Jodi Weinberger

27 Posts

Jodi Weinberger served as assistant editor of Shelterforce from 2013 to 2014.

Community Collaboration Results in Brilliant Transformation

This is a project you truly have to see to believe. Artist Matthew Mazzotta, the Coleman Center for the Arts, and community in York, Alabama, collaborated to transform a blighted […]


Urban Planning Needs More Women

As a feminist who loves labeling herself with the word feminist, I get stuck in a lot of frustrating conversations with those who think gender equality means treating women the […]

Community Development Field

What’s in a Name?

The government leaders in Paterson, N.J., are learning the hard way about the importance of community involvement in the naming and branding of neighborhoods. An editorial on this morning […]


Housing Advocates File Suit Against DeMarco, FHFA

Don't be fooled by the appearance in the media of a housing market in recovery, Rachel LaForest, executive director of Right to the City Alliance (RTTC), said on a press […]

Community Development Field

Defining Language

Comprehensive. Scale. Development. Capacity. Impact. These words (and many others) took on new definitions when I began working at Shelterforce just two months ago. Understanding the jargon of community development, […]

Community Development Field

Community Development: It’s What’s For Dinner

Last week we heard from Alan Mallach and Mindy Thompson Fullilove on different aspects of stable neighborhoods. Mallach, in his post, looks at some of the principles of what it […]

Fair Housing

NJ Court Blocks the State From Taking Municipal Affordable Housing Funds

I was a reporter covering Bergen County, New Jersey, in May 2012 when municipalities in the state were told by the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) that they would either […]

Neighborhood Change

3 Things for Nonprofits to Remember About Abandoned Properties

“'Do nothing' is not an option.” So says Jerry Flach, construction project director at Paterson Habitat for Humanity, of the need to take action on New Jersey's vacant and abandoned […]

a street sign saying a neighborhood watch program is in force

Collective Empowerment or an Invitation to Vigilantes?

Jeremy Liu’s post on combining “proactive” and “protective” services to both give people a greater sense of agency and help control costs for municipal budgets was an opening to discuss […]


HUD Downsizes Multifamily Housing Programs

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday that it will be restructuring its Multifamily Housing Programs and the Office of Field Policy and Management to meet the […]


Jon Bon Jovi Announces Winner of Project REACH

Jon Bon Jovi announced Monday the winner of the Project REACH competition—a mobile app contest challenging companies to develop a program to connect outreach providers with real-time access to resources […]

Housing Advocacy

Obama’s Budget is Good for Public Land

Over the next few weeks we'll be hearing from a range of stakeholders about how they feel President Obama's proposed $3.8 trillion budget will effect the nation. One group that has […]