Legal / Policy

132 sites listed

 

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 Fair Housing Accessibility Information
http://www.alpha-one.org/builder.htm
A part of the primary Alpha One site, this page provides technical assistance regarding design and construction requirements of the 1988 Fair Housing Act. Restrictions are made on certain residential dwellings, and the site is geared toward those involved in the design and construction process: architects, builders, contractors, developers, and site planners.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Portland, Maine, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Maine, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
American Prospect: A Journal for the Liberal Imagination
http://epn.org/prospect.html
The site for this online journal includes articles about economics and economic policy, society and social policy (community development, housing, crime, education, race, welfare, poverty, etc), culture and society, and other topics. Also included is contact and subscription information, and archives to past issues.
Rating: Informative
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Massachusetts, National, Index / Periodical, Legal / Policy
 

 

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 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
 
Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development
http://www.ci.baltimore.md.us/HABC/hcd.htm
This site loads very slowly, but it is worth the wait if you are looking for information about their vast agency services, including Fair Housing, building inspection, neighborhood coordination, housing inspection, land acquisition, multi-family and commercial development, homeownership, neighborhood centers, daycare, Headstart, energy assistance, historical preservation and homelessness.
Rating: Informative
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Maryland, State / Regional / Local, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
http://www.bazelon.org/
The Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing and other types of related legal issues are discussed on this site of a Mental Health Legal Clinic.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority
 
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
 
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
 
Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy
http://www.brook.edu/ES/URBANCEN/URBAN_hp.htm
“Seeking to shape a new generation of urban policies that will help build strong cities and metropolitan regions,” this site includes a variety of working papers, Forum proceedings, articles about better community development policies, education, the environment, and other features related to creating better neighborhoods.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Non-Profit Organization, Legal / Policy
 
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 Inclusive Design and Environmental Access — State University of New York at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning
http://www.arch.buffalo.edu/~idea/
The IDEA site offers educational resources that relate to the Fair Housing Guidelines and help builders and architects comply with the law, and displays concepts of universal design. Descriptions of their research and programs, publications, software, and related resources are provided.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Buffalo, New York, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New York, National, University Program, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural
 
Center for Urban Studies — Wayne State University
http://www.cus.wayne.edu/
The site details CUS’ programs and projects in the areas of business assistance, children and families, crime and safety, multicultural issues, neighborhood development, demographic and mapping, research and evaluation, health issues, transportation, and government issues.
Rating: Informative
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Michigan, State / Regional / Local, University Program, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
http://www.cbpp.org/
“The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a nonpartisan research organization and policy institute that conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low- and moderate-income people.” Their site details past reports, ongoing studies, and a wealth of information regarding federal and state policies affecting primarily moderate- and low-income residents in the fields of healthcare, housing, and poverty.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Non-Profit Organization, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Shelter / Homeless
 
Centre for Housing Policy — University of York
http://www.york.ac.uk/inst/chp/Welcome.htm
The work of the Centre includes both short term policy evaluation and long term reflective research and most of its work falls within the broad area of housing and social policy. Although often slow to load and somewhat difficult to navigate through, this page includes useful information in their newsletter, conference information, and research summaries.
Rating: Informative
Location: York, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Non-Profit Organization, University Program, Legal / Policy
 
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
 
Centre for Urban and Community Research — Goldsmiths College / University of London
http://www.gold.ac.uk/cucr/homep.htm
This site describes the mission and objectives of the Centre, which revolve around the promotion of housing and community development research at national and international levels. Information is also provided about degree programs at Goldsmith College, seminars, conferences, newsletters, and their ongoing research.
Rating: Informative
Location: London, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, University Program, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
CivicNet
http://www.tmn.com/civicnet/
This site provides information and details of the community networking conference which took place entirely on the Web, May 22 – June 30, 1997. Descriptions of programs, break-out sessions, publications, resources, exhibits and workshops are included.
Rating: Informative
Location: World
Related pages: World, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Legal / Policy, Construction / Product, Neighborhood / Community
 
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
 
Coalition to Preserve the Fair Housing Act
http://www.bazelon.org/cpfha/cpfha.html
“The Coalition has been formed in response to several legislative threats to the 1988 Fair Housing Act.” Details of the legislation’s history and progress, subsequent problems, and ongoing investigations are included.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority
 
