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PRRAC Grant Reports: Housing

    + = Completed Project
    * = PRRAC-Commissioned Project
    # = Project funded under PRRAC/Applied Research Center California Community Research Initiative 

    Research products of completed projects are available from PRRAC. Bracketed italicized identifiers [e.g. F301] are PRRAC's internal project numbers, used here to match grant descriptions with research products.

    Short reports on the research work and updates on the advocacy work this research has supported regularly appear in PRRAC's bimonthly newsletter journal Poverty & Race -- the relevant issues of P&R are noted at the end of each project description. Send PRRAC a self-addressed, stamped envelope for copies of these articles.

+The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law coordinated research to document historical actions taken by the Allegheny County (PA) Housing Authority, the county government, HUD and the private sector to establish racially segregated housing patterns and markets in the area surrounding Pittsburgh. A suit against the three public bodies (Sanders v. HUD), in which the national office of the Lawyers' Committee and Neighborhood Legal Services Association of Pittsburgh are counsel, deals with segregation and discrimination in the county's public housing program. The historical research (which includes displacement and relocation actions by the county redevelopment agency), undertaken by Yale Rabin (MIT) and Joe Darden (Michigan State University), supported a wider basis for liability and a broader remedy. The negotiated conclusion to the case produced a comprehensive consent decree and multifaceted remedy regarding residential segregation and disinvestment in minority communities. 
[F122] Grant amount: $10,000. 
Contact: Thomas Henderson, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1450 G St. NW, #400, Washington, DC 20005, 202/662-8330.
See article in Poverty & Race, Vol. 4, No. 4.

+The California Coalition for Rural Housing Project studied the impact of high growth rates in California on housing affordability problems for low-income households. In California, the rapid growth of Latino and Asian-American populations has led to particularly difficult housing problems related to overall growth trends. The project documented these trends, developed affordability indices and proposed a series of legislative remedies, and is undertaking public education and organizing designed to protect low-income households -- particularly in rural areas -- from the deleterious impacts of this growth. 
[F102] Grant amount: $7,000.
Contact: Rob Wiener, California Coalition for Rural Housing Project, 926 J St., #422, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916/443-4448.
See article in Poverty & Race, Vol. 2, No. 4.

+Kian Tajbaksh investigated maintenance, repair and modernization decision-making procedures and expenditures, as well as actual physical conditions and other variables, including racial composition, as they relate to New York City's public housing projects.
[F115] Grant amount: $4,250.
Contact: Kian Tajbakhsh, Graduate School of Management & Urban Policy, New School for Social Research, 66 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10011, 212/229-5434.
See article in Poverty & Race, Vol. 5, No. 2.

+ Mary Ann Burg and Lynne Soine, then of the SUNY--Stony Brook School of Social Welfare, studied the impact of increasing the AFDC housing allowance on housing conditions, overall living conditions and housing discrimination. A 1990 class action suit (Sharps v. Perales) gave all homeless families on AFDC in Suffolk County, Long Island (some 350 families) a substantial increase in their monthly housing allowance (from $480 to $800 -- the HUD Fair Market Rent -- for a family of four). The case is on appeal, and research is being used to defend the original opinion. 
[F227] Grant amount: $10,000.
Contact: Profs. Mary Ann Burg, Univ. of Florida, Dept. of Community Health & Family Medicine, PO Box 103588, Gainesville, FL 32610, 904/387-8073; Prof. Lynne Soine, Center for Human Resources, Social Work Program, SUNY, Plattsburgh, NY 12901, 518/564-4174; Cathi Lucidi, Legal Services, 1757 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Islandia, NY 11722, 516/232-2400.
See article in Poverty & Race, Vol. 3, No. 4.

+ The Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (Boston) and Emily Achtenberg, a community-based housing consultant, have completed work on and distributed a technical assistance handbook designed to enable residents of so-called "expiring use projects" to use recent legislative protections most effectively in order to retain their housing in permanently affordable form, under resident control. These developments, built for lower-income households by private owners with government subsidies, can, after an initial 20-year period, be withdrawn from the subsidy system and thus become unregulated private housing. Under the 1990 Affordable Housing Act and earlier federal legislation, some useful, but still inadequate and highly complex, protections are offered to the residents, to avoid displacement and loss of valuable units from the affordable housing stock. The handbook focuses primarily on Massachusetts, where a disproportionate number of threatened developments are located, but is useful to activists in other states as well. 
[F107] Grant amount: $10,000. 
Contact: Aaron Gornstein, Citizens' Housing and Planning Association, 18 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02108, 617/742-0820; Emily Achtenberg, 617/524-3982.
See articles in Poverty & Race, Vol. 1, No. 4; Vol. 7, No. 3. 

