The following documents and articles related to urban homesteading.
- House Bill 113, General Assembly of Pennsylvania, Session 1981: "Providing authority for urban homesteading and the mechanics for establishing homesteading districts; expanding local government's authority in dealing with urban blight and decay; and providing exclusions from present statutory laws."
- "Part 590-Urban Homesteading. Code of Federal Regulations. Title 24 Housing and Urban Development. 54 FR 23937, June 2, 1989, unless otherwise noted.
- "What's In the New 'Growth Policy Act'?", Florida Sustainable Communities Center, June 11, 1999.
- "Basic Congressional and Presidential Actions Establishing Major HUD-related Programs," Homes & Communities, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Last updated December 5, 2000.
Articles & Commentary
- "Urban Homesteading," Mother Earth News, September/October 1980: "Urban homesteading programs—which allow people to purchase ... and renovate decaying urban properties—came about as a response to the metropolitan housing crisis of the late 1960's. About that time, the middle-class flight to the suburbs had led to an increased need for city services on the part of the poor who remained behind ... and taxes rose as the tax base fell."
- John Engler and Bill Shuette, "Urban Homesteading—An Urban Policy for a New Century. 'Updating a nineteenth-century idea, to build stronger communities in the inner cities'," Hudson Institute, Spring 1988.