Journal Article
Nonprofit Housing Organizations and Institutional Support: The Management Challenge

The viability of the low income housing built by nonprofit organizations in US cities hinges on the ability of these groups to maintain and manage it. Nonprofit sponsors and their institutional support system have only recently begun to recognize the importance of property and asset management. First priority continues to be housing production, followed by organizational capacity building. This paper explores how the institutional support network for nonprofit housing has begun to address the need for stronger property management. Drawing from recent six city study, the authors examine different ways by which local and national networks provide financial and technical support for property management. They conclude with a series of recommendations for broadening and strengthening institutional support for property management in the nonprofit sector.

Title
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsSchwartz A, Bratt RG, Vidal AC, Keyes L
JournalJournal of Urban Affairs
Volume18
Issue4
Pagination389-407
Abstract

The viability of the low income housing built by nonprofit organizations in US cities hinges on the ability of these groups to maintain and manage it. Nonprofit sponsors and their institutional support system have only recently begun to recognize the importance of property and asset management. First priority continues to be housing production, followed by organizational capacity building. This paper explores how the institutional support network for nonprofit housing has begun to address the need for stronger property management. Drawing from recent six city study, the authors examine different ways by which local and national networks provide financial and technical support for property management. They conclude with a series of recommendations for broadening and strengthening institutional support for property management in the nonprofit sector.

URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9906.1996.tb00387.x