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May/Jun 2005

Issue #141

Community Development Field

Cleveland’s Housing Court

In the fall of 1999, Tony Brancatelli and the Slavic Village Development Corporation turned to Cleveland’s Housing Court when it sued the owner of 11 severely neglected houses in its […]

Community Development Field

Listening to the Community: A Park Designed Through Dialogue

The early housing development work in the 1990s of Hope Community Inc., a CDC based in a neighborhood south of downtown Minneapolis, began on what we now call the Hope […]


Making the Case for Employer-Assisted Housing

Given the array of housing challenges facing families and individuals in Illinois, advocates and other thoughtful observers might question the relevance of employer-assisted housing (EAH). EAH is a generic term […]

Mary Moody: Going Against the Grain

After experiencing North Carolina’s shelter system firsthand, Mary Moody began a crusade to ease the plight of the homeless.


A Matter of Life and Hope

Mossik Hacobian is not the kind of person you would immediately associate with saving lives. He’s not a cop or a fireman. If you were to meet him when he’s […]

Learning Lessons

Two seemingly disparate events occurred in the past few weeks. In LA Antonio Villaraigosa just became the first Latino mayor of that city in a century. He won decisively by […]

Shelter Shorts

Shelter Shorts

Salt Lake Officials Try to Redirect Low-Income Housing City councilors in Salt Lake City are trying to redirect where low-income and affordable housing can be built. Currently, city-subsidized housing for […]


Dealing With Anxiety

During the 24 years I have been in fundraising, I have observed that the greatest factor causing people to leave fundraising, or to “burn out,” is not the work itself, […]

Organizing Strategy

A Guide for Tenants on Leadership and Building Control

Renters in Washington, DC’s Shaw neighborhood have a little extra help these days as they organize to improve their living conditions – and maybe take over their buildings. The aid […]

Getting Back to the Basics

Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life, by Theda Skocpol. University of Oklahoma Press, 2003, 366 pp, $29.95 (hardcover). The debate raging between centrists and left-progressives as […]