Looking Beyond Shelter to Help Low-Income People

Neal Peirce looks at the new concept of "comprehensive community development," which expands the scope of affordable housing to include jobs, schools and public safety.

LISC president Michael Rubinger talked about the idea at a recent event launching a new think tank to address these issues.

"The essence is full-bore attention to all of a challenged neighborhood's problems. It's an approach pioneered in the South Bronx by super-CDC-leader Anita Miller, with key support from the Surdna Foundation, in the early 1990s. More recently, it's been expanded by LISC and supported significantly by the MacArthur Foundation, first in Chicago neighborhoods and more recently in 20 other cities across the country."

Full Story: Struggling Neighborhoods: Time To Think Big About Broad-Scale Solutions

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