All Print Issues

Sep/Oct 1999

Issue #107


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 for a few hours, joining U.S. […]


Community Power

Community Power has taken on a whole new meaning at the Pennsylvania Low Income Housing Coalition (PALIHC), the state’s largest affordable housing advocacy organization. Community Power is PALIHC’s wholly-owned, for-profit […]


Urban Horizons

Scents drifted from a kiosk in the lobby of the Urban Horizons Center for Food Production and Entrepreneur Support, which trains low-income women in culinary arts and serves gourmet and […]


A Helping Hand

In 1991, Common Ground, a nonprofit developer in Manhattan, purchased the Times Square Hotel to rehab the single room occupancy housing structure and develop supportive services. Completely refurbished in 1993, […]

Editor’s Note

Moving Out of Poverty

We’ve had the longest sustained period of economic growth in decades. Unemployment is the lowest it’s been since World War II. The number of people receiving “welfare” is about half […]


Shelter Shorts

Journalism of Note Following Up on Welfare Reform An extensive article series by Donna McGuire in The Kansas City Star (August 8-9, 1999) followed up on those who have left […]


Approaching Corporations for Funding

For more than 30 years, the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel has published an annual report called Giving USA, which analyzes trends in philanthropy and measures the extent of giving […]


“No Evictions. We Won’t Move!”

“This land is too valuable to permit poor people to park on it.” —Justin Herman, former executive director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, 1970 The land Herman was referring […]


Millions of Working Americans Still Lack Affordable Housing

Despite the booming economy, affordable rental housing is unavailable to millions of working Americans, concludes the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) in its annual Out of Reach report on […]


Housing Legislative News

Congress Guts CRA The bill that emerged from conference committee negotiations over the financial modernization bills, H.R. 10 and S. 900, would gut the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The new […]


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.   As a young man working for an […]