There’s plenty of good information out there about assisted housing. Non-profit organizations, as well as government agencies, produce a variety of daily, monthly and quarterly newsletters. Here are five that we like:
* Affordable Housing Report (http://bit.ly/jG9Ir0): A daily publication, this newsletter is an on-line product that covers jobs, news and events in the affordable housing industry. Geared toward industry professionals, but still valuable for tenants.
* Justice Off The Shelf (http://bit.ly/zX4DV8): Published by the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, this newsletter features young, socially conscious lawyers serving the public trust. In-depth and timely.
* The Resident (http://1.usa.gov/rSegBG): HUD’s vehicle for communicating with tenants, this newsletter contains tips and tactics as well as governmental news. Issued monthly.
* Tenant Talk (http://bit.ly/yqTCOa): This newsletter “covers issues of importance to low income residents and tenants, like Section 3 work requirements, the budget and appropriations process, and disaster housing.” Published quarterly by the National Low Income Housing Association.
* Assisted Housing News (http://bit.ly/zVChFZ): From the National Leased Housing Association, this link holds information taken from the subscription-only Bulletin newsletter. Another great place to keep up with HUD’s proposed rules changes.
All of these publications are free. Make it your duty to stay informed, so that when the subject of assisted housing comes up you never have to say “I didn’t know that.” Knowledge is power!