readings

Home as a Human Right:

http://www.hrea.org/index.php?doc_id=411

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/01/the-human-rights-of-home/

http://www.nesri.org/programs/modeling-the-human-right-to-housing

http://www.nesri.org/programs/what-is-the-human-right-to-housing

http://www.nlchp.org/program.cfm?prog=1

Speculation and the Selling of Land:

On land ownership:
http://www.dioceseny.org/system/new_yorker_edition/pdf_name/production/18/ENY_10-12_FIN.pdf

Another tradition:
http://www.adl.org/education/curriculum_connections/NA_Quotes.asp
http://www.landandfreedom.org/ushistory/us1.htm
http://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1543

And yet other traditions:
http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1907/agrprogr/ch03s5.htm
http://www.henrygeorge.org/rem2.htm

Vandana Shiva: Commodification of Land
http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/06/op-ed-the-great-land-grab-indias-war-on-farmers/

Home as a Costly Commodity:

Kathe Newman and Elvin Wyly, “Gentrification and Resistance in New York City”  (2005)

Peter Marcuse, “Gentrification, Abandonment, and Displacement:
Connections, Causes, and Policy Responses in New York City” (1985)

The cost of housing: http://appraisercom.com/forum/index.php?id=2341

Banks as slumlords…
http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/29/real_estate/banks-slumlords/index.html

Furman Center: State of NYC Housing and Neighborhoods
http://furmancenter.org/research/sonychan/

Gentrification and Displacement in NYC
http://www.chpcny.org/wpcontent/uploads/2011/01/UP_Gentrification_Displacement.pdf

US home foreclosures on the rise
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7525591.stm

US Foreclosure in 2012
http://thetruthisnow.com/archives/lifestyle/home-foreclosures-on-the-rise-in-the-u-s/

Government Low-Income Housing Programs: Policy Guide
http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/411798_low-income_housing.pdf

NYC Rent Guidelines Board 2010 Study
http://www.housingnyc.com/downloads/research/pdf_reports/ia10.pdf

EB5 financing
http://www.housingfinance.com/aging-in-place/developers-show-greater-interest-in-eb-5-financing.aspx?printerfriendly=true

NYC Land Ownership: Class Structure: Income Distribution:

NYC Real Estate
http://observer.com/2008/05/the-100-most-powerful-people-in-new-york-real-estate/

NYC Land Use
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/landusefacts/landu  sefactshome.shtml

Who owns vacant lots:
http://596acres.org/

ACRIS Research tool:
http://a836-acris.nyc.gov/Scripts/Coverpage.dll/index

NYC Property value
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dof/html/property/property.shtml

NYC income gap double national average
http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/empire/2012/may/21/liu-nyc-income-gap-double-national-average/

Income inequality
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/17/new-yorks-income-inequali_n_798462.html

NYC income inequality / comptroller
http://www.comptroller.nyc.gov/bureaus/cac/pdf/NYC_IncomeInequality_v17.pdf

NY Times: Income Disparity
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/20/nyregion/rich-got-richer-and-poor-poorer-in-nyc-2011-data-shows.html

Economic Stratification
http://www.umsl.edu/~keelr/010/econstra.html

Cornell Center for the Study of Inequality
http://inequality.cornell.edu/

NY Times: “Class Matters”
http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/national/20050515_CLASS_GRAPHIC/index_01.html

NY Times: “Paradox of the New Elite”
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/opinion/sunday/social-inequality-and-the-new-elite.html?pagewanted=all

Place Stratification in NYC and Tokyo
https://www.msu.edu/user/hillrr/Place%20Stratification%20Tokyo%20and%20New%20York.pdf

NYC Economic Data
http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.ny.htm

NYC Economy Graphs
http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&q=new+york+city+economy&revid=226701537&sa=X&oi=image_result_group

Neighborhood and Housing Destruction:

Counterinsurgency and the Kerner Commission
Frank Morales, “The War for Living Space

Yolanda Ward, “Spatial De-concentration

John T. Metzger, “Planned Abandonment: The Neighborhood Life-Cycle
Theory and National Urban Policy” (2000)

Mark Alan Hughes, “A Mobility Strategy for Improving Opportunity” (1995)

More on “dispersing the poor”:

Edward G. Goetz, “The Reality of De-concentration” 2004
Recent Displacement in New Orleans:

