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Wages Are Falling Farther Behind Housing Prices   A worker would have to earn $13.87 per hour – called the “Housing Wage”– to afford the national...

Fundraising: Multiple Mail Appeals

Grassroots groups, while constantly trying to find better ways to recruit new donors, often act as though their current donors were fragile china only...

Power, Race, and School Reform

The Color of School Reform: Race, Politics and the Challenge of Urban Education, by Jeffrey R. Henig, Richard C. Hula, Marion Orr, and Desiree...

Facing the Recession

I ran into Eric Belsky last summer at a Millennial Housing Commission hearing in New York, a few weeks after the Joint Center for...

Insuring Reinvestment

Low-income neighborhoods and communities of color have been fighting for decades to get equal access to financial services, fend off predatory lenders, and get...

The Future of Affordability: Trends nonprofit housers should be watching

For-profit housing developers have to know something about the future. Years can go by between the time they decide to undertake a project and...

Housing Advocates Track Indoor Environmental Hazards to Spur Improvements

When the community health promoters of San Diego’s Environmental Health Coalition (EHC) say they’re doing pollution testing, many people probably imagine samples from the...

Strengthening the CRA

In 1995, the last time federal banking agencies revised the rules of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), they promised to conduct a follow-up review...

Common Ground: Smart Growth and Affordable Housing

Smart growth and affordable housing advocates can work together.

Labor Goes to Bat for Housing: a Community-Labor coalition in San...

Organized labor and affordable housing advocates in San Jose and Silicon Valley have formed a coalition to support more low-income housing, inclusionary zoning, and tenants rights.