Please join Busboys and Poets Books as they welcome author and long time NAHT conference attendee Glyn Robbins of Defend Council Housings in the U.K. to Takoma to discuss his new book There's No Place: The American Housing Crisis and What It Means for the UK." If you are in the D.C. area please show your support by attending this event.
There's No Place was released on 16th June, two days after the appalling - and preventable - Grenfell Tower disaster. The book comes at a critical moment for the future of housing in the US and UK. The election of Donald Trump makes a property developer "the most powerful man in the world". For Americans with low-incomes, the limited help to keep a home they can afford is at risk. In the UK, housing is at a crossroads between a revival of non-market housing or letting the market rip, a choice made more stark by Grenfell. There's No Place tells the story of resistance and struggle at local level through the voices of those fighting to save their homes. Each chapter covers a different aspect of the trans-Atlantic housing crisis based on detailed field research and interviews in Boston, New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, New Orleans, Atlanta and Washington DC.
You all may have heard about long time affordable housing advocate, NAHT member, and board present Charlotte Delgado passing away recently. Glyn, who knew Charlotte was kind enough to post a tribute to her on his website which can be viewed here
Glyn Robbins is a London (UK) - based housing worker and campaigner. His articles about housing and urban policy appear regularly in the labour movement and housing press and have also been published by The Guardian. Glyn is an active trade unionist and socialist and has a PhD in urban policy. This is his first book.
Glyn is a memeber of Defend Council Housing in the UK which is NAHT's sister organization. HE has been been attending the NAHT conference for more than a decade and NAHT was excited to launch the book at this years 25th anniversary conference. In the book it highlights NAHT affiliates and leaders like Charlotte Delgado. He really tells our story-NAHT's Story!
Half of the proceeds will go to NAHT. To purchase the book you can go here or
1. By credit transfer to - Glyn Robbins Santander A/C 16354471 Sort code 09-01-26
2. By PayPal to Red Roof Publishing
3. By cheque payable to Glyn Robbins and sent to 20 Moravian Street, LONDON E2 0NJ.
Another NAHT victory! HUD has published the special Fact Sheet which Public Housing Agencies will now be required to issue to tenants when owners convert to Enhanced Vouchers. As sought by NAHT, the Fact Sheet emphasizes tenants’ Right to Remain in the property, as long as they are compliant with the lease and the building remains rental housing.
Read up on the newest released statement from NAHT about how we need to save our homes and stop the Administration's Budget Cuts!
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