John Atlas

John Atlas is president of the National Housing Institute (NHI), a nonprofit research and policy center that sponsors Shelterforce magazine.


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A new documentary tells the real story of the right’s attack on ACORN and what it portended. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Everything you ever wanted to know about the mortgage meltdown but were afraid to ask. Read more

Housing and Transportation



Saving public housing will require more than bootstrap lectures and selling off units to tenants. To transform housing projects into safe communities requires a new balance of rights and responsibilities—and real resources. Read more

Economic Policy