Comhairle: The Scottish Centre for European Policy Sector Studies — University of Paisley
http://www.paisley.ac.uk/research/co-
This site has copies of all Scottish public sector annual reports and accounts from 1994 to date, and a comprehensive range of journals and magazines in the library. Also discussed are ongoing research projects in areas including housing; education; local economic development; nursing; health economics, management and policy; defense; human resource management in the public sector; financial reporting in the public sector; and organization and administration in the public sector.
Rating: Informative
Location: Paisley, Scotland, UK
Related pages: UKUK, Scotland, National, Non-Profit Organization, University Program, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority
 
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
 
Commonwealth Home and Community Care Act 1985
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/hacca1985221/
The entire Act online, this site provides information about Australia’s commitment to financial assistance for the provision of home and community care services.
Rating: Informative
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Related pages: AustraliaAustralia, Australian Capital Territory, National, Legal / Policy, Assisted LivingHospice / Healthcare
 
Commonwealth Home Nursing Subsidy Act 1956
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/hnsa1956245/longtitle.html
The entire Act online, this site provides information about Australia’s commitment to “provide for the Grant of Subsidies to Home Nursing Organizations.”
Rating: Informative
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Related pages: AustraliaAustralia, Australian Capital Territory, National, Legal / Policy, Assisted LivingHospice / Healthcare
 
Commonwealth Homeless Persons Assistance Act 1974
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/hpaa1974308/
The entire Act online, this site provides Australian information about “Payments by the Commonwealth in respect of the Provision of Assistance for Homeless Persons and for certain other Persons.”
Rating: Informative
Location: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Related pages: AustraliaAustralia, Australian Capital Territory, National, Legal / Policy, Shelter / Homeless
 
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
 
Council For Disability Rights
http://www.disabilityrights.org/
This site maintains CDR’s goals to “act as advocates for people with disabilities; support their empowerment to live independently; and oppose discrimination in housing, education, transportation, employment and health.” Provided are local, state, and national news stories, descriptions of structural barriers, American with Disabilities Act regulations (“for non-lawyers”), and a guide to disability rights.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Illinois, National, Non-Profit Organization, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural
 
Danish Building Research Institute
http://www.sbi.dk/sbihome.htm
This site details the objectives, organization and research divisions of SBI–including the Housing and Urban Research Division which discusses housing conditions, housing market and policy, housing planning, urban ecology, urban renewal, urban and regional planning, technology related to housing planning and regional development; the Energy and Indoor Climate Division; and the Building Technology and Productivity Division.
Rating: Informative
Location: Horsholm, Denmark
Related pages: Denmark, National, Non-Profit Organization, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
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
 
disABILITY Information and Resources
http://www.eskimo.com/~jlubin/disabled.html
This searchable site provides links to information about all types of resources, products, guidelines and policy for disabled persons.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Kenmore, Washington, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Washington, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Assisted LivingHospice / Healthcare
 
Disability.com
http://disability.com/
This site provides information to “link persons with disabilities and chronic health conditions to resources, products and services that promote active, healthy independent living.” It also has a wonderful page of links to a huge variety of disability related issues and topics including housing, products, and services.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Capital Heights, Maryland, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Maryland, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Assisted LivingHospice / Healthcare
 
Diversity Resources
http://www.siue.edu/~jandris/HTMLDocuments/ANDRIS/diversity.html
A compilation of Web sites relating to diversity compiled by Professor James Andris of SIUE. It includes links to sites relating to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, people with disabilities, and sexual orientation.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Illinois, National, Index / Periodical, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority
 
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
 
Electronic Policy Network
http://epn.org/
A project of “The American Prospect Magazine: A Journal for the Liberal Imagination,” this site provides “timely information and ideas about national policy and politics” related to health, welfare and families, economics and education through their index of past issues, links to member organizations, their mailing lists, and links to related sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Massachusetts, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Legal / Policy
 
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
 
Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community Program
http://www.ezec.gov/
This site details the “Presidential Initiative designed to afford communities real opportunities for growth and revitalization,” through its discussion of economic opportunity, sustainable community development, community-based partnerships, and strategic vision for change. Information about community tools, research projects, ongoing programs, and information about the Presidential Initiative in general is available throughout the searchable site. Available in English or Spanish.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, 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 LivingCohousing / CooperativeHospice / HealthcareManufacturedShelter / HomelessSingle Room OccupancyTransitional
 