+Greater Boston Legal Services undertook research relating to the Family Reunification Program of the 1990 Affordable Housing Act, which provides Section 8 subsidies to families when lack of adequate housing is the primary reason they are at risk of losing their children to foster care or when a child is stuck in foster care because the family does not have housing -- a situation that disproportionately impacts minority families. Massachusetts is one of 11 states specified in the Conference Committee report to receive money under this national demonstration program. The research is designed to show that poor minority families are having their children taken away at disproportionately higher rates because they lack adequate housing; and to counter federal and state government claims that drug abuse, not housing shortage, is responsible for the increase in foster care placements. Leonard Bloksberg of the BU School of Social Work directed the research. Advocacy goals are similar to the CDF et al. project described below. 
[F205] Grant amount: $9,500.
Contact: Dan Manning, Greater Boston Legal Services, 197 Friend St., Boston, MA 02114, 617/371-1270, x522.
See articles in Poverty & Race, Vol. 3, No. 3; Vol. 4, No. 4.

+ The Children's Defense Fund, in a project parallel to the GBLS project described above, is stimulating research and data collection (by advocates, public officials, etc.) on the links between availability of housing assistance and unnecessary foster care placements; and, in the process of developing materials on the Family Reunification Program and stimulating this research, will foster cooperative working relations between child welfare advocates and housing officials at the state and local levels, enabling the child welfare community to become strong advocates for housing assistance. The Child Welfare League of America and the American Public Welfare Assn. are cooperating with CDF in this project.
[F202] Grant amount: $3,500.
Contact: Marylee Allen, Children's Defense Fund, 25 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202/628-8787.

+ The Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago has researched the under-utilization of Section 8 housing certificates in Chicago and landlords with Section 8 commitments opting out of the program, in violation of federal law.
[F116] Grant amount: $2,588.
Contact: Bill Wilen, National Clearinghouse for Legal Services, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606, 312/263-3830.

+ Legal Aid of Western Missouri, building on data collected in the discovery process for a public housing racial discrimination lawsuit, researched similar patterns of discrimination in Kansas City's federally subsidized, privately owned projects. Yale Rabin carried out the research. 
[F211] Grant amount: $8,500.
Contact: Julie Levin, Legal Aid of W. MO, 600 Lathrop Bldg., 1005 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO 64106-2216, 816/474-6750.
See article in Poverty & Race, Vol. 7, No. 4.

+The HOMES Coalition -- Housing Opportunities through Many Efforts and Services undertook a policy research and analysis effort to influence the first- and second-year Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy element of the 1990 Affordable Housing Act, required of every city. The coalition is made up of nonprofit housing providers and housing advocates. Sr. Timothy O'Roark, an attorney formerly with the housing unit of the Legal Aid Society of Omaha, and Dr. Patricia Funk, a local research consultant, undertook the research, coalition building, community organizing and advocacy work. Racial equity issues were a focus of both research and advocacy elements. 
[F109] Grant amount: $3,300.
Contact: Sr. Marilyn Ross, HOMES, 3014 N. 45th St., Omaha, NE 68104, 402/453-6100; Patricia Funk, 8101 Boyd St., Omaha, NE 68134, 402/571-4506.

+The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law of the Boston Bar Association represents the Boston Branch of NAACP and the Greater Roxbury Neighborhood Authority in legal action around home equity scams and second mortgage fraud. Residents of minority neighborhoods are being systematically victimized (possibly as part of a broader gentrification effort designed to remove resistant homeowners) by a web of actors that includes home improvement companies, mortgage brokers, secondary mortgage companies and large mainstream financial institutions. Exorbitant costs, shoddy work and often mortgage foreclosure are the result. The research documented the system and its actors and provided the basis for fashioning remedies, which included change in the banking system serving minority neighborhoods. 
[F113] Grant amount: $10,000. 
Contact: Ozell Hudson, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 294 Washington St., Boston, MA 02108, 617/482-1145; Nadine Cohen, Sherwin Kantrovitz, 100 Franklin St., 6th flr., Boston, MA 02110, 617/426-7779.
See article in Poverty & Race, Vol. 1, No. 2.

