January 24, 2013, 6am PST
Advocates of inclusionary zoning have something to smile about. A new report from the Rand Corporation confirms that the housing produced by these zoning policies does in fact create or preserve affordable housing in areas of low poverty.
May 10, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Manufactured-home communities, long vulnerable to displacement at the whim of park owners, are working with nonprofit partners to increase resident ownership of the land.</p>
May 9, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>When luxury condo developers started buying up properties on W Street in D.C., the low-income tenants who already lived there decided to get in the game.</p>
August 31, 2005, 6am PDT
The impact of segregation endures in a Mississippi coast town, where an African-American community is working to protect its environment, housing and history.
July 28, 2005, 6am PDT
Financial help from business owners, matched by public dollars, enables hundreds of people to live close to their jobs in Chicago. The idea is catching on.
July 19, 2005, 6am PDT
Hope Community Inc. organized residents to discuss and plan the future of a local park, allowing them to control the change in their neighborhood.
July 12, 2005, 12pm PDT
Is it good for the community? The neighborhood? The block? These are the questions that drive decisions in one city’s housing court.
June 29, 2005, 6am PDT
The rise and fall of the Chicago Association of Neighborhood Development Organizations illustrates the challenges facing advocacy organizations when they shift to service delivery.
May 23, 2005, 12pm PDT
Environmental justice and tenant advocates aren’t waiting for legislators to write tougher policies to protect people from lead paint, mold and other hazards in their homes. They are getting together to document these problems – and winning
May 11, 2005, 10am PDT
The Thompson v. HUD court ruling found that the department was liable in the concentration of poor minorities in certain areas of Baltimore. What steps can HUD take to remedy the situation and desegregate the country’s public housing?
May 5, 2005, 2pm PDT
Cities and neighborhoods in decline should consider adopting strategies that will change their housing markets for the better, and at the same time preserve affordability.
April 29, 2005, 10am PDT
In weak market cities where cynicism and dysfunction have become the norm, it takes a different kind of organizing to bring people together to demand change.
January 17, 2004, 7am PST
How one innovative economic development program is challenging stereotypes, and providing job training and housing rehab along the way.
January 11, 2004, 1pm PST
The president of the National Housing Institute looks at how community development is portrayed on the silver screen, and how it affects the work of urban planners.
July 6, 2003, 1pm PDT
While CDCs are focused on trying to revitalize neighborhoods, what makes them tick behind the scenes?
July 3, 2003, 3pm PDT
A recent attack from the Right prompts an appreciation of the venerable grassroots organization, ACORN.
July 2, 2003, 1pm PDT
National momentum can't substitute for hard organizing work at the local level, but sometimes it can set the stage -- or provide a needed burst of energy.
July 1, 2003, 1pm PDT
What happens when an oppressed community moves into a neighborhood where another oppressed community lives – and starts gentrifying it?
May 23, 2003, 5am PDT
Kenneth Reardon recounts the decade-long successful effort to revitalize the once-devestated East St. Louis community.
September 23, 2002, 12pm PDT
A longtime activist assesses the Millennial Housing Commission report's questionable assumptions and remedies, and the real solutions that were ignored.