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In Red State Florida, Victory for Working People

While 52 percent of Floridians voted for George Bush in the November election, 72 percent backed a Bush-unfriendly ballot initiative: a constitutional amendment raising...

Exploring Alternative Sources of Fundraising

A low-income housing organization borrows $2 million at 1 percent interest and is able to buy a large number of homes that it then...

Life After Lockup

One Sunday night the men at Patrick Allison House in Baltimore cheered a field goal scored by their hometown team, the Ravens, drowning out...

Shelter Shorts

HUD Ordered to Desegregate in Baltimore A federal judge chided HUD for concentrating African-American families in Baltimore public housing, and said the federal agency...

Building a Community-University Partnership in Newark

Among all the issues that affect taxpayers, none has a greater impact than a property tax revaluation. When Newark, New Jersey was about to...

Housing Ex-Offenders

There is growing anxiety about how to house the large number of ex-offenders being released from state and federal prison each year, over 600,000...

It’s the Mission, Stupid

For the past four years, the Bush administration has been working hard to turn HUD into the Cheshire Cat – all grin, no programs....

The Rebirth of Urbanism

City: Urbanism and Its End, by Douglas Rae. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003. 432 pp. $30.00 (hardcover). My reaction to Douglas Rae’s City:...

Predatory Lending: Redlining in Reverse

The proverbial American dream of owning a home has become an all-too-real nightmare for a growing number of families. Take the case of Florence...