+Legal Services for New York City, along with the Legal Aid Society, ACLU, Harlem Legal Services, Bronx Legal Services and the Community Service Society, brought a suit attempting to establish a right to counsel for low-income tenants involved in eviction proceedings. Landlords are routinely represented in such cases, tenants rarely are. The suit was part of a more general strategy to raise public consciousness about the need for such counsel -- given the severe consequences of eviction for low-income persons (frequently homelessness) -- and possibly to achieve the goal of legal representation through legislative or administrative measures. The PRRAC grant enabled completion of research on the outcome of eviction proceedings where tenants have and have not been represented, and on the projected costs of establishing a right to counsel in such cases. 
[F112] Grant amount: $9,000.
Contact: Andy Scherer, Legal Services for New York City, 350 Broadway, New York, NY 10013-9998, 212/431-7200.
See articles in Poverty & Race, Vol. 1, No. 5; Vol. 7, No. 3.

+ Diana Pearce undertook research on a segment of a broader group she terms "precariously housed women": those living in doubled-up or extremely overcrowded conditions. She documented the problem in detail, principally via Current Population Survey data, and proposed a range of remedial actions. In this, she worked closely with the Women & Housing Task Force of the National Low Income Housing Coalition and its wide-ranging advocacy work at the national and state levels, and with various women's groups. 
[F111] Grant amount: $10,000. 
Contact: Diana Pearce, Wider Opportunities for Women, 815 15th St. NW, #916, Washington, DC 20005, 202/638-3143.
See articles in Poverty & Race, Vol. 3, No. 4; Vol. 4, No. 3.

+Richard LeGates and Allan Heskin, lawyers/planners on the San Francisco State University and UCLA faculties, respectively, undertook research related to a then-pending state legislative proposal (SB 270) that would require tenants to deposit 20 days' rent with the court as a condition of asserting any defense against eviction actions. A study by landlord groups claimed that at least $270 million a year is lost by landlords while tenants fight eviction, and that landlords win the overwhelming majority of such cases. The research challenged those conclusions and offered the perspective of tenants and the society as a whole on the matter of fighting eviction actions, and was used by a coalition of advocacy groups to defeat this legislation. 
[F135] Grant amount: $6,800.
Contact: Prof. Richard LeGates, Urban Studies Department, San Francisco State Univ., 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, CA 94132, 415/338-6176.
See article in Poverty & Race, Vol. 1, No. 4.

+The New Haven Legal Assistance Association, along with the Connecticut ACLU, filed a public housing desegregation suit against HUD, the City of New Haven, and the New Haven Housing Authority. At issue was the city's failure to replace 366 units of demolished high-rise public housing. Yale Rabin conducted studies evaluating the segregative impact of past city and federal actions and examined proposed sites for replacement housing. The 1991 class action suit was settled by an agreement that requires HUD and NHHA to locate replacement housing outside areas of minority concentration.
[F125] Grant amount: $5,000.
Contact: Glenn Falk, New Haven Legal Assistance Assn., 426 State St., New Haven, CT 06510-2018, 203/777-4811; Yale Rabin, 9 Farrar St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/661-0037.
See article in Poverty & Race, Vol. 4, No. 5.

+The National Housing Institute, as part of its political education/organizing campaign around the regressive realities of the homeowner tax deduction ("The Mansion Subsidy"), developed data on the racial aspects of the deduction -- how this tax system feature disadvantages minorities -- and is developing an alternative taxation proposal to foster homeownership among minorities. 
[F213] Grant amount: $7,000.
Contact: Patrick Morrissy, National Housing Institute, 439 Main St., Orange, NJ 07050, 973/678-3110.

+The Seattle Displacement Coalition examined the workings of the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit in the State of Washington, to determine whether it is truly aiding low-income households and people of color. A large sample of LIHTC projects was studied to test observations from a preliminary survey: that rents in "low-income" units are above average market rents; that few developers undertake affirmative marketing; that the State Housing Finance Commission does little monitoring; that few project sponsors offer low-income set-aside units to families holding Section 8 certificates; that excessive entry charges (application and credit check fees, damage deposits, etc.) effectively limit access to low-income units. Advocacy work is being pursued with the legislature's Housing Committee, the State Housing Finance Commission and Dept. of Community Development, and the Congress. 
[F214] Grant amount: $9,500. 
Contact: John Fox, Seattle Displacement Coal., 4551 12th NE, Seattle, WA 98105, 206/632-0668.
See articles in Poverty & Race, Vol. 3, No. 6; Vol. 5, No. 3; Vol. 7, No. 4.

