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What Were They Thinking?

The Bush Administration’s $720 billion-plus tax plan has many backers and many detractors. However, not enough has been written about a possible “ripple effect”...

No Progress Without Protest

After decades of overt redlining and racially discriminatory lending practices, financial institutions are once again returning to the nation’s cities. As Paul S. Grogan...

Work, Wages and Income Still Matter

Most of us would agree that we live in a society where the deck is stacked against those at the bottom of the income...

Left Behind

Student transience has received scant attention in the extensive literature about educational problems in the United States. Yet research indicates that students who are...

A City Seen

In 2002, the trustees of the George Gund Foundation gave 150 black-and-white photographs of Cleveland to the Cleveland Museum of Art as part of...

Shelter Shorts

Broken Promises ICurrent and former tenants of Chicago’s public housing are suing the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) for failing to provide “adequate relocation assistance...

Helping the Mayor Get Your Way

“We need more buses!” That’s what organizers with Miami’s congregation-based organizing group PACT (People Acting for Community Together) heard loud and clear as they...

Putting Idle Capital to Work

Nonprofit organizations, including community development corporations, often have idle capital deposited at a standard commercial banking institution. But there are a number of community...

Staying With the Story

Drawing media attention to housing and other community concerns is difficult in the best of times – just ask the members of the Millennial...

Riding the Rails

For 30 years Ceola Davis has been an outreach worker for the Lessie Bates Davis House (no relation) in the Emerson Park neighborhood of...

From the Social Welfare State to the Social Investment State

The welfare state at the start of the 21st century appears to be in the midst of a transformation. The original consensus was that,...