Jan Breidenbach

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Jan Breidenbach teaches housing policy at Occidental College. She is formerly of the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing.

Taking the Measure of Community

Contesting Community: The Limits and Potential
of Local Organizing
, by James DeFilippis, Robert Fisher, and Eric Shragge. Rutgers University Press, 2010, 208 pp. $25.95 (paper).


Frank Wilkinson’s Legacy

His was a life devoted to the preservation of our civil liberties. But it all began with a belief in decent, affordable housing.


LA Story – The Los Angeles Coalition that Made a $100 Million Housing Trust Fund Happen

January 2002 was not an auspicious time for launching expensive social initiatives in California’s largest city. Still reeling from September 11, Los Angeles faced a $200 million deficit. Mayor James […]


Magical Urbanism

Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the U.S. Big City, By Mike Davis Verso Press, June 2000 129 pp. Globalization is the overarching theme of our times. This inter-penetration of culture, economics […]


Charting a New Future

In late 1996 Southern California CDCs were reeling. The recession of the early ’90s had bottomed out but recovery was at least a year away, smoke from the 1992 Los […]


CDCs and Section 8:

Although the exact changes in project-based Section 8 programs haven’t yet been determined, change is coming, and it will not only affect present owners and managers of this housing, but […]