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At Home in a Changing World

Making a Place for Community: Local Democracy in a Global Era, by Thad Williamson, David Imbroscio and Gar Alperovitz. Taylor & Francis, Inc., 2003....

Saying No to “Ney”

Representative Bob Ney (R-OH) has introduced HR 833, “The Responsible Lending Act,” under the guise of protecting consumers from predatory lending. But the bill...

Helping Consumers Become “Swindle-Proof”

The Complete Buyer’s Guide to Manufactured Homes and Land: How to find a reputable dealer and negotiate a fair price on the best kept...

And the Brand Plays On

Take this true/false test: Our organization understands the value of raising the visibility of its brand among clients, constituents, policy-makers and funders. Audiences we’d like...

Housing Set-Asides: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

In August 2002, Kevin Jackson, director of the Chicago Rehab Network, sent a letter out to network members and supporters to introduce a campaign...

Shelter Shorts

Comfortably Numb Rocker Has Feelings for HomelessThe glamorous lifestyle of rock stars can seem profligate, but sacrificing a $5.9 million London home for charity...

Gentrification with a Twist

It’s a familiar story, at least on the surface: A neighborhood in decline is “discovered” by people with money, who snap up beautiful but...

Can This Collaboration Be Saved?

If you’ve been part of a collaboration that really worked, you know how powerful that can be. You were part of a group that...

Fighting the Fight Again

When Paul Veneski broke into a Brooklyn firehouse and chained himself to a fire truck in May, he was following in his father’s footsteps....

Enraging the Right

It’s not everyday that a powerful right-wing think tank takes aim at a grassroots organization – after all, there are many groups working in...

Anatomy of a Merger

The merger of two nonprofit housing development corporations in Nashua, New Hampshire, provides an opportunity to examine one path these organizations can take to increase the odds of survival.

Learning from Adversity

When East Side Community Investments, Inc. experienced financial crisis and ultimately failed, it was a wake up call to all who care about community...