Energy Information Administration
http://www.eia.doe.gov/
This site contains comprehensive data and information relevant to energy resources and reserves, energy production, energy demand, energy technologies, and related financial and statistical information as it pertains to construction and life-cycle costs and efficiency.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Environment Agency of England and Wales
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/
This searchable site “provides comprehensive information and advice on the protection and management of the environment” and contains detailed state of the environment information, resources, publications, press releases, current programs and projects, and other pertinent resources.
Rating: Informative
Location: Bristol, England, Wales, UK
Related pages: UKUK, EnglandUK, Wales, National, Index / Periodical, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/
“The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment–air, water, and land–upon which life depends,” and their website reflects that mission. Information is available on this searchable site about programs, projects, environmental concerns, energy efficiency, reducing housing construction costs, news, events, other resources, and tribal issues.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Legal / Policy, Construction / Product, Environmental / Sustainable
 
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 Environment Agency
http://www.eea.dk/
This site for the membership agency of all 15 European Union states, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, contains information about projects, programs, events, resources, and links relating to environmental impacts, resources, construction and similar topics. Most documents are available in 23 languages.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Related pages: Denmark, Multi-National, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable
 
European Network for Housing Research
http://www.enhr.ibf.uu.se/
This site provides information about the Network’s goals to enhance the quality and relevance of European housing. Unfortunately, there are no projects or program descriptions included.
Rating: Informative
Location: Gavle, Sweden
Related pages: Sweden, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, University Program, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Fair Housing Gateway
http://home.att.net/~chauptma/
This is a very busy site with lots of distracting graphics (I suggest that unless you have a very large monitor, you try it without frames), but contains a wealth of information about and links to a huge variety of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity topics and sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: New York, New York, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, New York, National, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Construction / Product
 
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
 
Fair Housing Institute, Inc.
http://www.mindspring.com/~fairhous/
This site contains information about the Institute’s training, consulting and publications for housing management professionals, Fair Housing practices, requirements, and techniques, as well as related issues of housing feasibility.
Rating: Informative
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Georgia, National, Private Business, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural
 
FedWorld
http://www.fedworld.gov/
This site is an incredible database containing, providing access to, and distributing acquisition information about government and business information. The database covers virtually all government information banks, bulletin boards, employment listings, court decisions, and related resources. The site is fully searchable by category, topic, or keyword.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Springfield, Virginia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Virginia, National, Index / Periodical, Legal / Policy
 
Ferret Information Systems, Ltd.
http://www.ferret.co.uk/
This site claims to be home of “Britain’s largest supplier of advisory systems in the field of welfare benefits and related law.” While I cannot attest to the validity of that statement, the site does contain a wealth of information about housing and welfare issues, a calendar of events and conferences, programs for sale to help in calculating price, benefit and payment schedules, and includes links to a variety of United Kingdom law sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Cardiff, Wales, UK
Related pages: UKUK, Wales, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
Guide to Green Government
http://www.doe.ca/grngvt/grngvt_e.htm
This site exists to “present a framework that serves to guide and assist federal departments in the preparation of their sustainable development strategies” in Canada. Set up in book-format, the site explains sustainable development, describes planning and policy techniques required for implementation, and details a development strategy. Available in English or French.
Rating: Informative
Location: Canada
Related pages: Canada, National, Non-Profit Organization, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
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
 
High Country News
http://www.hcn.org/
“A paper for people who care about the West,” this online version of the publication includes countless categories of interest to those living in the Western United Sates, including neighborhood development, environmental planning, recreation, Native Americans, politics, weather, and history.
Rating: Informative
Location: Paonia, Colorado, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Colorado, National, State / Regional / Local, Index / Periodical, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
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
 
