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Mar/Apr 2003

Issue #128


No Progress Without Protest

After decades of overt redlining and racially discriminatory lending practices, financial institutions are once again returning to the nation’s cities. As Paul S. Grogan and Tony Proscio observed “Not only […]

Financial System

From the Social Welfare State to the Social Investment State

The welfare state at the start of the 21st century appears to be in the midst of a transformation. The original consensus was that, if the market economy was sufficiently […]


Work, Wages and Income Still Matter

Most of us would agree that we live in a society where the deck is stacked against those at the bottom of the income scale. The poor are often excluded […]


Left Behind

Student transience has received scant attention in the extensive literature about educational problems in the United States. Yet research indicates that students who are highly mobile acquire basic skills at […]


A City Seen

In 2002, the trustees of the George Gund Foundation gave 150 black-and-white photographs of Cleveland to the Cleveland Museum of Art as part of the museum’s 50th anniversary celebration. These […]

Staying With the Story

Drawing media attention to housing and other community concerns is difficult in the best of times – just ask the members of the Millennial Housing Commission. But when war dominates […]

Shelter Shorts

Shelter Shorts

Broken Promises I Current and former tenants of Chicago’s public housing are suing the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) for failing to provide “adequate relocation assistance and effective social services” to […]

Organizing Strategy

Helping the Mayor Get Your Way

“We need more buses!” That’s what organizers with Miami’s congregation-based organizing group PACT (People Acting for Community Together) heard loud and clear as they went from house to house in […]


Putting Idle Capital to Work

Nonprofit organizations, including community development corporations, often have idle capital deposited at a standard commercial banking institution. But there are a number of community investment alternatives that will put that […]


What Were They Thinking?

The Bush Administration’s $720 billion-plus tax plan has many backers and many detractors. However, not enough has been written about a possible “ripple effect” of the tax plan that has […]