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Arena Politics in Newark

Three Newark city council members made all the usual arrangements to organize a March 2 press conference to announce their opposition to the city’s...

House Of Cards

When Mel Martinez announced his candidacy for the Senate from his home state of Florida, it was inevitable that he would give a positive...

The Housing Bubble

It is widely believed that homeownership is the best way for low-income families to accumulate wealth and enter the middle class. There are reasons...

Economic Rights are Human Rights

Families with nowhere else to go often wind up staying at a modest row house on a side street off Kensington Avenue, a downtrodden,...

Shelter Shorts

From the Frontline to the Sideline (of society) The federal government reported that veterans make up 9 percent of the U.S. population but 23...

Don’t Overlook Your Most Valuable Assets

One of your staff is attending a party unrelated to your organization’s business when an excellent fundraising opportunity presents itself. She is among a...

The Joy (and Angst) of Organizing

Dynamics of Organizing: Building Power by Developing the Human Spirit, by Shel Trapp. (Self published.) 2003. 144 pp. $20 (paperback.) Available from the National...

Dominic Moulden

When I first became involved in the community development world, I immersed myself in the literature to learn as much as I could about...

The Home Team

In a new book, Root Shock, Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove proposes that displacement is the problem that the 21st Century must resolve. Her definition...

Reagan’s Legacy: Homelessness in America

While the media looks fondly at President Reagan's accomplishments two decades ago, they all but ignore the devastating affects his policies left on the poor.