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The Community Economic Development Handbook

The Community Economic Development Handbook: Strategies and Tools to Revitalize Your Neighborhood, by Mihailo Temali. Amherst H. Wilder Foundation (www.wilder.org). 2002. 288 pp. $35...

Zoning for Housing Justice

Alvivon Hurd remembers when no one with means lived in downtown Los Angeles. Especially not white people. “For 30 years you only saw ...

In response to:

I am writing regarding an article entitled, “Affordable Forever,” by Winton Pitcoff, published in your February 2002 issue. he article states that the “Owners...

Freddie and Fannie Under Fire

This has been a long, hot summer for executives at Freddie Mac. What at first appeared to be a disagreement over arcane accounting rules...

Strengthening Weak Market Cities

The decade of the 1990s was a time of growth for some, but not all, American cities. Fifty-five percent of metropolitan areas with populations...

The Fight Over Low-Income Housing

In 1995 Buckeye Community Hope Foundation decided to build a 72-unit tax credit apartment complex in Cuyahoga Falls, a city with a population of...

No Shelter in the Storm

For those of us in the business of forecasting the future prospects of affordable housing development, the Supreme Court’s March 2003 decision in City...

The World As It Should Be

This is a time of anxiety over national security, tax cuts for the rich and high unemployment. National policy starves the federal government of...

Shelter Shorts

Foundation Follies I Foundation executives lobbied hard to kill an amendment in the Charitable Giving Act of 2003 that would have forced foundations to...

Building the Political Will to End Homelessness

“Ending homelessness” has become something of a watchword in Washington, yet it is utterly bereft of meaning. The nation’s poor are facing the country’s...

Trends for Funding CDC Commercial Projects

Community development corporations seeking financing for economic development initiatives are increasingly turning to nontraditional federal funds, tax credits and private sector collaborations. Historically, CDCs...

The Shrinking Heart of Government

Conservative economists call it starving the beast: cutting taxes to force belt-tightening, drastically reducing public spending and shrinking “big government.” In a recent article,...