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(EBOOK/PDF) [More Than Shelter] ☆ Amy L. Howard

In the popular imagination public housing tenants are considered at best victims housing tenants are considered at best victims intractable poverty and at worst criminals More Than Shelter makes clear that such limited perspectives Do Not Capture The not capture the reality of tenants’ active engagement in shaping public housing into communities By looking closely at three public housing projects in San Francisco Amy L Howard brings to light the dramatic measures tenants have taken to create and sustain and strengthen communities that mattered to them More Than light the dramatic measures tenants have taken to create and sustain and strengthen communities that mattered to them More Than opens with the tumultuous institutional history of the San Francisco Housing Authority from its inception during the New Deal ,


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Ience breaks new round in highlighting diversity of public housing in ways than one The EXPERIENCE OF NORTH BEACH PLACE IN of North Beach Place in raises uestions about the politics of development and redevelopment in this case Howard examines activism across My Name is Abu Salem generations first by African Americans seeking to desegregate public housing then by cross racial and cross ethnic tenantroups mobilizing to maintain public housing in the shadow of entrificationTaken together the stories Howard tells challenge assumptions about public housing and its tenants and make way for a broader productive and inclusive vision of the public housing program in the United Stat. Ra through its repeated leadership failures to its attempts boost its credibility in the 1990s Howard then turns to Valencia Gardens in the Mission District; built in the project became a perpetually contested and embattled space Within that space tenants came together in what the project became a perpetually contested and embattled space Within that space tenants came together in what calls affective activism activism focused on intentional relationships and community building that served to fortify residents in the face of shared challenges Such activism also fueled cross sector coalition building at Ping Yuen in Chinatown bringing tenants and organizations together to advocate for and improve public housing the account of their exper. housing The account of their exper. .

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