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The Power of a Community-Based Development Coalition

Building sustainable coalitions is an important element to strengthening community-based development organizations (CBDOs) and increasing their influence on local and state policies. To accomplish...

A Guide for Tenants on Leadership and Building Control

Renters in Washington, DC’s Shaw neighborhood have a little extra help these days as they organize to improve their living conditions – and maybe...

Dealing With Anxiety

During the 24 years I have been in fundraising, I have observed that the greatest factor causing people to leave fundraising, or to “burn...

Shelter Shorts

Salt Lake Officials Try to Redirect Low-Income Housing City councilors in Salt Lake City are trying to redirect where low-income and affordable housing can...

A Matter of Life and Hope

Mossik Hacobian is not the kind of person you would immediately associate with saving lives. He’s not a cop or a fireman. If you...

Mary Moody: Going Against the Grain

After experiencing North Carolina's shelter system firsthand, Mary Moody began a crusade to ease the plight of the homeless.

Making the Case for Employer-Assisted Housing

Given the array of housing challenges facing families and individuals in Illinois, advocates and other thoughtful observers might question the relevance of employer-assisted housing...

Listening to the Community: A Park Designed Through Dialogue

The early housing development work in the 1990s of Hope Community Inc., a CDC based in a neighborhood south of downtown Minneapolis, began on...

Cleveland’s Housing Court

In the fall of 1999, Tony Brancatelli and the Slavic Village Development Corporation turned to Cleveland’s Housing Court when it sued the owner of...

Getting Back to the Basics

Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life, by Theda Skocpol. University of Oklahoma Press, 2003, 366 pp, $29.95 (hardcover). The...

Learning Lessons

Two seemingly disparate events occurred in the past few weeks. In LA Antonio Villaraigosa just became the first Latino mayor of that city in...