.riverside.org.uk/
The site for an English housing association whose “aim is to provide, improve and manage good-quality housing for rent for those who need it most,” it includes detailed information about crime, community development, training and employment, health, and a variety of information about the association itself.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Liverpool, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Roy’s Housing, Inc.
http://www.royshousing.com/
This site details this business’ specialization in sectional and modular manufactured housing, with information about zoning, energy efficiency, and affordability provided. The site also provides a number of Question and Answer forums and a wealth of other pertinent information.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Highgate Center, Vermont, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Vermont, National, Private Business, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Manufactured
 
Saint Francis House
http://www.stfrancishouse.org/
This site for Saint Francis House, which provides comprehensive day programs for Boston’s homeless populations, includes information about receiving meals, homelessness, programs, statistics, missions, employment, and needed donations.
Rating: Informative
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Massachusetts, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Santa Monica Public Electronic Network
http://www.ci.santa-monica.ca.us/
This is a very well organized and designed page with links to all City events, community programs, civil departments and offices, transportation information and links to information about local activities and resources. Housing plans, rent control devices, neighborhood development topics and community related issues are discussed.
Rating: Informative
Location: Santa Monica, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / Homeless
 
Scottish Homes — Housing Information in Scotland
http://www.scot-homes.gov.uk/
Although this site is somewhat slow to load, it is worth the wait. Striving to tackle Scotland’s housing problems, this page includes details of their housing management, regional associations, strategies, financial responsibilities, publications, news and contact information. Information about their research on homelessness, rural housing, minorities, and community issues is also included.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Related pages: UKUK, Scotland, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / Homeless
 
Seattle Department of Housing and Human Services
http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/seattle/dhhs/dhhs-pg.htm
This site includes a variety of information bout Seattle’s DHHS programs, services, initiatives, and general information. Details about Seattle’s aging and youth populations, tenant rights, housing options, energy efficiency, homeowner’s assistance, energy conservation programs, and housing discrimination are provided.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Washington, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / CooperativeShelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Seattle Office of Management and Planning
http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/seattle/planning/home.htm
This site includes Seattle’s current initiatives, plans, programs and budget and as well as their entire comprehensive plan and detailed issues.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Washington, State / Regional / Local, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / Homeless
 
SHAH Housing Aid Center
http://www.shah-hastings.demon.co.uk/
On this site you’ll find information about SHAH’s housing aid, services, volunteering, current housing issues, housing advice, and links to other sites related to United Kingdom’s housing concerns.
Rating: Informative
Location: Hastings, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing
 
Shelter
http://www.shelter.org.uk/
This site is home of the United Kingdom’s National Campaign for Homeless People, and provides information about their fundraising, projects, publications, press releases, case studies and Fair Housing.
Rating: Recommended
Location: London, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
Sounding Board Counseling Center
http://computrek.org/
“Sounding Board Counseling Center’s web services include a state by state listing of shelters and domestic violence treatment centers throughout the United States; online domestic violence consultation through e-mail and in some cases a follow up telephone conference; domestic violence articles and stories submitted by perpetrators and survivors; and a national Bulletin Board System available for confidential or open conferencing, and forums.”
Rating: Recommended
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Ohio, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Hospice / HealthcareTransitional
 
South Dakota Governor’s Affordable Senior Housing Program
http://www.dakota.net/secog/HOUSING.HTM
This site details South Dakota Governor Bill Janklow’s Senior Housing Program. This program “puts state prison inmates to work, learning valuable skills, while providing smaller, affordable, easy to maintain homes for the senior and disabled citizens of our state. The simplified home design and prison labor keeps the cost of these homes low.” Features, floor plans, contact information and program qualifications are detailed.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, South Dakota, State / Regional / Local, Affordable / Assisted, Special Interest / Minority, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural
 
Southface Energy Institute
http://www.southface.org/
This site details Southface’s education and research in energy, building science, environmental technologies, low-cost housing, and energy efficient methods of construction. Their innovative Homebuilding School is also described.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Georgia, State / Regional / Local, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Strutton Housing Association
http://www.dircon.co.uk/strutton/
“Strutton is the largest non-statutory provider of quality housing for people with HIV disease in the United Kingdom.” Tenant surveys, details of existing accommodations, location maps of units, and information regarding maintenance, rent and services are provided.
Rating: Informative
Location: London, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Assisted Living, Hospice / Healthcare
 
Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods — University of Louisville
http://www.louisville.edu/org/sun/
This site includes a variety of information about crime prevention, community partners, economic development, minority-owned businesses, homeownership, community design and planning, human development, recent housing project developments, and other topics related to housing and community development in the US.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Kentucky, National, University Program, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Technical Assistance — Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development (PICCED)
http://www.picced.org/techast/
This site includes information available from PICCED’s Technical Assistance program, and highlights several low-income housing projects, Single Room Occupancy units, neighborhood planning, and temporary housing for persons with HIV.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New York, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, University Program, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Design / Architectural, Neighborhood / Community, Hospice / HealthcareSingle Room OccupancyTransitional
 
Tower Hamlets Housing Action Trust
http://www.london-calling.co.uk/hat/hat.html
This site includes information about HATs, developing homes, involving residents, working with the community and other proactive housing techniques.
Rating: Recommended
Location: London, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Neighborhood / Community
 
United Kingdom Social Housing Link — University of Westminster
http://www.wmin.ac.uk/Env/CHS/ukhouse/ukhom.html
This site highlights issues of “fair access to affordable homes in decent condition, the public and private provision of housing for those in housing need, and strategies and alternative policies from all sources for meeting housing needs.” Links to newsgroups, bulletin boards and other resource forums are provided.
Rating: Informative
Location: England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
United Nations
http://www.un.org/
This site details everything the UN ever has done, is doing, or is planning on doing. Available in English, French or Spanish.
Rating: Excellent
Location: World
Related pages: World, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
United Nations Development Programs — Sustainable Human Development
http://www.undp.org/
“UNDP’s mission is to help countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable human development by assisting them to build their capacity to design and carry out development programs in poverty eradication, employment creation and sustainable livelihoods, the empowerment of women and the protection and regeneration of the environment.” The site includes statistics, publications, recent news updates, and focus on environment, gender, poverty and governance.
Rating: Informative
Location: World
Related pages: World, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / Homeless
 
United Nations Economic and Social Development Division
http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/
This site index provides information about every kind of economic, social, housing, personal or environmental program the United Nations maintains.
Rating: Excellent
Location: World
Related pages: World, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Assisted Living, Hospice / HealthcareShelter / Homeless
 
United Way of Champaign County
http://www.uwayhelps.org/
This site has a very easy to use database of their agencies, services, programs, and local news, including housing agencies and services in the area.
Rating: Informative
Location: Champaign, Illinois, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Illinois, State / Regional / Local, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Special Interest / Minority
 
Urban Institute
http://www.urban.org/
This site hosts this nonprofit policy research organization that “investigates the social and economic problems confronting the nation, government policies, and public and private programs designed to alleviate them.” Available information includes fact sheets, ongoing research, past research reports, bibliographies, publications, employment listings, and other pertinent information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
Urban Land Institute
http://www.uli.org/
With a mission to “provide responsible leadership in the use of land in order to enhance the total environment,” ULI and its website strive to provide ample information to members, officials, and the public about urban planning, growth, and development. Information on this site includes conference, meeting and event dates, a continuing education database, research agendas, project reference files (you must be a member to have access to full text files), their online bookstore, and an extensive resource directory.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Assisted Living, Hospice / HealthcareManufacturedShelter / HomelessSingle Room OccupancyTransitional
 
Virtual Library on Microcredit
http://www.soc.titech.ac.jp/icm/
This is a some-what complicated homepage for this conglomeration of finance and credit information. Everything is clearly labeled and easy to link to, but not very well described. Although it provides a wealth of information about interesting topics, including increasing women’s access to credit and similar topics geared toward minority populations, it is difficult to distinguish what information may be useful or not without in-depth reading. Available in English, French, Spanish, or Japanese.
Rating: Informative
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Related pages: Japan, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Affordable / Assisted
 
Woodstock Institute
http://www.nonprofit.net/woodstock/
This site details the efforts of the Institute, who “works locally and nationally to promote community reinvestment and economic development in lower-income and minority communities.” The page includes background information about the Institute, publications, recent announcements, links to other organizations, and past project accomplishments.
Rating: Informative
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Illinois, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Affordable / Assisted, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community