Kenneth M. Reardon, “The Shifting Landscape of New Orleans” (2006)

“Serial Forced Displacement” Dr. Roderick Wallace
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3126925/

“Planned Shrinkage”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_shrinkage

Gentrification and Displacement in NYC
http://www.urbancentre.utoronto.ca/pdfs/researchbulletins/CUCSRB31-NewmanWyly.pdf

Gentrification of the City
http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/tslater/gotcbridgewatson.pdf

Downs, Anthony (1968) “Alternative Futures for the American Ghetto,”

Daedalus, Vol. 97, No. 4, The MIT Press (reprint)

Downs, Anthony, Opening Up the Suburbs: An Urban Strategy for America,
Yale, 1973, pgs. xxx (reprint)

Homelessness, Statistics and Geography:

Homeless in America Report, Homeless Law Center
http://www.nlchp.org/content/pubs/SimplyUnacceptableReport.pdf

Homeless in NYC 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/11/nyregion/nyc-homeless-shelters-in-record-demand-new-facilities-planned.html?pagewanted=all

Homeless demographics
http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/basic-facts-about-homelessness-new-york-city-data-and-charts

Congressional Research Service on “emergency” homeless assistance
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R42766.pdf

Homelessness and Bloomberg
http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/horror_new_york_city_homelessness_spikes_under_bloomberg_20120612/

Overview of Homelessness
http://www.otsego.org/homelessness/MSHDA_UnderstandingHomelessnessChapt1_158351_7[1].pdf

Picture the Homeless
http://www.picturethehomeless.org/

Stranger to the System, Life Portraits of a NYC Homeless Community, ed.
Jim Flynn, Curbside Press, 2002 (reprint)

My Life on the Street: Memoirs of a Faceless Man, Joe Homeless, New
Horizon Press, 1994 (reprint)

Down and Out in America: the Origins of Homelessness, Peter H. Rossi,
University of Chicago Press, 1989 (reprint)

Carolyn Teich Adams, “Homelessness in the Post-Industrial City,” Urban
Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 4, June, 1986 (reprint)

NYC Government Policy and the Shelter System:

NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS)
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dhs/html/home/home.shtml

Manhattan Organizations
http://dir.yahoo.com/regional/u_s__states/new_york/cities/manhattan/community/organizations/poverty/homelessness/

NYC Homeless Shelters
http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/city.cgi?city=New%20York%20City&state=NY

More shelters needed
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/11/nyregion/nyc-homeless-shelters-in-record-demand-new-facilities-planned.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Public/private partnerships, religious institutions
http://www.partnershipforthehomeless.org/

Coalition for the Homeless / advocacy
http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/

The Legal Right to Shelter in NYC / The Callahan Decree
http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/the-callahan-legacy-callahan-v.-carey-and-the-legal-right-to-shelter

Mayoral 2011 attempt to alter policy
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Homeless-Shelter-Policy-Change-Temporary-Housing-Requirement-Court-133213703.html

NYC City Council suit
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Homeless-Policy-Prove-Shelter-City-Council-Vote-Lawsuit-Melissa-Russo-134678743.html

NYC Council Committee on Housing and Buildings
http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=220626&GUID=32C5C6CA-944E-4D9F-B5B1-9A0AE5E00746&Search=

Legal Aide Society Homeless Rights Project
http://www.legal-aid.org/en/ineedhelp/ineedhelp/civilproblem/homelessrightsproject.aspx

NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/home/home.shtml

Structural Vacancies: Public and Private:

Picture the Homeless Vacancy Report
http://www.picturethehomeless.org/files/pdf/Banking_on_Vacancy_-_Homelessness_and_Real_Estate_Speculation.pdf

Picture the Homeless sponsored Crowd Map
https://vacantnyc.crowdmap.com/

Vacancies in NYC
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/01/new_york_has_mo_1.php

HPD Selected Findings / Housing, Vacancies
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/downloads/pdf/HPD-2011-HVS-Selected-Findings-Tables.pdf

1999 Report on Vacant City Property
http://www.east-harlem.com/cb11_197A_cityowned.htm

HPD Vacant Land development
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/developers/vacant-land-development.shtml

Why Not House the Homeless in Vacant Property?
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2012/06/why-its-not-easy-convert-vacant-buildings-housing-homeless/2345/