+ Project BASIC, a low-income, minority, statewide advocacy organization in Rhode Island, along with Rhode Island Legal Services, brought suit to require that replacement housing for public housing units demolished by the Providence Housing Authority meet Fair Housing Act and Civil Rights Act standards. Yale Rabin, a long-time consultant to civil rights groups, was hired to undertake the research needed to document the Housing Authority's and HUD's failure to meet these statutory requirements, and to propose remedies. The suit was settled very favorably, based largely on Rabin's work: HUD and the Providence Housing Authority, within three years, are to fund and construct the 109 still-to-be-built replacement housing units outside areas of minority concentration and outside two census tracts that already contain a large number of public housing units. Other parts of the settlement agreement involve development of additional shelter and transitional housing facilities for the homeless (outside present areas of concentration). 
[F105] Grant amount: $5,400.
Contact: Steven Fischbach, Rhode Island Legal Services, 56 Pine St., #4, Providence, RI 02903, 401/274-2652; Yale Rabin, 9 Farrar St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/661-0037.
See article in Poverty & Race, Vol. 1, No. 1.

+The Virginia AFDC Housing Survey Task Force -- made up of the VA Coalition for the Homeless, VA Poverty Law Center, VA Housing Development Authority, Henrico County Department of Social Services, VA Housing Research Center at VA Polytechnic Institute and State University, and VA Commonwealth University Survey Research Laboratory -- surveyed housing conditions of a large statewide sample of AFDC recipients living in non-subsidized housing, an area in which there has been almost no research. The results were used to propose several legislative remedies before the General Assembly: restoration of the VA Housing Partnership Fund; increased AFDC payment levels; enactment of a state earned income tax credit; circuit breaker property tax relief. 
[F119] Grant amount: $10,000. 
Contact: Mary Ellen Rives, VA Commonwealth Univ., 901 W. Franklin St., Box 3016, Richmond, VA 23284-3016, 804/367-6033; Sue Capers, VA Coalition for the Homeless, 7825 Cherokee Rd., Richmond, VA 23225, 804/320-4577.
See article in Poverty & Race, Vol. 3, No. 2.

+The Southern Arizona People's Law Center documented substandard living conditions and repressive/unresponsive management practices in Tucson's Section 236 (with Section 8 add-ons) and public housing projects. Tenants (primarily minority) and the project resident councils participated in the research and led advocacy efforts, using the findings in direct action targeting local HUD officials and project owners/managers.
[F215] Grant amount: $10,000.
Contact: Paul Gattone/Linda Bohlke, Southern Arizona People's Law Center, 611 N. Fourth Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705, 602/623-7306.
See articles in Poverty & Race, Vol. 3, No. 1; Vol. 4, No. 5.

+ Citizens Research Education Network is building on HUD's policies and regulations regarding statewide portability of Section 8 rent certificates to identify barriers and create opportunities for Hartford residents, primarily Hispanic and African-American, to move to the suburbs. CREN surveyed certificate holders and participating landlords, and undertook a series of strategies and advocacy efforts to maximize the metropolitan-wide use of these certificates, via support services (arranged through a large group of providers and advocates -- Capitol Region Conference of Churches, University of Connecticut Law School Clinic, etc.), legal efforts at enforcement and policy changes.
[F101] Grant amount: $10,000.
Contact: Kim McClain, Citizens Research Education Network, 32 Elm St., Hartford, CT 06106, 860/249-1416.
See article in Poverty & Race, Vol. 1, No. 3.

+*The California Coalition for Rural Housing Project studied more than 50 existing local government inclusionary zoning programs in California to determine their effectiveness in providing low-income housing. The research is being used to support a proposed statewide inclusionary zoning law and by local advocacy groups initiating inclusionary zoning programs. 
[C103] Grant amount: $6,000.
Contact: Rob Wiener, California Coalition for Rural Housing Project, 926 J St., #422, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916/443-4448.
See article in Poverty & Race, Vol. 5, No. 1.

+* Anne Shlay undertook a reconnaissance of the availability and quality of data on the impact of federal housing programs on poor and minority recipients, and of the data needs identified by researchers and advocates. The report is being used as part of a broader advocacy project -- involving parallel PRRAC-commissioned federal- and state-level studies in the areas of education, health and income maintenance -- to create data collection and dissemination systems more useful to advocates. 
[FDR101] Grant amount: $3,500.
Contact: Anne Shlay, Center for Public Policy, Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA 19122, 215/204-5176.

