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151 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
 
AIDS Housing Corporation
http://www.ahc.org/
This site is home of this non-profit agency that facilitates housing programs for people living with HIV disease and AIDS, primarily in Massachusetts. Information provided includes newsletters, advocacy information, employment opportunities, and recent projects and programs.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Massachusetts, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Special Interest / Minority, Design / Architectural, Hospice / Healthcare
 
Alliance for National Renewal
http://www.ncl.org/anr/
A website provided by a network of people and organizations who want to better their communities, this page includes resources for community organizers, planners, and those interested in healthcare, economic development, community policing and education. Links to a huge listing of partner organizations are included.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Denver, Colorado, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Colorado, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Neighborhood / Community
 
 
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 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
 
American Planning Association Policy Guide on Community Residences
http://www.planning.org/govt/commres.htm
This page identifies and defines APA’s resolution about community residences for people with disabilities, stating that they are residential uses that should be rightfully allowed in all zoning districts where other residences are permitted uses. Other issues related to community residences are also discussed.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Illinois, National, Index / Periodical, Disability Concern, Fair housing, Neighborhood / Community, Assisted Living, Hospice / Healthcare
 
American Planning Association Policy Guide to Manufactured Homes
http://www.planning.org/govt/manhome.htm
This page identifies and defines APA’s resolution about manufactured homes as reasonable, cost effective means of shelter, and discusses cost effective standards, design standards, and administrative procedures for manufactured homes in local zoning ordinances and regulations.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Illinois, National, Index / Periodical, Fair housing, Neighborhood / Community, Manufactured
 
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
 
Applied Radient Technologies
http://www.appliedradiant.com/
This site is a collection of hydronic and electric radient heating systems available for ordering and purchase online, providing not only product information, but design and installation help, as well.
Rating: Informative
Location: Danboro, Pennsylvania, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Pennsylvania, National, Private Business, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
BuildingOnline
http://www.BuildingOnline.com/
“BuildingOnline offers a multi-site search engine exclusively for the residential home building and home improvement industry.” Their site also offers a question-and-answer forum and a free e-mail newsletter service. Although the page is very slow in loading and overridden with advertisements, it contains a lot of useful information about products, materials, and cost-saving construction methods techniques.
Rating: Informative
Location: Dana Point, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural
 
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
 
Canadian Journal of Urban Research (CJUR)
http://www.uwinnipeg.ca/~ius/cjur.htm
This site only contains information about the journal and how to receive it, not information contained within the journal. It includes, however, Table Of Contents from past issues to show typical topics which include housing, design, community development, and other urban issues.
Rating: Informative
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, Manitoba, National, Index / Periodical
 
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 Maximum Potential Building Systems
http://www.greenbuilder.com/maxpot/
The CMPBS site includes information about their education, demonstration, and research organization geared toward sustainable design, details projects and resources, and provides ordering information for their published literature.
Rating: Informative
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Texas, National, State / Regional / Local, Non-Profit Organization, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
Center for Neighborhood Technology
http://www.cnt.org/
This site presents CNT’s mission to “promote public policies, new resources and accountable authority which support sustainable, just and vital urban communities through demonstration of projects, publications and other resources.” Information provided includes details of research and programs relating to local community and transportation projects, environmental information, and other related news.
Rating: Informative
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Illinois, National, Non-Profit Organization, Environmental / Sustainable, 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
 
Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies — University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/~ncurds/
This site describes the mission, goals and objectives of the Centre, which revolve around the promotion of economic, social, housing and community development research. Information is also provided about seminars, conferences, newsletters, useful links, and their ongoing research.
Rating: Informative
Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, University Program, Neighborhood / Community
 
Change Communications
http://www.change.org/
The Change Communications site offers a wide range of Internet services, designed to help housing and community development organizations use the new communications technology to its fullest potential by providing Internet and Web help and design services. An excellent resource guide of related links is also included.
Rating: Recommended
Location: USA
Related pages: USA, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community, Shelter / Homeless
 
