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failures to its attempts to boost its credibility the 1990s Howard to attempts to boost its credibility in the 1990s Howard turns to Valencia Gardens in the Mission District; built in 1943 the project became a perpetually contested and embattled space Within that space tenants came together in what Howard 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 cross sector coalition building at Ping Yuen in Chinatown tenants and organizations together to advocate for and improve public housing The account of their exper. .
In the popular imagination public housing tenants are considered at best victims of intractable poverty and at worst criminals More Than Shelter makes clear that such limited perspectives do not capture the rich reality of tenants’ engagement in shaping public housing into communities By looking closely at three public housing projects engagement in shaping housing into communities By looking closely at three public housing projects 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 Shelter opens with the tumultuous institutional history of the San Francisco Housing Authority from its
Inception During The New Dealduring the New Deal Ience breaks new ground in highlighting the diversity of public housing in ways than one The experience of North Beach Place in turn raises uestions
about the politics of development and redevelopment in this case Howard examines activism across generations first by African Americansthe politics of development and redevelopment in this case Howard examines activism across generations first by African Americans to desegregate public housing then by cross racial and cross
Ethnic Tenant Groups Mobilizing Totenant groups mobilizing to public housing in the shadow of gentrificationTaken together the stories Howard tells challenge assumptions about public housing and its tenants and make way for a
productive and inclusive vision of public housing program in the United Stat.BROADER PRODUCTIVE AND INCLUSIVE VISION OF