- The Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
This site has a bibliographic database of over 10,000 abstract citations to research reports, articles, books, monographs, and data sources in housing policy.
- Census Bureau Housing Topics
The site offers statistics and surveys related to housing, including the American Housing Survey Data, Homeownership Data, Housing Affordability, Housing Vacancy Data, and Historical Tables from the Housing Censuses. This site also has a way to navigate some of the housing figures from the census.
- Fannie Mae's Housing Periodicals
Links to Housing Policy Debate, Housing Facts and Findings, Journal of Housing Research, and working papers, reports, and proceedings from Fannie Mae.
- The Almanac of Policy Issues
This site has a review of the 106th Congress's work on housing, and good housing-related links at the bottom of the page.
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Housing Publications
The Center is a reliable research institute that conducts analyses on government policies and programs. This portion of their Web site, contains a series of complete publications related to Low-Income Housing.
- Center for Housing and New Community Economics (University of New Hampshire)
CHANCE's mission is to improve and increase access to integrated, affordable, and accessible housing coordinated with, but separate from, personal assistance and supportive services.
- Change Communications
This internet site offers a wide range of links to key housing and community development organizations, resources, government agencies and databases.
- Enterprise Foundation
A national, nonprofit housing and community development organization. It publishes a series of useful journals, provides access to an online Best-Practices Database, and holds an annual conference. Phone: 410-964-1230
- Joint Center for Housing Studies (at Harvard)
Focus is mainly on housing sales, construction; just released a report on 3/5/02 - The State of the Nation's Housing:2001 - bulk of it examines housing sales and rental trends, but towards the end of the document discussion of special housing needs.
- The Urban Institute
The Urban Institute's goals are to sharpen thinking about society's problems and efforts to solve them, improve government decisions and their implementation, and increase citizens' awareness about important public choices.
- Virginia Center for Housing Research (Virginia Tech)
Located at Virginia Tech, has a mission to serve as "an interdisciplinary study, research, and information resource on housing for the Commonwealth of Virginia."
- Yahoo's directory of sites on housing
Includes subject grouped sites for homelessness, fair housing, affordable housing; individual links include sites for women's housing issues
Associations / Interest & Advocacy Groups
- Corporation for Supportive Housing
"CSH was created in 1991 with funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Ford Foundation to support the individual efforts of local nonprofit pioneers developing service-supported housing for those most in need -- people coping with extreme poverty and mental illness, addiction or HIV/AIDS."
- The Homeownership Alliance
The Homeownership Alliance is an organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, and expanding housing opportunities for all Americans.
- Housing Assistance Council
Helping local organizations in rural America build affordable homes
- The McAuley Institute
McAuley Institute is a national, nonprofit housing organization founded by the Sisters of Mercy.
- National Housing Institute
NHI also focuses on affordable housing, but also poverty and racism. Their Web site provides access to full text publications and Shelterforce magazine articles back to 1994.
- National Low Income Housing Coalition
Founded in 1974, their focus is on affordable housing, Website includes full-text reports from the Coalition, including their Advocate's Guide to Housing and Community Development Policy. They also track news and alerts relating to housing on a weekly basis.
- National Association of Home Builders
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a federation of more than 800 state and local builders associations throughout the United States. Chief among NAHB's goals is providing and expanding opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing.
- American Housing Technology and Information Resource
The research arm of NAHB.
Home Builders Care
NAHB's campaign to encourage member community outreach.
AIDS Housing of Washington
A non-profit organization that develops Seattle-area housing for people with AIDS, also maintains an online resource library on the field, and a national database of housing providers.
- The Arc of the United States
The national organization for people with mental retardation, has a wealth of information about the condition and issues of importance to its members at its Web site.
- Residential Services for People with Developmental Disabilities: Status and Trends Through 2000, by the University of Minnesota's Institute of Community Integration, is part of an exhaustive, on-going project at the Institute to track changes in residential services provided to people with developmental disabilities.
- The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities: 2002 Study Summary, an examination of the trends in state and national services for people with developmental disabilities, was published by the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado.
- The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the foremost advocacy group for people with mental illness, offers extensive educational and research materials.
- The Center for Mental Health Services maintains a Web site with information for adults and children.
- The American Psychiatric Association offers pamphlets and fact sheets on psychiatric disorders and illnesses.
- The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law includes information on the legal rights of the mentally ill and disabled.
- The National Coalition for the Homeless Web site has extensive research on the affordable housing shortage and other issues concerning the homeless.
- The Urban Institute maintains a database of studies on homelessness and housing, including Martha Burt's brief What Will It Take to End Homelessness?
- Homelessness: Programs and the People They Serve, a 1996 study conducted by the Census Bureau, is among the most complete recent compilations of data about the homeless.
- The National Low Income Housing Coalition Web site provides an analysis of the hourly wage necessary for a worker to afford a two-bedroom apartment in different parts of the United States, as well as other information.
National Alliance to End Homelessness
NAEH works "to mobilize the nonprofit, public and private sectors of society in an alliance to end homelessness." Their site includes information about policy and legislation as well as statistics and information for children.
- The Orphan Foundation of America includes a wealth of statistics and other information about children in and leaving foster care.
- The Children's Bureau is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It issues an annual Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) report on children in the foster care system that includes extensive information on who and where they are.
- Foster Youth Transitions to Adulthood: A Longitudinal View of Youth Leaving Care, a University of Chicago study, is one of the most recent and highly regarded studies to track children leaving foster care. It was published in Child Welfare, vol. LXXX, Number 6, November/December 2001.
- Foster Care Today, a study by researchers at Casey Family Programs, provides an overview of the history of foster care and the current state of the child welfare system.
- The National Foster Parent Association offers a range of information on foster care.
- The Fortune Society has extensive information about the criminal justice system and the support available for ex-offenders.
- The Justice Policy Institute examines current prison trends, along with alternatives to incarceration.
- The National Institute of Justice has published a series of papers on sentencing and corrections, including When Prisoners Return to the Community: Political, Economic and Social Consequences.
- The Urban Institute provides extensive research on crime in America in the "Issues in Focus" section of its Web site.
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence has educational materials and contact information for victims of abuse.
- The Social Policy Action Network maintains an exhaustive set of links related to family and children's issues, and provides information on the Second Chance Homes project for young mothers.
- The Alan Guttmacher Institute, a non-profit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health issues, examines the demographics of teenage pregnancy.
- Information from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System can be found in the publications section of the U.S. Children's Bureau Web site.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration has information on drug addiction, alcohol and tobacco use, including the 2000 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse.
- The study, No Place to Hide: Substance Abuse in Mid-Size Cities and Rural America, can be found at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse's Web site.
- A national directory of Oxford Houses, along with the story of the movement, can be found at the Oxford House Web site.
- The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence provides educational material and resources.
- The Office of National Drug Control Policy maintains an extensive site with information on drugs and federal policy.
- The Technical Assistance Collaborative is a national organization that works on behalf of people with disabilities or other special needs by providing technical expertise in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, human services and affordable housing.