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1. 2005 Fair Market Rents (external link)
Abstract: Contains data on fair market rents, sorted by number of bedrooms, for thousands of different communities across the US
Resource Type: Website



2. 2005 New York State Statistical Yearbook (external link)
Abstract: This site provides hundreds of easily searchable tables of data to download with statistics about New York State. Some topics include business, employment, criminal justice, housing, education, health, agriculture, and general demographics.
Resource Type: Website



3. 2006 Low Income Housing Fact Sheet (external link)
Abstract: A brief fact sheet about the housing crisis for low-income people in the U.S.
Resource Type: Article



4. ACORN (external link)
Abstract: ACORN works in more than 75 cities across the United States to improve housing conditions for the economically disadvantaged, increase community safety, secure living wages for all workers and improve the quality of local schools. The website contains information on campaigns, reports, fact sheets, and much more.
Resource Type: Website



5. As Costs Rise in Queens, So Do Doubts About Bloomberg (internal link)
Resource Type: Article



6. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (external link)
Abstract: The Center conducts research and analysis to inform public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that the needs of low-income families and individuals are considered in these debates. They also develop policy options to alleviate poverty, particularly among working families.
Resource Type: Website



7. Community Mapping: An Overview (external link)
Abstract: This website/article presents a very useful overview of how to use mapping to help with community revitilization.
Resource Type: Article



8. Community Mapping: Using Geographic Data for Neighborhood Revitilization (external link)
Abstract: This article covers how to use maps to help with community organizing and revitilization campaigns. It contains lots of examples, as well as detailed steps to take when creating such maps.



9. Demographic Trends in the 20th Century (external link)
Abstract: This thoroughly researched paper was published by the US Census Bureau, and contains both written analysis as well as data on demographic trends in the US over the past 100 years.
Resource Type: Article



10. Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy (external link)
Abstract: The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy is the leading academic research center in New York City devoted to the public policy aspects of real estate, land use and housing development.
Resource Type: Website



11. Home Sweet Home: Why America Needs a National Housing Trust Fund (external link)
Abstract: This paper shows that owning an affordable home or even finding a safe and affordable rental unit is financially unattainable for nearly half of Americans and makes an argument for why a housing trust fund would help.
Resource Type: Article



12. Housing Costs Change List of Top Areas for Poverty (internal link)
Abstract: This article reports on new findings that adjust the poverty line to reflect housing costs, and find that New York, California, and Washington, DC have highest percentage of people living in poverty.
Resource Type: Article



13. Housing Policy (external link)
Abstract: The Center works with state and local housing agencies and advocates to ensure that federal housing subsidies are directed to the families most in need. The Center’s housing work focuses primarily on the housing voucher program and on the intersection of housing and welfare policy. The website contains reports, data, links, studies, and more.
Resource Type: Website



14. How The Other Half Still Lives (internal link)
Abstract: Borrowing from the Jacob Riis book, this article reports on the living conditions of poor people in this country and how poverty is still hidden from the public eye and agenda. The author looks at issues including wages, homelessness, housing, and job availability.
Resource Type: Article



15. InfoShare (external link)
Abstract: The Infoshare Community Information Service is a sophisticated tool that lets planners, community activists, teachers, students, researchers, and ordinary citizens view and analyze a vast array of community and regional data. Data currently available for NYC and NY State.
Resource Type: Website



16. Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty (external link)
Abstract: The Institute is a nonprofit, non-partisan, research and policy organization located at the Weingart Center, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row. The Institute delivers reliable analysis, data and solutions to institutions and individuals to spark new collaborations and foster new initiatives, policies and programs to better understand and address homelessness and poverty.
Resource Type: Website



17. Making the Rent: Rent Burdens and Hardship Among Low income New Yorkers (external link)
Abstract: This report examins the changing rent burdens for low-income New Yorkers and their potential consequences. It contains written analysis as well as graphs, charts, and key-findings.
Resource Type: Article



18. New York Asks Help From Poor in Housing Crisis (internal link)
Abstract: As the NYC Housing Authority brings in less revenue and has increasing expenses, they've turned to requiring poor people in public housing to pay for more and more of their living expenses.
Resource Type: Article



19. NY State Data Center (external link)
Abstract: Census 2000 contains a wealth of information for New York State and its sub-areas. This section contains data from and information about this census.
Resource Type: Website



20. Out of Reach: A Comparison of Wages and Rents Across the U.S. (external link)
Abstract: Out of Reach provides readers with a direct comparison of rental housing costs and income levels for states, metropolitan areas, and counties nationwide. It contains an easy-to-use online database to provide this data.
Resource Type: Website



21. Paying More for the American Dream: A Multi-State Analysis of Higher Cost Home Purchase Lending (external link)
Abstract: An analysis of 2005 federal mortgage lending data shows that African American and Latino borrowers remain much more likely to pay more for their home purchase loans than white borrowers. This report examines the cost of borrowing in six metropolitan areas in the United States, and confirms that large disparities remain in the pricing of home purchase loans.
Resource Type: Article



