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Common Ground: an interview with Rosanne Haggerty of Common Ground Commnity

Rosanne Haggerty was on vacation in Ireland not long ago when she decided to see how that country addresses the housing needs of its...

The Legislative Agenda and the Nonprofit Sector

Most community developers do not think of charity and philanthropy as policy issues that fit on the advocacy agendas of CDCs, but they do....

Review of Hands to Work: The Stories of Three Families Racing...

Hands to Work: The Stories of Three Families Racing the Welfare Clock, by LynNell Hancock, William Morrow/HarperCollins, 2002. 320 pp. $13.95 (Paperback, available December...

Profile of a Healthy Fundraising Program

Clients often ask me what constitutes a healthy fundraising program. At first glance, the ability to raise the money you need seems to be...

Shelter Shorts: Community Development News

Out of Reach in California Six California cities are among the top 10 metropolitan areas deemed least affordable by the latest edition of Out of...

Community Development as Freedom?

Development can be seen as a process of expanding real freedoms that people enjoy. Focusing on human freedoms contrasts with narrower views of development...

Balancing Business and Mission

"East Harlem’s Bottom Line” casts a spotlight on the work of Hope Community, a well-respected CDC operating in the East Harlem section of New...

East Harlem’s Bottom Line: Hope Community Development Corporation

Mark Alexander has a plan. At 46, he isn’t content with having more than tripled the number of apartments that Hope Community manages in...

The Conundrum of Community Development: People vs. Place?

When community development corporations were launched in the 1960s, their mission was clear: to empower the poor and revitalize their communities. In places like...

Feeling Safe in the Real World

Foster Care Youth United (FCYU) is a bimonthly magazine published by Youth Communication in New York. Since 1993, FCYU has provided a forum for...

Shelter as a Human Right

When the Nobel Prize committee awarded Jimmy Carter the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, it recognized the former president’s efforts on behalf of international peace...

Almost Home

Shortly after her 18th birthday, Cindy (not her real name) left her group home in the Bronx to live with her mother. Although under...

Going Subprime: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Consider the Subprime Loan...

The recent foray into the subprime mortgage market by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has renewed the debate over their role in the affordable...