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Planning Beyond the Project

Neighborhood planning allows CDCs to move beyond housing development and become community catalysts.

A Transformative Experiment in Alaska

What do mimes, micro-units, and honoring Alaskan Natives have in common? Artists. The Cook Inlet Housing Authority's work with artists helped the organization realize new markers of success and furthered its housing goals.

Tenant Organizing When Rising Rent Isn’t the (Main) Issue

Tenant organizing has been re-energized in coastal cities where housing costs are soaring. But tenants need a voice in the rest of the country too—and they are organizing to get one.

Community Based Arson Prevention

FEMA's program of funding Community Based Organizations has helped reduce arson and provided a focus for communities seeking to organize.

Using Business as a Force For Good

B Corps are for-profit businesses that focus strongly on their social and environmental impact. The movement has grown to 1,800-plus worldwide and now cities, economic authorities, and activists are trying to attract more of these mission-driven and worker-friendly companies to help spur economic growth.

Health Care Institutions Invest in Tenant Protections for Community Health

Health care institutions are expanding from funding development to supporting housing justice and tenant rights policy.

How LISC, Enterprise Hope to Bring More Capital to Developers of...

Two large community development intermediaries have announced major racial equity initiatives that emphasize how affordable housing gets built—and who builds it.

Not By Faith Alone

On a bright summer day last year, the Rev. Richard C. Corbin, Sr. of Washington, DC’s First Rock Baptist Church proudly surveyed five beautiful...

The Revitalization Trap

Place-based initiatives won’t address the kinds of injustice and poverty that community development was formed to fight.

With responses by Brentin Mock and Miriam Axel-Lute.

The Revitalization Trap

The community development movement began in the 1960s as part of a crusade against social injustice,...

East Harlem’s Bottom Line: Hope Community Development Corporation

Mark Alexander has a plan. At 46, he isn’t content with having more than tripled the number of apartments that Hope Community manages in...

Is a Home with Lead Hazards Really “Affordable”?

The cost of housing is not simply the mortgage, rent, and utilities, but the individual and community health, education, and social costs associated with low-quality, unstable, and unhealthy housing.

Tenant Protections Are a Cornerstone to Solving the Housing Crisis

I’ve read far too many think pieces, op-eds, and reports that neglect the role of tenant protections as a tool that is vital to...

Making the Stimulus Work

Despite great obstacles, nonprofit housing developers, community action agencies, community health centers, and others stepped up and solved problems on the fly to make the stimulus work. Though more stimulus is not forthcoming, there are lessons to be learned for anyone working with government funding.

ESOP Rises Again

The success of a Cleveland-based community organizing group in the face of massive foreclosures suggests that the city (and the nation) should have held on to a more diverse set of community organizations.

Clearing a Path to Employment for Veterans

Veterans tend to have many job skills—but translating that into civilian employment is often harder than it should be.

Sec. Foxx’s New Transportation Proposal Is Great

Looks like the Obama administration hasn't given up yet on tackling the big issues that plague our country.Secretary Anthony...

Organization Profile Asian Americans for Equality

During the early 1970s, living conditions for Asian-American residents of New York City's Chinatown typified those found in turn-of-the-century slums. In Lower East Manhattan,...

Power to the Members

Community development and planning organizations with a voting membership are rare, but the ones that do prioritize a democratic structure say it's well worth the additional work.

Direct Action for Housing

Direct action protest tactics for affordable housing can support efforts of lobbying groups.

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