HousingLink
http://www.housinglink.com/
Membership is required to access this site, and subscription information is provided. Once a member, however, you are granted access to tools and resources relating to Federal legislation and regulations, community development issues, mortgage regulations, funding information, HUD forms, relevant conferences, market trends, statistics, news, and more.
Rating: Informative
Location: USA
Related pages: USA, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Island Press / Shearwater Books
http://www.islandpress.org/
A publisher and website created to “help meet the need for accessible, solutions-oriented information through a unique approach that addresses the multidisciplinary nature of environmental problems,” this searchable site includes information about their publications, authors, solutions, and suggestions. Book orders are taken online, and links to related sites are also offered.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Legal / Policy, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Jacksonville Community Development Department
http://www.ci.jacksonville.nc.us/develop.htm
This site includes information about Jacksonville’s home repair programs, Fair Housing, and home ownership assistance. Contact information as well as other Department services and links are also provided.
Rating: Informative
Location: Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, North Carolina, State / Regional / Local, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, 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 LivingHospice / HealthcareShelter / HomelessTransitional
 
LawNet
http://www.lawnet.com.au/
This site is home to LawNet, the primary legal service provider for Australian community organizations. Legal Aid, International legal archives, and information about housing and financial legal services are all provided.
Rating: Informative
Location: Australia
Related pages: Australia, National, Private Business, Legal / Policy
 
Linkages
http://www.iisd.ca/linkages/
This international site is home to multimedia resources for environment and development policy makers, and is “designed to be an electronic clearing-house for information on past and upcoming international meetings related to environment and development.” The site also includes ongoing programs, publications, archives, global policy, and an array of information about the environment and sustainable development. Available in English or French.
Rating: Informative
Location: World
Related pages: World, Multi-National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Legal / Policy, Environmental / Sustainable
 
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
 
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 Development Organizations
http://www.nado.org/
This site provides information about NADO’s training sessions, informational services, research projects, legislative policy and advocacy, publications, and an immense list of housing and development related links.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, 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 Civic League
http://www.ncl.org/ncl/
Striving to create “communities that work for everyone and promote the principles of collaborative problem-solving and consensus-based decision making,” the site for the NCLANR includes information about their programs, surveys, conferences, and publications.
Rating: Informative
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Colorado, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, 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 Housing Forum
http://www.merlin.com.au/nchf/
Promoting a housing alternative that offers renters many of the advantages of home ownership, the NCHF site includes a variety of information about community housing, housing alternatives in Australia and details of Australian housing policy issues affecting housing problems.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia
Related pages: AustraliaAustralia, New South Wales, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community, Cohousing / CooperativeShelter / Homeless
 
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 Homeless Civil Rights Organizing Project
http://nch.ari.net/nhcrop.html
This site details the National Housing Institute’s plan to generate a national network for homelessness advocacy and civil rights. Their mission “to prevent and combat the violation of homeless people’s civil rights focuses on linking homeless individuals and families, and the grassroots efforts that they lead, into a national network in order fortify those local efforts and to strengthen cooperation.” 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, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Shelter / HomelessTransitional
 
National Homeownership Strategy For Native Americans
http://www.codetalk.fed.us/strategy.html
Located on the American Indian website, this site explains goals, objectives, and ongoing projects of this agency geared toward providing homeownership opportunities for Native Americans and assisting with Native Americans’ home financing needs. Links are provided to other topics of interest and to related Native American housing sites.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, 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 Urban League
http://www.nul.org/
“The mission of the National Urban League is to assist African Americans in the achievement of social and economic equality.” Their site includes details about their departments, programs, services, publications, events, sponsors, and employment opportunities.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority
 
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 Housing Act 1985
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/ha1985107/
This site provides the entire Act online, and includes information about the Department of Housing, Housing programs, general provisions, and duties of the Department.
Rating: Informative
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Related pages: AustraliaAustralia, New South Wales, State / Regional / Local, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Pasadena Housing and Development Department
http://ci.pasadena.ca.us/departments/housing_dev.html
This site details the Department’s intentions to provide “comprehensive programs of economic development, redevelopment, urban revitalization, housing assistance and business development.” Information about each of their Divisions, programs, staff, and contact information are provided.
Rating: Informative
Location: Pasadena, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, State / Regional / Local, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
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 and Markets
http://www-pam.usc.edu/
This site contains information about this electronic Journal related to planning and economic intervention, and regularly includes calls for papers, submission requirements, and additional subscription information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, National, Index / Periodical, Legal / Policy
 
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
 
Policy Research Action Group — Loyola University Chicago
http://www.luc.edu/depts/curl/prag/
“PRAG works to strengthen ties between researchers and community organizations,” by providing services and programs to people who would otherwise not have access to them. Their site includes details of programs, services, research, and related links.
Rating: Informative
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Illinois, National, Index / Periodical, University Program, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority
 
