What happens when organizers win a campaign for community control of land? That depends a lot on the choices they make about how to exercise that control.
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.
In the face of climate change, flood insurance rates are rising. But program rules, and the history of who has been shunted into the floodplains, means the brunt is being bore by those least able to absorb it.
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.
How the nonprofit Focus: HOPE is helping to bring manufacturing jobs back to Detroit, and the Detroiters who need them.
Yes, we need to finally achieve certainty in our housing finance system. But not the way most people are suggesting.
Community development corporations find ways to embrace new immigrant communities and new challenges.
From hiring priorities to translation headsets to special requests of the phone company—the exciting and important work of serving multicultural, multilingual populations.
One culture’s idea of the ideal house is different from another. Luckily, floor plans are adaptable.
Naturalizing is a great way to improve opportunity, but it’s expensive. How can we open that door to more of the immigrants who qualify?
Financial coaching and small business development services should be right up there next to learning English.
The Texas construction industry is a good example of what happens when immigrant workers rights are not respected. But this organization is fighting back.
Knowing who is immigrating here, and where they are settling, has implications for policy.
Language barriers pose an obstacle to fair access to credit, but this population is overlooked in fair credit discussions.
Anti-immigrant laws and the lack of a solid path to citizenship leave immigrant workers vulnerable to exploitation—and harm the whole community.
Community lenders and local governments wrestle with how to encourage—or simply require—that jobs created with their support provide real pathways to opportunity for those who need them most.
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?
As places for low- and moderate-income Americans to age in place, manufactured housing communities present an impressive array of advantages—and some financial risks.
To support older adults to safely age in community, we need to consider what they need out of banking—and what they need to be protected from.
Our aging population is more economically and ethnically diverse than any before, and will require a greater and more varied inventory of housing stock.