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
 
Code Source PC
http://www.codesourcepc.com/
This site provides full service building code consulting for architects, municipalities, businesses and home owners, and provides specific information about healthcare facilities, municipal structures, accessible home design, and pertinent architectural and design products.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Grandville, Michigan, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Michigan, National, Private Business, Disability Concern, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural
 
Cohousing Network
http://www.cohousing.org/
The Cohousing Network site offers information about resources, groups, and events related to cohousing and intentional communities. Other information includes existing communities, motivation behind cohousing, listservs, mailing lists, journals, and links to related resources.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Davis, California, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, California, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Cohousing / Cooperative
 
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
 
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 Living, Hospice / 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 Living, Hospice / 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
 
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
 
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
 
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 Health and Human Services
http://www.hhs.gov/
This site it the main locale for the DHHS online, and includes information from the Administration on Aging and several health-related agencies with related Fair and affordable housing issues.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Fair housing, Assisted Living, Hospice / Healthcare
 
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 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
 
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 Living, Hospice / 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 Living, Hospice / 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
 
Earthscan Publications, Ltd.
http://www.earthscan.co.uk/
The site for this leading English publisher of books on environment and sustainable development contains information about recent housing, sustainability, and environmentally-conscious publications, a searchable catalog, purchasing information, and links to related sites.
Rating: Recommended
Location: London, England, UK
Related pages: UKUK, England, National, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
EcoDesign
http://mastermall.com/eco/
This site includes a primarily-Canadian index of environmentally-conscious practitioners, resources, and products, related to housing, neighborhood development, architecture, and planning.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Related pages: Canada, Canada, British Columbia, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Disability Concern, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
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
 
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network — US Department of Energy
http://www.eren.doe.gov/
The Department Of Energy’s website for the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Clearinghouse (EREC/EREN) encompasses a wide variety of information including Home Energy magazine, energy efficiency solutions for residences, free subscription to mailing list updates, and “Ask An Energy Expert.”
Rating: Recommended
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Energy Efficient Building Association
http://www.eeba.org/
The EBBA site strives to “promote environmentally respectful development through development and dissemination of information, conducting training, and providing peer-reviewed online journal for use by though housing industry, consumers, and governmental agencies.” Information about energy efficient housing, cost-saving techniques, the EBBA, and links to related sources are also provided.
Rating: Informative
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Minnesota, National, Membership Group, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Energy Ideas Clearinghouse
http://www.energy.wsu.edu/ep/eic/
This site “provides centralized access to comprehensive and objective energy information, education, resources, and technical assistance for increasing energy efficiency in the commercial and industrial sectors.” Topics covered include manufactured homes, building standards, alternative fuels, and a wealth of related resources and sites.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Olympia, Washington, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Washington, National, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable, Manufactured
 
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
 
Enertia Building Systems
http://www.enertia.com/
Although this site is slow to load, it provides excellent information about “a method of building homes and offices in which natural renewable materials, energy efficient, natural forces are used to create a comfortable environment without the use of fuel or electricity.” The science behind the technology, products, cost-efficiency, design, construction, links to related sites, and countless photographs of existing homes and projects are all detailed on this site as well.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, North Carolina, National, Private Business, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
Enterprise Foundation
http://www.entrprisefdn.org/
The Enterprise Foundation assists community-based nonprofit organizations and state and local governments in developing affordable housing and community services. Their website includes a variety of resources, information about their programs and services as well as a wealth of information about developing affordable housing and related community projects.
Rating: Recommended
Location: Columbia, Maryland, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Maryland, National, Non-Profit Organization, Neighborhood / Community
 