Landlords Asked to House the Homeless After Sandy
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/nyregion/us-seeks-pool-of-vacant-units-from-nyc-landlords.html?_r=0

NYC  / HPD Vacancy survey
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/pr/vacancy.shtml

Major Report by Federal Reserve Bank on Vacant Property
http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/duke20121005a.htm

Vacancies in Cleveland
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/magazine/08Foreclosure-t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland on Vacant Property
http://www.clevelandfed.org/research/workpaper/2011/wp1123r.pdf

Empty Detroit
http://markmaynard.com/2009/02/urban-homesteading-detroit/

Vacant Foreclosed Homes
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2012/07/13/shadow-reo-as-much-as-90-percent-of-foreclosed-properties-are-h/
US Housing Census
“In 2010 there were 15.0 million vacant housing units in the nation, an
increase of 43.8 percent from the 2000 vacant-housing unit inventory of
10.4 million.”
http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-07.pdf

US Housing Vacancy Rates and Homeownership
http://www.census.gov/housing/hvs/

NYC Housing and Vacancy Survey
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/pr/vacancy.shtml

NYC housing stats / Habitat for Humanity
http://www.habitatnyc.org/pdf/Toolkit/NYCHousingStatistics.pdf

Furman Center on NYC housing
http://furmancenter.org/research/sonychan/

New York housing census
http://www.infoplease.com/us/census/data/new-york/housing.html

Government Accounting Office 2011 Report on Vacant Properties
http://www.gao.gov/assets/590/586089.pdf

Conference of Mayors report on vacant properties
http://www.usmayors.org/bestpractices/vacantproperties08.pdf

Justice Department and abandoned properties
https://www.bja.gov/Publications/CCI_Abandoned_Property.pdf

Pennsylvania report
http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/category/vacant-properties-2/

Search for bank owned
http://www.loopnet.com/Bank-Owned-Properties/
Government Policy: Evictions and Foreclosures:
NYC Housing Court Evictions and City Marshals
http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/nyc/housing/eviction.shtml

http://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/faqs/housing.html

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doi/html/marshals/evictions.shtml

Evictions and the Law
http://www.lawny.org/index.php/housing-self-help-141/housing-and-eviction-self-help-142/48-general-eviction-information
NYCHA No Evictions Policy
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nycha-no-evict-policy-12-article-1.1207250

Rent Guidelines Board 2010 Study
http://www.housingnyc.com/downloads/research/pdf_reports/ia10.pdf

2007 Study on NYC Evictions
http://www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/eviction_in_new_york_city_disproportionately_affects_poor_black_and_elderly/

Evictions / National
http://content.knowledgeplex.org/kp2/cache/kp/10950.pdf

NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/22/nyregion/22evict.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/05/nyregion/05evict.html

NYC Marshals Association
http://www.nyc.gov/lobbyistsearch/search?client=New+York+City+Marshals+Association

NYC Department of Investigation
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doi/html/home/home.shtml

Foreclosure Evictions
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/f/foreclosures/index.html

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com/eviction-after-foreclosure-is-there-an-automatic-stay/

Foreclosures NYC region
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20120509/REAL_ESTATE/120509891

Foreclosures in NYC
http://www.osc.state.ny.us/osdc/rpt13-2011.pdf

Common Law / Legal firm defends those in foreclosure facing eviction
http://commonlawnyc.org

Principles, History, Tactics and Legislation of Urban Homesteading:


From Plows to Pliers: Urban Homesteading in America
Fordham Urban Law Journal / Volume 2, Issue 2 1973

“Intended and Unintended Consequences and Potential of Urban
Homesteading,” Barbara O. Nieri, Abraham K. Farkas, Housing and Society /
Vol 7, No 2, 1980  (reprint)

Nine Tenths of the Law: Property and Resistance in the United States,
Hannah Dobbz, AK press, 2012, (excerpts, reprint)

Homestead Act / Wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_Act

The Homestead Act 1999 – a bill that never passed
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/106/s485

“Gimme shelter: self-help housing struggles within and against the state
in New York City and West Berlin,” Steven Katz and Margit Mayer,
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 9:1 (1985), (pgs.
1-33)
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1111/j.1468-2427.1985.tb00419.x/asset/j.1468-2427.1985.tb00419.x.pdf?v=1&t=hasykfya&s=fece1da045878212a5744fedee544687498f254c

http://www.motherearthnews.com/modern-homesteading/urban-homesteading-zmaz80sozraw.aspx

