October 20, 2006, 8am PDT
<p>Policies and initiatives based on class and race are essential in altering the unequal patterns of opportunity in cities and suburbs.</p>
October 11, 2006, 8am PDT
<p>More Katrina evacuees went to Texas than any other state except Louisiana. A year later, many of them are in limbo.</p>
August 25, 2006, 9am PDT
The right choice of words, stories and images can have a remarkable effect on how the public views affordable housing.
August 16, 2006, 9am PDT
After 9/11, when economic forces threatened Chinatown's survival, collaborative planning built consensus on where to go next.
August 10, 2006, 11am PDT
Neighborhood planning allows community-based developers to move beyond housing development and become community catalysts.
August 3, 2006, 10am PDT
For 18 years, the Neighborhood Capital Budget Group has helped Chicago's grassroots community organizations understand where and how their public dollars are spent.
July 26, 2006, 12pm PDT
An experiment in Ontario, Canada has ordinary residents meeting regularly to decide how government funds are spent on playgrounds, health clinics and adult education.
July 17, 2006, 5am PDT
How residents of Lawrence, MA, are campaigning for greater resident control of public resources.
April 25, 2006, 12pm PDT
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.
April 7, 2006, 9am PDT
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?
February 2, 2006, 8am PST
How the tenants movement of the 1970s and 1980s evolved into the housing and community development movement of today.
January 26, 2006, 1pm PST
Grassroots groups, developers, bankers and others are sharing knowledge and collaborating on campaigns to change state and local community development policies.
January 18, 2006, 12pm PST
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.
January 9, 2006, 1pm PST
New alliances and collaborations are winning community benefits agreements that dramatically improve the lives of low-income residents.
December 8, 2005, 5am PST
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.
December 1, 2005, 6am PST
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.
November 18, 2005, 8am PST
A Santa Fe CDC responded to skyrocketing housing costs by becoming a lender and broker while it also preserved and built homes. In the process, the organization developed a more retail-oriented approach to ensuring people’s financial security.
November 9, 2005, 6am PST
Community development corporations have become too reliant on foundation grants and public dollars to provide affordable housing and jobs in our communities. But now that the era of giving is ending, we should consider the market as a way to support ourse
September 24, 2005, 1pm PDT
Limited-equity cooperatives have become a bulwark against a raging real estate market in midtown Manhattan, thanks to residents’ commitment to work together.
September 7, 2005, 2pm PDT
Three recent studies imply that gentrification does not cause displacement. Not so, argues an article in Shelterforce Magazine and outlines what it takes to help people stay when the community improves.