22. PolicyLink (external link)
Abstract: PolicyLink is a national nonprofit research, communications, capacity building, and advocacy organization working to advance policies to achieve economic and social equity. Among their regional equity approaches is equitable development, a comprehensive local, regional, and state framework emphasizing equitable public investment, the fair distribution of affordable housing, and community strategies to improve health.
Resource Type: Website



23. Poverty in California: Moving Beyond the Federal Measure (external link)
Abstract: This report examines poverty rates in the U.S., and adjusts for housing costs, which end up making NY, Washington DC and California the poorest places in the country. The report also challenges traditional models of measuring poverty.
Resource Type: Article



24. Radical Statistics Group (external link)
Abstract: This British group believes that statistics can be used to support radical campaigns for progressive social change. Statistics should inform, not drive policies. Social problems should not be disguised by technical language. The website and their journal explore many social justice issues.
Resource Type: Website



25. Rent Data on Brooklyn (1990 and 2000) (internal link)
Abstract: Data, sorted by zip codes in Brooklyn, on: median rent in 1990 and 2000, percent of neighborhood renting, and median rent.
Resource Type: Chart



26. Research Library on Economic Justice Topics (external link)
Abstract: The Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. The Coalition serves as a clearinghouse of information on poverty and human needs issues for our members and the general public. Website contains data and publications on a range of issues including education and youth policy, food and nutrition, health, housing, and homelessness.
Resource Type: Website



27. Rising Rent (internal link)
Abstract: A short, 1-3 day set of lessons about Gentrification in Brooklyn. These lessons help students understand the term gentrification and looks at changes in rent in different zip codes to understand its effects. Math involved includes percents, percent growth, scatterplot graphing, Line of Best Fit, and Correlation.
Resource Type: Curriculum



28. State of the Nation's Housing 2005 (external link)
Abstract: House prices, residential investment, and home sales all set records again in 2004. But higher short-term interest rates and the strongest one-year price appreciation since 1979 made it more difficult for first-time buyers to break into the market. With low-wage jobs increasing and wages for those jobs stagnating, affordability problems will persist even as strong fundamentals lift the trajectory of residential investment.
Resource Type: Article



29. Taking Stock: Housing, Homelessness, and Prisoner Reentry (external link)
Abstract: This report examines how those who have spent time in prison or jail fare in securing safe and affordable housing following their release and discusses housing programming and practice designed to assist them. First, the report discusses what is known about the barriers to housing for those returning from prisons and jails. Then, the report summarizes the proceedings from a one-day forum with experts in housing and corrections policy and practice. Last, the report highlights a number of promising housing programs available to returning prisoners and ex-offenders.
Resource Type: Article



30. Tearing the City Down: Understanding Demolition Activity in Gentrifying Neighborhoods (internal link)
Abstract: This article uses fairly complex statistical analysis to look at the impact of demolition on a gentrifying neighborhood in Chicago, and looks at the probabilty that a building in such a neighborhood will be demolished and redeveloped.
Resource Type: Article



31. The Benefits of the Boom (internal link)
Abstract: The article begins… "It seems counterintuitive, but the luxury real estate market is helping to build housing for low- and moderate-income people."
Resource Type: Article



32. The Fall (and Rise) of Public Housing (external link)
Abstract: The authors argue in this paper that the reengineering of failed inner city public housing projects that is underway is one of the most important and positive developments in urban America in many years.
Resource Type: Article



33. The Importance of Housing to the Accumulation of Household Net Worth (external link)
Abstract: This paper we examine the effect of homeownership and housing wealth on the accumulation of household net wealth from multiple perspectives.
Resource Type: Article



34. The Rental Housing Affordability Gap: 2001 to 2003 (external link)
Abstract: This report compares the number of housing units available for low-income families (6 million) with the number of low-income families (7.7 million) and both the reasons for and implications of this discrepency
Resource Type: Article



35. The State of New York's Housing and Neighborhoods (external link)
Abstract: This independent report looks at the situation with housing in NYC, looking at issues including rent increases, property values, gentrification, low-income housing, etc., in the five borough
Resource Type: Article



36. The Urban Institute (external link)
Abstract: The Urban Institute is a nonpartisan economic and social policy research organization. The website contains reports, fact sheets, and a useful search engine for exploring the vast amounts of information on their site.
Resource Type: Website



37. US Census Bureau (external link)
Abstract: The official government website for the US Census. It contains current and historical information on the US Population and current demographic trends, sortable by a variety of perameters including race, age, geographic location, nation or origin, job, economic status, etc.
Resource Type: Website



38. US Census Bureau: 2004 Population Reports (external link)
Abstract: A list of publications from the US Census Bureau about national population statistics, including a count of current estimates of tehe number of inhabitants by state, city, county, etc., as well as nationwide. It also looks a wide variety of information on social and economic characteristics of the population such as ethnicity, income, housing, etc.
Resource Type: Article




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