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Community Entrepreneurship

A remarkable left-right consensus has emerged that one of the most promising ways to address poverty these days is through minority business development. Politicians,...

Housing Legislative News

Congress Guts CRA The bill that emerged from conference committee negotiations over the financial modernization bills, H.R. 10 and S. 900, would gut the...

Millions of Working Americans Still Lack Affordable Housing

Despite the booming economy, affordable rental housing is unavailable to millions of working Americans, concludes the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) in its...

“No Evictions. We Won’t Move!”

"This land is too valuable to permit poor people to park on it." —Justin Herman, former executive director of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, 1970 The...

Approaching Corporations for Funding

For more than 30 years, the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel has published an annual report called Giving USA, which analyzes trends in philanthropy...

Shelter Shorts

Journalism of NoteFollowing Up on Welfare Reform An extensive article series by Donna McGuire in The Kansas City Star (August 8-9, 1999) followed up...

A Helping Hand

In 1991, Common Ground, a nonprofit developer in Manhattan, purchased the Times Square Hotel to rehab the single room occupancy housing structure and develop...

Urban Horizons

Scents drifted from a kiosk in the lobby of the Urban Horizons Center for Food Production and Entrepreneur Support, which trains low-income women in...

Community Power

Community Power has taken on a whole new meaning at the Pennsylvania Low Income Housing Coalition (PALIHC), the state's largest affordable housing advocacy organization....

Business Consultants for Everyone

Ripples from the Zambezi: Passion, Entrepreneurship, and the Rebirth of Local Economies, Ernesto Sirolli. New Society Publishers, 1999. 151 pp. Cloth: $14.95.   ...

Moving Out of Poverty

We've had the longest sustained period of economic growth in decades. Unemployment is the lowest it's been since World War II. The number of...

Cardell Cooper

On August 11, 1999, HUD Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development and former mayor of East Orange, New Jersey, Cardell Cooper returned home...