Jan Breidenbach

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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...