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
 
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
 
Public Technology, Inc.
http://pti.nw.dc.us/
This site is the “technology home page for local governments,” providing membership, publications and news information, as well as links to related sites, employment listings, archives, and organization missions and goals.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, State / Regional / Local, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, 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
 
Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies — Delft University of Technology
http://www.otb.tudelft.nl/
The site for this professional research organization conducting housing and urban policy research includes information about the Institute’s background and programs, upcoming events, courses and publications (in Dutch), and contact information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Delft, Netherlands
Related pages: Netherlands, National, University Program, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
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
 
Santa Monica Fair Housing
http://www.ci.santa-monica.ca.us/pen/cityhall/cityattorney/fairhousing/
This site contains Fair Housing information from the Santa Monica City Attorney’s office, and includes tenant and landlords’ rights information.
Rating: Informative
Location: Santa Monica, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, State / Regional / Local, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
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
 
Scandinavian Housing and Planning Research
http://www.scup.no/journals/en/j-413.html
Part of the Scandinavian Press, this site details publications available about the physical, economic, social and political aspects of housing and planning, ranging in focus from the local and urban to the regional and national level. This site only contains information about the journal and how to receive it, not information contained within the journal. Available in English or Norwegian.
Rating: Informative
Location: Gavle, Sweden
Related pages: Sweden, Multi-National, Index / Periodical, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
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
 
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
 
Tenant’s Union of Queensland
http://www.peg.apc.org/~tenunq/welcome.htm
This site highlights the TUQ’s mission to improve residential tenants’ conditions; enhance and protect residential tenants’ rights; organize common issues affecting residential tenants; and educate the community about residential tenancy law and tenants rights. Other information includes renting information, research and policy, publications and newsletters, and immediate contact referrals.
Rating: Informative
Location: New Farm, Queensland, Australia
Related pages: AustraliaAustralia, Queensland, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
THOMAS — Congress on the Internet
http://thomas.loc.gov/
A service of the Library of Congress, this fully searchable site provides information about legislation currently in the United States House of Representatives and Senate.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Legal / Policy
 
Toledo Fair Housing Center
http://www.toledofhc.org/
“The Toledo Fair Housing Center’s mission is to eliminate practices of housing discrimination and expand equal housing opportunities.” Information is provided for consumers and providers alike, as well as frequently asked questions and links to related sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Ohio, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Fair housing, Legal / Policy
 
United Homeowners Association
http://uha.org/
This site details site inspection, home mortgages, ongoing legislation, flood insurance, contract reviews and similar ownership topics. Information is also provided about home improvements, remodeling kitchens and baths, landscaping and gardening, and buying and selling your home.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Legal / Policy, Design / Architectural, 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 LivingHospice / HealthcareShelter / Homeless
 
United States Municipal and County Codes — Seattle Public Library
http://www.spl.org/collec/lawcoll/municode.html
Provided by the Seattle Public Library, this site maintains a huge directory of links to municipal and county codes for United States locales.
Rating: Informative
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Washington, National, State / Regional / Local, Index / Periodical, Legal / Policy
 
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 LivingHospice / HealthcareManufacturedShelter / HomelessSingle Room OccupancyTransitional
 
Virginia Center for Housing Research — Virginia Polytechnic Institute
http://www.arch.vt.edu/CAUS/RESEARCH/vchr/VCHR.html
This site provides a variety of housing related publications available for purchase, descriptions of recent research reports, Virginia poverty and income statistics, and links to related housing resources.
Rating: Informative
Location: Blackburg, Virginia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Virginia, State / Regional / Local, Index / Periodical, University Program, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community
 
Wilmington Housing Authority
http://wilmington.ha.org/
This is the site for the Wilmington Housing Authority, and includes a community and site directory, youth programs, other services, press releases and publications, and an extensive link directory to related sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Wilmington, Delaware, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Delaware, State / Regional / Local, Index / Periodical, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community
 
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
 
World Idea Networks
http://www.worldideanet.org/
This site is home to WIN, “Networking the Best Ideas on Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods.” This site showcases upcoming events, recent legislation, purchasable publications, summaries of research findings, and schedules of events, conferences, and speakers relating to city, town, and neighborhood development.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Fair housing, Legal / Policy, Neighborhood / Community