Community lenders try to address the capital crunch faced by small businesses of color.
Place-based initiatives won’t address the kinds of injustice and poverty that community development was formed to fight.
With responses by Brentin Mock and Miriam Axel-Lute.
Wall Street’s criminal recklessness and its impact on millions of people across the country is making activists out of an unlikely selection of people.
Greedy bankers, brokers, and investors abused their political power and forced millions of Americans to lose their homes. Now what can we do to solve the crisis?
Building when you could buy is inefficient—and contributes to economic segregation.
Groups working with older adults, including many community developers, are crafting a range of creative interventions, from home modifications to service-enriched housing models, to allow seniors to age in place. Will it be enough?
Cooperatives align closely with the goals and values of community developers and deserve more attention as an economic development strategy.
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.
A focus on housing connected to education and wellness will be needed to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
For decades, the United States government, pushed by its business partners in the financial and real estate world, "marched the nation into a delusion." The fantasy is that we can create wealth for millions of homeowners by enriching investors, brokerage and mortgage companies and Wall Street bankers "to the fullest extent possible with few boundaries."
Homeowners under threat of foreclosure suffer a level of trauma that's largely invisible to most Americans, while professionals working to keep people in their homes are often overwhelmed by the complexity of the crisis.
The HOPE SF program is aiming to explicitly avoid many of the problems mixed-income public housing redevelopments have faced, to create a truly inclusive process.
The Atlanta BeltLine brings much promise to the city of Atlanta, but will elevated housing costs be an unwelcome addition? Atlanta is looking to a community land trust to preserve affordability for the long-term near this new asset.
The shrinking cities movement imagines revitalization without growth - and housing advocates take a hard look at what that means for the poor.
A movement for second chances takes root.
With his 20-plus-year campaign for change, Neil Wollman helped move his retirement fund toward socially responsible investing.
Finding fresh produce in low-income neighborhoods can be a struggle, but community efforts are striving to fill the void.
A Brooklyn organization discovers that helping its constituents form worker cooperatives tackles poverty and social isolation in a way traditional job readiness training can't.
Service providers come together around an ambitious goal to end veteran homelessness in the Denver metro area.
Structural discrimination has led to an unconscious association between blackness and poverty and neighborhood disinvestment. Here’s what we can do to change the status quo.