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Renewing Bonds

President Harry Truman's pledge to address the postwar housing shortage and the problem of urban slums played a key role in his 1948 presidential...

Holding America to its Commitment

The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky and His Legacy. Produced by the Chicago Video Project and Media Process Educational Films, 1999, Time: 56:40. $225 purchase;...

Community Development Legislative News

HUD Budget Threatened – Again On June 21, the House of Representatives passed (256-169) H.R. 4635, the FY01 VA/HUD appropriations bill. The bill cuts...

Practice Makes Perfect – Or At Least Able to Do the...

Below is an excerpt from Fundraising for the Long Haul, recently published by Chardon Press. In this book, I explore the particular challenges of...

Improving Schools from the Bottom Up

Two years ago, when Oakland ACORN was considering a new citywide initiative, members voiced one concern loud and clear: the poor conditions of the...

Shelter Shorts

Welfare-Style Time Limits Spread to HousingSan Mateo County, CA is offering 300 families the chance to skip to the top of the Housing Authority's...

Congressional Report Card

The Republican Revolution that captured control of Congress in 1994 resulted in sweeping changes in the way the federal government treats America's poorest families....

Back to the Streets

April 15th was a busy day in Washington, DC this year. A week of rallies, protests, teach-ins, nonviolence trainings, and preemptive police action was...

Creating Your Employee Handbook

Creating Your Employee Handbook, by Leyna Bernstein and the Management Center, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2000. 256 pp. Need an employee manual, but don't know...

Uniting the Poor and Working Class for Housing, Living Wages and...

Social Security is politically sacrosanct for two reasons. First, it serves the elderly, and the elderly vote. Second, even though Social Security (like Medicare)...

All the Issues in Workers’ Lives

Challenging the notion that unions should limit themselves to workplace concerns, breaking new ground on how to connect labor and community issues, exploring the relationship between the fight over economic issues and racial justice, and creating what some think actually has the look, feel, and smell of a social movement.