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Homes and Hands

How do community land trusts (CLTs) work? Can they be created in small as well as large communities? Do they require building or rehabbing...

How to Make People Count

Guess how many beans are in the jar and win. How many times have you entered such a contest, even paid money to guess?...

Housing and Community Development Legislative News

Housing Reform Bills After a year of trying to reach consensus on major public and assisted housing reform, House and Senate staff are...

CDC Networks and Intermediary Organizations

As the community development industry has grown, networks, associations, and intermediaries have developed to support CDCs and other community-based organizations. Some provide funding, some...

Cities Back from the Edge: New Life for Downtown, by Roberta...

In The Living City: Thinking Small in a Big Way (2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, 1994), Roberta Brandes Gratz wrote about urban rebirth...

Shelter Shorts

Self-Help CDFI Creates New Market for Low-Income MortgagesFannie Mae, the largest banking organization in America, may soon be rewriting its lending criteria, bringing homeownership...

Alameda Corridor Jobs Coalition Wins Railroad Jobs

In 1997, residents of Los Angeles area neighborhoods in the path of what will be the largest public/private rail transportation project in the country...

Raising Money on the World Wide Web

Anyone who knows me will probably laugh at the idea of me writing an article about using the "web" to raise money. I am...

Encouraging Middle-Class Homeownership in NYC: a review of New Life at...

New Life at Ground Zero: New York, Homeownership, and the Future of American Cities. by Charles J. Orlebecke. Albany, NY: The Rockefeller Institute Press,...

Community Action Agencies

Born amid 1960s strife, nearly 1,000 Community Action Agencies fight poverty all over America today. While CAAs deliver essential services, a renewed focus on...

National Congress for Commuity Economic Development (NCCED)

More than three decades after the community development field began to grow by leaps and bounds, community-based development organizations are still taking on the...

Andrew Cuomo

Perhaps the most well-known secretary since HUD's inception, Secretary Cuomo has made much of his efforts to rebuild HUD and restore Congressional and public faith in the department. A year into Cuomo's term, Congress and the media are slowly beginning to show signs of acknowledging that housing and urban development issues are worth at least a small degree of attention.

One Hundred Issues Later: Battles Won, War Goes On

One hundred issues and 23 years ago, a group of tenant activists, community organizers, and legal aid attorneys came together to begin a new...