It’s becoming increasingly common for community development corporations and grassroots housing organizations to have board members from the health care sector. Here's why.
A health center has partnered with a legal services agency to better help patients by addressing the social determinants of health. This “medical-legal partnership” is part of a growing trend that’s taking place across the nation.
New Orleans relies on its artists as a core part of its economy. What can be done when those artists can no longer afford to call the city home?
With the approval of new background check procedures, a criminal conviction won't automatically disqualify a person from receiving public housing or voucher assistance in New Orleans.
Despite the controversy surrounding them, charter schools have become a major segment of the CDFI field’s business, requiring new assessment tools to keep the lending mission-focused.
The post-Katrina work of legal services lawyers shows that if you care about equity, legal aid belongs high on the list of crucial disaster recovery programs.
Veterans tend to have many job skills—but translating that into civilian employment is often harder than it should be.
When it's more appealing to circumvent the law requiring that jobs in public housing construction go to qualified residents than to follow it, something needs to change.
Arrest records aren’t the only barrier to employment out there that’s not about skills and job readiness. During the post-Katrina redevelopment of the New Orleans...
Those charged with redeveloping one of New Orleans’s Big Four public housing developments faced an extreme version of nearly every challenge that public housing redevelopment struggles with.
Those charged with redeveloping one of New Orleans’s Big 4 public housing developments faced an extreme version of nearly every challenge that public housing redevelopment struggles with. and while it wasn’t perfect, they took their responsibilities to work with the residents seriously, and learned some lessons to share with others.
You can do good work even in a devastated city, but you have to build an alternate set of systems until the regular systems...