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Jul/Aug 1999

Issue #106


Rewarding Savings

Selina and Duane Darden of Washington, DC, thought they were doing the best they could on their combined earnings, which were below 150 percent of the federal poverty line. They […]


Eyesore to Community Asset

On a hill just west of downtown Los Angeles sits the Mary Andrews Clark Memorial Home, a 1912 “Chateauesque” building that The Los Angeles Times has called “architecturally one of […]


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 the Southeast is taking aim at […]

Act Fast

As we go to press, Congress is in recess. Throughout the country, Representatives and Senators extol the booming economy that has resulted in a budget “surplus.” To spend that money, […]

Shelter Shorts

Shelter Shorts

NC Leads Predatory Lending Fight In late July, North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt signed what State Attorney General Mike Easley says is the toughest predatory lending law in the nation. […]


CDCs Access New Economic Development Resources

Historically, community development organizations have pursued traditional federal funding for their economic development projects. Grants and loans are annually requested from: HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Program (although its economic […]

Organizing Strategy

Philadelphia Campaign Reshapes Homelessness Debate

For the past few years, homeless advocates in Philadelphia have made some remarkable strides in pushing for solutions to homelessness. Several distinct but overlapping campaigns have worked to bring homelessness […]


The Endless Discussion: Reauthorizing Homeless Assistance

Since 1995, when then Assistant Secretary of HUD Andrew Cuomo came to Washington with an idea called the “Continuum of Care,” a seemingly endless procession of homeless assistance reauthorization bills […]


Housing Legislative News

House Committee Slashes HUD Funding “Death by a thousand cuts” is how some have described the House VA-HUD-IA Appropriations Subcommittee’s mark-up on July 26. The proposed bill cuts nearly every […]

Fair Housing

How Well Did Yonkers Fair Housing Measures Work?

Across the United States since the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, only a handful of lawsuits have challenged systematic racial discrimination in housing. Examples include the Gautreaux […]


Fighting Poverty as a Nation

The dramatic changes in federal and state antipoverty programs are leading to renewed interest in policies and strategies for reducing poverty. Borrowing from the theme of Hillary Clinton’s It Takes […]