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Housing & Shelter Resources

  • Habitat for Humanity International
    http://www.habitat.org/   
    A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide. Earn a house by helping to build it and others. Learn more about the program at this website and locate a Habitat organization in your area.
  • Presbyterian Homes and Housing
    http://www.phhf.com/   
    Provides affordable non-assisted rental housing for low-income seniors in West Central Florida. Includes locations, photos and information on facilities.
  • CHAS: Catholic Housing Aid Society
    http://www.chasnat.demon.co.uk/   
    UK-London: CHAS works to prevent homelessness by giving free confidential housing advice, acting on behalf of people in crisis, supporting local action groups and projects, and campaigning to end the causes of homelessness.
  • Christmas in April
    http://www.christmas-in-april.org/abe.htm   
    A non-profit, community organization located in Berkeley, California, that rehabilitates the homes of low-income, disabled seniors.
  • Housing Crisis Center
    http://www.housingcrisiscenter.org/   
    21 year old organization in Dallas, Texas works to prevent homelessness, to stabilize families, the elderly and the disabled in decent, affordable, permanent housing. Also works to empower these groups to solve their own housing problems.
  • Housingnet (UK)
    http://www.housingnet.co.uk/   
    UK-based social housing resource site includes databases of housing associations and housing resources, information on housing research, a discussion forum, and 500 or so links to housing webpages around the world.
  • Shared Housing for Independent Living Opportunities
    http://www.shilo.org/   
    Information on an affordable housing complex in San Francisco for low-income, disabled young adults with Jewish-oriented support services and social activities.
  • @grassroots.org: Homeless Organizing Project
    http://www.grass-roots.org/usa/homeorg.shtml   
    A community coalition in Duluth, Minnesota advocating for increased affordable housing. Feasture stories written by Robin Garr, a prize-winning journalist.
  • Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing
    http://www.apah.org/   
    Providing safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities to low- and moderate-income families and individuals in Arlington County, Virginia. Includes educational quiz on the realities of low-income housing in Arlington.
  • Building Healthier Communities (BHC)
    http://www.bhconline.org/   
    Sisters of Mercy-affiliated institutions and other faith-based organizations working in partnership with economically poor people, community-based organizations and the public and private sectors.
  • Cherokee Heights Indian Housing Project
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/9303/   
    Information about 111 families living on tribal lands in Mayes County, Oklahoma. Also includes a newsletter, community bulletin board and chat room and linked personal pages.
  • Homes of Hope
    http://www.homesofhope.org/   
    Faith-based organization on upstate of South Carolina serves people of all backgrounds; employs people who have difficulty in finding a job to prepare homes made available at no cost to needy families.
  • Housing Counseling from HUD
    http://www.hud.gov/hsgcoun.html   
    The US Department of Housing and Urban Development directory of housing counseling includes Keep Your Home, advice for Senior Citizens, and finding a housing counseling center near you.
  • Housing Crisis Center, Dallas Tenant's Association
    http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/8409/   
    Description of programs to prevent homelessness: emergency shelter, eviction prevention, transitional housing and support for single parents.
  • Magic: A Different Approach to Ending Homelessness
    http://www.ecomagic.org/homelessness.html   
    A residential learning community in Palo Alto, CA, committed to developing an ecological culture that will eliminate homelessness.
  • North East Housing Service Ltd
    http://www.nehs.org.au/   
    Melbourne Australia organization providing housing information & referral, plus management of emergency & supported housing. Contact information provided.
  • Pine Street Inn
    http://www.pinestreetinn.org/   
    Boston, Massachusetts nonprofit providing shelter, healthcare, job training, housing and other needs to men, women & children.
  • Shelter Net at the Individuation Foundation
    http://shelter.individuation.net/   
    A free tool for posting and locating emergency shelter information. For IE browsers only.
  • Shelter, the National Campaign for Homeless People
    http://www.shelter.org.uk/main.html   
    United Kingdom site working to reduce the numbers of people sleeping in the streets of England, Scotland and Wales by providing hostel beds, housing advice and advocacy.
  • South Port Community Housing Group
    http://www.infoxchange.net.au/spchg/   
    Preserving and managing rooming houses, youth hostels and other affordable community housing in Melbourne, Australia. Description of programs and eligibility requirements, with contact information.
  • Sydney Housing Action Collective
    http://shac.jumprealestate.com/   
    Sydney, Australia organization offering squatting and squatting-related information, some specific to Sydney (local abandoned buildings) but other info (such as a Squatter's Handbook) also useful elsewhere.
  • Twynham Housing Association
    http://www.twynham.co.uk/   
    Provides, manages and maintain shomes for people in need, including homeless families, the disabled and those affected by emergencies. Located in southern central England.
  • Victorian Office of Housing
    http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/hous/   
    Victoria, Australia regional Department of Human Services affordable housing program. Information on programs and services, financial assistance, and available publications.
  • SHARE: Seattle Housing and Resource Effort
    http://insideshare.org/
    Seattle Washington shelter network self-managed by homeless and formerly homeless men and women; over 18 only, some facilities for couples.

    Other relevant links at:
  • Seatlle Crisis Resource Directory
  • Tedrico's Page Homelessness Resource Links
  • Homeless Program Index
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Anitra L. Freeman
c/o Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project
2129 Second Avenue Seattle WA 98104 USA
(206) 441-3247 (206) 441-8847 e-mail: anitra@spamcop.net