All Print Issues

Jan/Feb 1997

Issue #91


Federal Housing Policy: The Road Ahead

Housing policy in the 105th Congress will continue to undergo a “quiet revolution.” The policies can be characterized as “revolutionary” because they involve breathtaking cuts in housing assistance at a […]


105th Congress: Who’s Who

The key Congressional players in federal housing policy will not change substantially in the 105th Congress. The Democratic and Republican leadership of the House and Senate will not change significantly, […]


Caveat Emptor: Joint Ventures With For-Profit Real Estate Developers

“Here’s the deal,” the consultant says. “We will take care of everything – all the paperwork, the financing, the construction, and even the property management – all you have to […]


Neighborhood Assistance Programs

In the late 1960s, the management of Tasty Baking Company was concerned that if the North Philadelphia neighborhood surrounding its plant continued to deteriorate, the corporation’s real estate and six-story […]

Editor’s Note

On The Agenda?

Is affordable housing on the American agenda? If you’ve been reading the national press for the past few months, you might think so. Following a wonderful series of articles by […]


Cincinnati Homeless Advocate Murdered

Cincinnati Homeless Advocate Murdered Last November 15th, 46 year old Stanley “Buddy” Gray was shot to death in the office of the Drop-Inn Center he founded in 1973, the Associated […]

Organizing Strategy

Finding Common Ground

Everyone knows the real story of Las Vegas – enormous power concentrated in the hands of casinos, unchecked by government and oblivious to community responsibility. Las Vegas is also a […]


Why People (and Foundations) Give Away Their Money

A great deal of unnecessary mystery surrounds the process of philanthropy (a fancy word for “giving away money”). Dozens of books, articles, and sociological studies have analyzed the typical donor, […]


Strengthening Families and Communities Conference

On November 21, 1996, a woman who served as president of a coalition of blocks in her community rose to speak to a group of over 150 teachers, police officers, […]


From the National Rural Housing Coalition: Rural Housing Year by Year

Things got off to a good start when, at the beginning of President Clinton’s first term, the National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC) and others were able to persuade the administration […]