* Florence Roisman of Indiana University School of Law, Dallas civil rights attorney Michael Daniel and Thomas Henderson of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law are organizing a major research effort on government actions that produced housing segregation and the impact of this segregation on school patterns. An initial research element was carried out by Professors Arnold Hirsch of the University of New Orleans and Raymond Mohl of the University of Alabama. The research will be expanded and is designed to support a range of remedial advocacy activities.
[FS101] Grant amount: still to be determined.
Contact: The PRRAC office.

+* The California Budget Project, Alabama Arise, the North Carolina Budget & Tax Center, Voices for Illinois Children & The [Texas] Center for Public Policy Priorities have been commissioned to participate in PRRAC's State Data Reconnaissance Project, which seeks to improve the quantity, quality, relevance and dissemination of data on the impact of housing (as well as health, education and income maintenance) programs on low-income and minority beneficiaries. Each state organization has produced data reconnaissance studies in these four areas and is undertaking advocacy work to remedy defects uncovered. The state-level project will be integrated with PRRAC's parallel Federal Data Reconnaissance Project.
[CADR103, ALDR103, NCDR103, ILDR103, TXDR103] Grant amounts: Varied.
Contacts: Jean Ross, California Budget Project, 921 11th St., #502 Sacramento, CA 95814, 916/444-0500; Kimble Forrister, Alabama Arise, PO Box 612, Montgomery, AL 36101, 334/832-9060; Dan Gerlach, North Carolina Budget & Tax Center, PO Box 27343, Raleigh, NC 27611, 919/856-2158; Jerry Stermer, Voices for Illinois Children, 208 S. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/456-0600; Diane Stewart, Center for Public Policy Priorities, 900 Lydia St., Austin, TX 78702, 512/320-0222.
See article in Poverty & Race, Vol. 7, No. 4 

    + = Completed Project
    * = PRRAC-Commissioned Project
    # = Project funded under PRRAC/Applied Research Center California Community Research Initiative 

PRRAC Grantee Products and Final Reports

Copies of the following materials, as well as further information on the project, may be obtained by contacting the organization listed. Where available, prices and page length are indicated. Items available from PRRAC, if they are lengthy, may require paying photocopying costs. Project numbers are given to enable cross-reference back to the project descriptions. 

Housing Court, Evictions and Homelessness: The Cost and Benefits of Establishing a Right to Counsel (June 1993, 21 pp.), published by and available from the Community Training and Resource Center and City Wide Task Force On Housing Court, 666 Broadway, #410, New York, NY 10012, 212/982-5512. $2.50 + SASE. [F112]

Living On The Edge: Doubled-Up Families In America, by Diana M. Pearce (August 1994, 41 pp. + 47 Tables), available from Wider Opportunities for Women, 815 15th St. NW, #916, Washington, DC 20005, 202/638-3143. $30. The Executive Summary and A Briefing Paper on Self-Sufficiency Standards are also available for the same source. $3 each. [F111]

The Effects of Court-Ordered Housing Subsidies for Homeless Families in Suffolk County, New York: Advocacy, Program and Policy Implications, by Lynne Soine & Mary Ann Burg (April 1994, 45 pp.), available from Soine at the Center for Human Resources, Social Work Program, SUNY at Plattsburgh, NY 12901, 518/564-4174, or from Burg, Dept. of Community Health & Family Medicine, Univ. of Florida, PO Box 103588, Gainesville, FL 32610-3588, 904/387-8073. Free. [F227]

Combining Class Action Litigation and Social Science Research: A Case Study in Helping Homeless Women with Children, by Lynne Soine & Mary Ann Burg, Journal of Gender & the Law, Vol. 3, Spring 1995, pp. 159-82. Available from PRRAC. [F227]

The Washington State Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program: Does the Program Truly Serve the Needs of Low Income People & People of Color? (26 pp. + App., 1996). by and available ($10; summary free) from The Seattle Displacement Coalition, 4759 15th NE, Seattle, WA 98105, 206/523-2569. [F214]

Preserving Expiring Use Restriction Projects: A Handbook for Tenant Advocates, Non-Profit Groups and Public Officials in Massachusetts, by Emily Achtenberg (January 1992, 332 pp.), available from Citizens' Housing and Planning Association, 18 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02108, 617/742-0820. $35 for nonprofits and public agencies, $65 for others. [F107]

