Matthew Brian Hersh & Miriam Axel-Lute

Miriam Axel-Lute is associate director at National Housing Institute and editor at _Shelterforce_.

Matthew Brian Hersh is senior editor at _Shelterforce_


  • Shelterforce Interview: Shelley Poticha

    Shelterforce speaks with Shelley Poticha, director of HUD’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, about implementing sustainable policy at the federal level while encouraging local innovation, keeping down the cost of green housing, and effecting change while dealing with federal government bureaucracy.

  • Ron Sims: Retiring from HUD, Not from Public Service

    Shelterforce caught up with the HUD deputy secretary on the precipice of retirement, nearly two-and-a-half years after joining the agency. Sims brought to HUD not only his political savvy, but also an unshakable commitment to equity and sustainability. In this exit interview, we talk about his accomplishments at HUD, plans for the future, and what he thinks needs to be done in order to stabilize the housing market.

  • The “Minnesota Nice”:  A Culture of Collaboration

    In and around the Twin Cities, there is a tolerance for process and building relationships to handle the pressing challenges facing neighborhoods.