Housing By People: Towards Autonomy in Building Environments, John F.C.
Turner, Pantheon Books, 1976 (introduction, pgs. xiii-xxix, reprint)

Homesteading NYC:

1977 NYC Executive Order on Urban Homesteading
http://nyc.gov/html/records/pdf/executive_orders/1977EO094.PDF

Koch Revokes the Order
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/pdf/executive_orders/1979EO036.PDF

http://furmancenter.org/institute/directory/entry/urban-homestead-program/
Urban Homesteading Program / HPD

City Limits 1984 article on homesteading
http://fr.scribd.com/doc/79612354/City-Limits-Magazine-April-1984-Issue

City Limits 1987 article
http://fr.scribd.com/doc/79625485/City-Limits-Magazine-January-1987-Issue

“TIL’s Ills” / City Limits
http://www.citylimits.org/news/articles/2358/til-s-ills#.UNHyA65bdOQ

Tenant Interim Lease program / HPD
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/developers/til.shtml

Speculating on HDFC’s
http://www.amny.com/urbanite-1.812039/new-yorkers-making-fortunes-off-250-apartments-1.1736952

Philip St. Georges: early pioneer of urban homesteading and HPD / NYC
http://www.citylimits.org/news/articles/2353/philip-st-georges-1951-1998#.UM5Cy65bdOQ
is the author of “They shall rebuild the ruined cities: urban
homesteading and sweat equity in NYC”1973, 538 pages, hard to find)

Inner City Press / homesteading and Bronx News
http://www.innercitypress.org/housing.html

Furman Center / Sweat Equity (1980)
http://furmancenter.org/institute/directory/entry/sweat-equity-hpd/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweat_equity

 

Laws and Guidelines:


HUD Guidelines / Urban Homesteading / 1990-2008
http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/hudclips/handbooks/cpdh/6400.1/index.cfm

Modern Law and Urban Homesteading – 1972-1996
http://law.justia.com/cfr/title24/24-3.1.1.3.14.html

Urban Homesteading report
http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015037285635;seq=1;view=1up

UHAB / Urban Homesteading and Squatting in NYC
http://www.uhab.org/news/cooperative-movement-century-21

UHAB / HUD Manual on Urban Homesteading (1989)
http://www.huduser.org/portal/searchbiblio/Bibliography&id=5483?id=5483

HUD Evaluation / 1981
http://huduser.org/portal/publications/hsgfin/eval_urban_hmesteading_vol1.html

HUD Evaluation / 1987
http://www.huduser.org/Publications/pdf/HUD-005176.pdf

Boston program proposal (1975)
http://archive.org/details/section810urbanh00bost

Michigan Urban Homesteading Act of 1999
https://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(utrmkuiqhxgk0b32qv2vfg2n))/documents/mcl/pdf/mcl-Act-127-of-1999.pdf

The Urban Systems Research & Engineering, Inc. (USRE) authored “The Local
Property Urban Homesteading Program (The Local Property Demonstration)” a
study that was conducted in eleven cities from the spring of 985 until the
summer of 1987.
http://www.huduser.org/Publications/pdf/HUD-005176.pdf

Another USRE / HUD commissioned report on homesteading
http://www.huduser.org/portal/taxonomy/term/2460

An online book that highlights the published work of URSE
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupid?key=ha007407167

Homesteading in Detroit? (2012)
http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/13225-mass-urban-land-sale-in-detroit-must-be-dropped

Homesteading in Anniston
http://annistonstar.com/pages/full_story/push?article–Urban+homesteading-+could+offer+solution+to+Anniston-s+run-down+lots%20&id=20031517&instance=news_secondary

Bush put forward homesteading proposal post Katrina
http://www.progressive.org/mag_sturgis0807

Community Land Trusts
http://groundspark.org/pdfs/hh_viewingguide.pdf

HDFC Low-Income Co-ops: The Last Gasp of Affordable Housing?
http://www.habitatmag.com/Publication-Content/2008/2008-June/Featured-Articles-from-Our-Print-Magazine/HDFC-Low-Income-Affordable-Co-ops#.UNI5q65bdOQ

 

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