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Outlawing Homelessness

In the past decade, cities have increasingly moved toward enacting and enforcing laws that specifically criminalize homelessness in response to their concern about the...

Rewarding Savings

Selina and Duane Darden of Washington, DC, thought they were doing the best they could on their combined earnings, which were below 150 percent...

Shelter Shorts

NC Leads Predatory Lending FightIn late July, North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt signed what State Attorney General Mike Easley says is the toughest predatory...

CDCs Access New Economic Development Resources

Historically, community development organizations have pursued traditional federal funding for their economic development projects. Grants and loans are annually requested from: HUD's Community Development Block...

Philadelphia Campaign Reshapes Homelessness Debate

For the past few years, homeless advocates in Philadelphia have made some remarkable strides in pushing for solutions to homelessness. Several distinct but overlapping...

Housing Legislative News

House Committee Slashes HUD Funding "Death by a thousand cuts" is how some have described the House VA-HUD-IA Appropriations Subcommittee's mark-up on July 26. The...

Act Fast

As we go to press, Congress is in recess. Throughout the country, Representatives and Senators extol the booming economy that has resulted in a...

The Endless Discussion: Reauthorizing Homeless Assistance

Since 1995, when then Assistant Secretary of HUD Andrew Cuomo came to Washington with an idea called the "Continuum of Care," a seemingly endless...

Fighting Poverty as a Nation

The dramatic changes in federal and state antipoverty programs are leading to renewed interest in policies and strategies for reducing poverty. Borrowing from the...

How Well Did Yonkers Fair Housing Measures Work?

Across the United States since the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, only a handful of lawsuits have challenged systematic racial discrimination...

Eyesore to Community Asset

On a hill just west of downtown Los Angeles sits the Mary Andrews Clark Memorial Home, a 1912 "Chateauesque" building that The Los Angeles...

Grantmaking Power to the People

Foundations that fund grassroots organizing are a rare breed, perhaps because organizing challenges a power structure that includes foundations themselves. A new foundation in...