HOMES Coalition: Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy, Omaha, Nebraska (July 1991, 26 pp.), available from the Housing Opportunities through Many Efforts and Services Coalition, 3014 N. 45th St., Omaha, NE 68104, 402/571-4508. [F109]

Poor Families and Poor Housing: The Search for Decent Housing in Virginia's Private, Unassisted Market, by C. Theodore Koebel & Mary Ellen Rives (June 1993, 25 pp.), available from Koebel, Virginia Tech, 401 Wallace Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, 703/231-3993. Free. [F119]

The Residential Concentration and Segregation of Blacks in Allegheny County from 1930 to 1990 (January 1993, 35 pp.), by Joe Darden; Sanders v. HUD: Summary of Findings and Conclusions, by Yale Rabin (March 1993, 14 pp.); and the Consent Decree, Sanders et al. v. HUD et al., C.A. 88-1261 (W.D. Pa.) (62 pp.), all available from the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1450 G St. NW, #400, Washington, DC 20005, 202/662-8330. [F122]

Unfulfilled Promises: Racial Discrimination and Neglect in Tucson's Public and Federally-Subsidized Housing, by Linda Bohlke, with data analysis by Martin Taylor (November 1993, 104 pp.), available from the Southern Arizona People's Law Center, 611 N. Fourth Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705, 520/623-7306. $10. [F215]

A formal Declaration by Yale Rabin on behalf of Rhode Island Legal Services outlines the racial segregation effects of a HUD-approved proposal for replacement housing siting by the Providence Housing Authority. (March 1991, 16 pp.) Available free from PRRAC. [F105]

Regional Housing Mobility: A Survey of Need in Hartford, by Kim McClain & David Desiderato (January 1992, 16 pp.), available from Citizens' Research Education Network, 32 Elm St., Hartford, CT 06106, 203/249-1416. Free. [F101]

Is There Discrimination in the Allocation of Modernization Funds for Public Housing Projects in New York City?, by Kian Tajbakhsh (November 1995, 17 pps. + Figs.), available from the author, Dept. Urban Policy Analysis, New School for Social Research, 66 Fifth Ave. NYC, NY 10011, 212/229-5434. [F115]

Analysis of Data Collection and Reporting on Beneficiaries in State Assisted-Housing Programs, by the California Coalition for Rural Housing Project (October 1995, 46 pp., + Apps.), available from PRRAC. [CDR102]

Creating Affordable Communities: Inclusionary Housing Programs in California, by the California Coalition for Rural Housing Project (November 1994, 55 pp. + Tables), available ($7.50) from the Project, 926 J St., #422, Sacramento, CA 958l4, 916/443-4448. [C103]

Expiring Project-Based Sec. 8 Contracts in Massachusetts: A Risk Assessment (1997), available from the Citizens Housing & Planning Association, 18 Tremont St., #401, Boston, MA 02108, 617/742-0820. $10. [F107]

Beneficiaries of Federal Housing Programs: A Data Reconnaissance, by Anne Shlay & Charles King (1995, 39 pp.), available from PRRAC. [FDR101]

The Case Against Pre-Trial Rent Deposits in California, by Richard LeGates & Allan Heskin (February 1992, 22 pp.), and related reports, An Analysis of Judicial and Administrative Costs of Pre-Trial Rent Deposits in California; Case Studies of California Evictions; A Critique of SB 270, available from Prof. LeGates, Urban Studies Dept., S.F. State Univ., 1600 Holloway, S.F., CA 94132, 415/338-6176. [F135]

A Review of Existing Alabama State Data on Housing, by David Dawson & Stan Johnson (May 1997, 6 pp.), available from Alabama Arise, 207 Montgomery St., #810, Montgomery, AL 36102, 334/832-9060. [ALDR 103]

A Guide to Poverty & Housing Programs & Available Related Datasets in Illinois, by Robert Goerge, Mairead Ready, Lisa Sanfilippo & Bong Joo Lee (April 1997, 62 pp.), available from Voices for Illinois Children, 208 S. LaSalle, #1580, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/456-0600. [ILDR 103]

Collection, Use & Availability of Race & Economic Data Related to the Low-Income Housing Programs of the State of Texas, by John Henneberger (1997, 65 pp. + Apps.), available from the Center for Public Policy Priorities, 900 Lydia St., Austin, TX 78702, 512/320-0222. [TXDR 103] 

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