Safe, decent and affordable housing provides the platform for families and individuals to succeed. Children can grow up without trauma and focus on school, parents can pursue employment and education opportunities, persons with disabilities and seniors can live with dignity.
How does affordable housing get built and how does it stay affordable? Developers build it, public and philanthropic sources fund and regulate it and cities assist in making it happen. However, sometimes these important players reach their limits.
That’s where the Housing Justice Center (Formerly Housing Preservation Project) comes in. HJC uses laws to secure resources that were out of reach and pushes for local policies that stretch resources to produce more units. When all else fails, HJC turns to the courts to compel action on our toughest housing problems.