An experiment in Ontario, Canada has ordinary residents meeting regularly to decide how government funds are spent on playgrounds, health clinics and adult education.
Jul 26, 2006 Shelterforce Magazine
How residents of Lawrence, MA, are campaigning for greater resident control of public resources.
Jul 17, 2006 Shelterforce Magazine
A grassroots coalition in Oakland used its organizing and design skills to produce a housing proposal the city couldn't refuse, despite the mayor's stiff opposition.
Apr 25, 2006 Shelterforce Magazine
Displaced and overwhelmed, three major organizing networks provided immediate aid to Hurricane Katrina evacuees, and began working for long-term, equitable recovery. Will they be able to rise to the human and political challenges?
Apr 7, 2006 Shelterforce Magazine
How the tenants movement of the 1970s and 1980s evolved into the housing and community development movement of today.
Feb 2, 2006 Shelterforce Magazine
Grassroots groups, developers, bankers and others are sharing knowledge and collaborating on campaigns to change state and local community development policies.
Jan 26, 2006 Shelterforce Magazine
New York ACORN's deal with a major private developer to incorporate a higher-than-average number of affordable housing units could provide an unprecedented strategy for collaboration and partnership.
Jan 18, 2006 Shelterforce Magazine
New alliances and collaborations are winning community benefits agreements that dramatically improve the lives of low-income residents.
Jan 9, 2006 Shelterforce Magazine
The West Bank Community Development Corporation of Minneapolis has remained the last bastion of collective control of housing, working against the tide to prevent it from becoming just another financial asset, rather than a community’s asset.
Dec 8, 2005 Shelterforce Magazine
In upstate New York, housing groups started a brokerage for low-income residents and neighborhoods poorly served by for-profit real estate agents. While it is a nonprofit, the brokerage is still expected to pay for itself.
Dec 1, 2005 Shelterforce Magazine