Alan Jenkins

Alan Jenkins
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Alan Jenkins is the executive director and co-founder of The Opportunity Agenda.

An Opportunity Century?  Election 2012, Social Justice, and America

As the election results sink in, partisans are busy debating what 2012 voting patterns mean for Republican and Democratic prospects...

An Open Letter To The Candidates: We Need Housing Solutions

Last week, a coalition of housing, civil rights, and consumer protection groups issued an open letter to President Obama and...

Get Specific on the Homeownership Crisis

Now that the presidential tickets are set, it’s time for the candidates to get specific about problems and solutions critical...

Gabby, Ryan, and Home Opportunity for All

Not even Olympians are immune from America’s homeownership crisis. The Associated Press reported this week that the parents of U.S....

It’s Time for Home Opportunity

Dramatic developments this month have underscored our nation’s progress, as well as our continuing peril, when it comes to Home...

No More Excuses: Principal Reduction Will Give Relief to American Homeowners

One by one, the excuses have fallen. Yet Edward DeMarco, acting head of FHFA, the agency that runs Fannie...

Racial Discrimination by Banks Only Worsens the Foreclosure Crisis

This is the first entry in a series based on the National Fair Housing Alliance report, “The Banks Are Back,...

Honoring Justice

Earlier this month, I had the honor of speaking at the memorial service for civil rights hero and respected jurist...

Obama’s Wrong Note on Foreclosures

As Election Day nears, President Obama is regaining his populist mojo. His State of the Union address was mostly pitch...

An Opportunity to Talk About the Foreclosure Crisis

As the Republican presidential candidates debate the moral legitimacy of venture capital strategies, and the Occupy movement continues to challenge...

Magner v. Gallagher and Fair Housing in the 21st Century

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear a little-known case with profound implications for our nation’s progress toward equal opportunity for all....

Raising Hell and Raising Money, Too

An ally of my agency, the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV), told me about a conversation he once had with the...