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
 
Envirosense Consortium, Inc.
http://www.envirosense.org/
The Envirosense Consortium and its website provide educational programs that focus on proactive solutions for building, product, and maintenance systems through its described projects, programs, member list, searchable database, and newsletter.
Rating: Informative
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Georgia, National, Membership Group, Private Business, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Green Lights and Energy Star
http://www.epa.gov/greenlights.html
The site for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Lights and Energy Star program is aimed at promoting energy efficiency through investment in energy-saving lighting. The program saves money for homes, businesses and organizations, and leads to a cleaner environment by reducing pollutants released into the environment. Information about their publications, software tools, support programs, participants and recent bulletins is included.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Environmental / Sustainable
 
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
 
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
 
Heartland Center for Leadership Development
http://www.4w.com/heartland/
This site includes information about the Center’s goal to provide practical resources and public policies for rural community survival through local leadership. Also included are detailed descriptions of their ongoing programs, services, goals, and publications.
Rating: Informative
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Nebraska, National, Neighborhood / Community
 
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
 
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
 
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 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
 
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
 
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
 
Infloor Residential Heating System
http://www.infloor.com/dr09.htm
This site details both verbally and graphically the technology behind in-floor radient heating systems, which potentially reduce heat loss in residential spaces up to 25% more than in typical heating environments, dramatically increasing home affordability. Product, installation, and other resource information is provided.
Rating: Informative
Location: Hammel, Minnesota, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Minnesota, National, Private Business, 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
 
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
 
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
 
Johnson Hardware
http://www.johnsonhardware.com/
This site includes information and graphics about their wide range of sliding and folding doors that help provide small-home owners greater opportunities to utilize difficult spaces in an affordable manner.
Rating: Informative
Location: Elkhart, Indiana, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Indiana, National, Private Business, Construction / Product
 
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
 
Landscape Online
http://www.landscapeonline.com/
This site contains information for the general public, agencies, and architects to locate landscape architects, contractors, products and vendors, as well as receive information about a broad spectrum of landscaping issues and needs. Links to past issues of their newsletter are available, with specific housing citations.
Rating: Informative
Location: USA
Related pages: USA, National, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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 Home Builders
http://www.nahb.com/
This site provides information about building products, conferences and events, financing, remodeling, new construction, and other issues related to home-building. Becoming a member of NAHB gives you additional access to their online resources. This site also includes information about the newly formed, NAHB-sponsored National Council of the Housing Industry.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural
 
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 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 Fair Housing Alliance
http://www.incacorp.com/nfha
This site provides out-of-date policy information, but still includes current contact address and telephone numbers.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Non-Profit Organization, Fair housing
 
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 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
 
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 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
 
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
 
Neolink Information Age Solutions
http://www.neolink.com/
Michael Dougherty’s personal homepage, this site provides resource links for persons interested in community development, neighborhoods, grant seeking, Native Americans, and the non-profit sector as detailed by the author.
Rating: Informative
Location: Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Michigan, National, Private Business, Index / Periodical, Special Interest / Minority, Neighborhood / Community
 
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
 
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
 
Oikos: Green Building Source
http://www.oikos.com/
This searchable site contains excellent information about green building materials and energy efficient environmentally responsible techniques for sustainable design and construction. Also included is product, newsletter, construction, and related resource information.
Rating: Excellent
Location: Oregon, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, Oregon, National, Index / Periodical, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Solstice — Center for Renewable Environment and Sustainable Technology
http://solstice.crest.org/index.shtml
This site details energy efficiency, renewable energy and provides a variety of sustainable technology information. Information on reducing energy usage, and increasing affordability is included, as well as links to related sites.
Rating: Informative
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Related pages: USA, USA, District of Columbia, National, Membership Group, Construction / Product, Design / Architectural, Environmental / Sustainable
 
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
 
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 Communities Network
http://www.sustainable.org/
This site defines sustainable living, provides several case studies, and includes a huge list of related resources, partner organizations, relevant readings, and other useful resources.
Rating: Recommended
Location: USA
Related pages: USA, National, Non-Profit Organization, Index / Periodical, Environmental / Sustainable, Neighborhood / Community
 
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
 
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
 
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 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 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 Living, Hospice / HealthcareManufacturedShelter / HomelessSingle Room OccupancyTransitional
 
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