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Winter 2008

Issue #156

Coming Up for Air: What Housing and Community Developer Practitioners Need to Know to Survive the Economic Deluge

Coming Up for Air: What Housing and Community Developer Practitioners Need to Know to Survive the Economic Deluge.

CDCs

Rethinking the Rescue

This time of economic uncertainty presents an opportunity for the community development movement to reinvent itself.

Federal Policy

Taking the Bull by the Horns

As they rebuild from the financial meltdown of 2008, policymakers can finally craft measures to guarantee healthy communities and secure homes for all Americans.

Community Reinvestment Act

Brave New World for Nonprofits

The current “bathtub recession” poses a drowning hazard for community development and housing groups, as philanthropic giving shrinks and foundations look beyond nonprofits for solutions to social problems.

Policy

Homes That Last

Counter-cyclical stewardship is the only way to ensure that lower-income families are neither nudged out by rising costs nor forced out by foreclosure.

Policy

Do or Die for Nonprofits

In a time of great economic peril for the communities they serve, nonprofit grassroots organizations must push the federal government to raise foundations’ payout requirements.

Community Reinvestment Act

The Housing Change We Need

The foreclosure crisis has pushed the envelope so far, it’s left an opening where we can start building a real national housing policy.

Riding the Storm Out

The $3.92 billion Neighborhood Stabilization Program can spur recycling of the stock of abandoned and foreclosed homes produced by the mortgage crisis.

Review

Capitalizing on Hope in the Capital

It’s as though we’ve suddenly discovered a new form of Prozac called Obama. Miraculously, millions of depressed progressives have the audacity to hope again. Alas, hundreds of them are also […]

Organizing Strategy

Thirty-Five Years of Building Citizen Power

The 2008 presidential contest vaulted community organizing into the national limelight, as the McCain campaign sought to cast doubt on the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s background in the field. Spurred […]

Uncategorized

Getting a Fix on a Shape-Shifting Bailout

The oversight panel headed by Elizabeth Warren, which monitors the federal bailout for the ailing economy, is due to submit a report to Congress by Jan. 20.

Uncategorized

Building Hope and Homes

Taller San Jose, a Santa Ana, California-based job-training program, broke ground in September on an affordable-housing project for first-time homebuyers. The planned development — three houses in Santa Ana’s historic […]

Public Housing

Chicago Public Housing Museum in the Works

The Chicago Public Housing Museum will trace 70 years of public housing through the stories and artifacts of six decades of residents of the red brick Addams buildings along Chicago’s West Taylor Street.

Gender

Housing a Rising Homeless Population: Female Veterans

In Dayton, a 27-unit apartment building on the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Campus has been renovated to serve as housing for female veterans, one of about a dozen such facilities around the country.

Uncategorized

Location, Location, Location

In an effort to promote inner-ring Philadelphia suburbs and unsung city neighborhoods, a regional planning commission has launched a high-profile informational campaign. The initiative, “Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia,” created […]