Miriam Axel-Lute

Miriam Axel-Lute
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Miriam Axel-Lute is editor of Shelterforce and associate director of the National Housing Institute. She lives in Albany, New York, where she serves on the Community Development Alliance board.

Creating Your Employee Handbook

Creating Your Employee Handbook, by Leyna Bernstein and the Management Center, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000. 256 pp. Need an employee manual, but don't know...

On Leadership

If you stop learning today, you stop leading tomorrow.              - Dr. Howard Hendricks, theologian. What makes a leader? We all have an image...

Knowledge is (Still) Power

It's getting harder and harder to call our time a period of record prosperity when the income disparity is as great as it is...

New Codes for Old Buildings

Rehabilitating old buildings in New Jersey used to be uncertain business. Depending on how much you spent compared to the building's value, you had...

Town & Gown: Making Research Serve Communities’ Needs

Academics often get a bad reputation for studying poor communities without involving them in study design. But some researchers are doing it differently.

Cardell Cooper

On August 11, 1999, HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development and former mayor of East Orange, New Jersey, Cardell Cooper returned home...

Business Consultants for Everyone

Ripples from the Zambezi: Passion, Entrepreneurship, and the Rebirth of Local Economies, Ernesto Sirolli. New Society Publishers, 1999. 151 pp. Cloth: $14.95.   ...

Grantmaking Power to the People

Foundations that fund grassroots organizing are a rare breed, perhaps because organizing challenges a power structure that includes foundations themselves. A new foundation in...

Livable Communities: A Shared Goal

On the face of it, the intersections between the sustainability movement and the community development movement are not too hard to identify. We know...

A Meeting of Movements

In New York City the mayor tries to cast destruction of community gardens as a gain for housing advocates. Along the west coast, on-going...

Divide and Conquer

In its one and a half years, the New York City Coalition for the Preservation of Gardens (known as the Garden Coalition) has worked...

In Their Own Hands: Colonias Organize

"Complex but doable," as one organizer put it, is an apt description of the job facing activists in the colonias, poverty-ridden communities along the...

Battle Over 13th Street: Squatter Evictions on the Lower East Side

New York City squatters caught between their need for decent homes and a city bent on privatization.When New York City police arrived around 9:30...