Yates: Housing Organizing for the Long Haul

Contents | Introduction | 1933-48 | 1949-65 | 1960s | 1971-88 | 1988-93 | 1990s | Summary/Analysis | References/Notes/Bio


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1. (Bobo 1991) is one of the best.

2. The National Organizers Alliance, located in Washington DC, is a beginning point for learning about them.

3. Information from the National Housing Conference World Wide Web site at www.nhc.org

4. Northern Virginia Sun, various articles, July and August 1966.

5. Interview of Woody Widrow by the author, December 1997.

6. From a luncheon address at the National Policy Forum on Poverty, organized by the National Association of Community Action Agencies, April 19, 1996. The address was given by Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, General Secretary, National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA.

7. "MARCH FOR OUR LIVES: Homeless March from Philadelphia to NYC," Kensington Welfare Rights Union <kwru@libertynet.org> , Press Release: May 26, 1997; received by the author from an Internet e-mail list.

8. The author's analysis, using the document "List of Housing Now Staff and Regional Contacts" undated but from internal indications prepared by the national office of Housing Now! in the summer of 1989.

9. Letter from Seattle Displacement Coalition, April 23, 1990.

10. An example is the HUD Communities Information World Wide Web site, whose Uniform Resource Locator, or Web address, is http://www.hud.gov/states.html

11. "Housing Justice Campaign to Fight for Trust Fund," The Low-income Housing Information Service Roundup, March 1994, Number 165.

12. "The Progressive Challenge Continues -- A Fairness Agenda for America", n.d.

Author Biography

Larry Yates, now Grassroots Organizing Mentor at the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, worked for housing advocacy and organizing groups at the local, state and national level from 1981 through 1995. He participated in fair housing struggles in the mid-1960s, and
anti-gentrification fights in the 1970s.

Contents | Introduction | 1933-48 | 1949-65 | 1960s | 1971-88 | 1988-93 | 1990s | Summary/Analysis | References/Notes/Bio