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Housing Fund Gets HijackedHousing advocates should have been smiling when the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Oct. 26 to require Fannie Mae and...

Power in Numbers

In December 2004, Los Angeles Mayor Jim Hahn held a press conference to celebrate city council approval of a massive plan to modernize L.A....

Foundation Trends in Social Justice Grantmaking

Social justice grantmaking encompasses a broad range of fields. In 2002, economic and community development captured the largest share of social justice grant dollars...

Demanding a Better Deal

Save Middle East Action Committee (SMEAC) was created in 2001 by community stakeholders and representatives in Baltimore after the local newspaper announced that they...

The Emergence of the CDC Network

In 1967, the first CDC was born in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Government, business and the middle class had pulled their resources from the area...

Thirty Years of Pablo: In His Own Words

Challenges for Nonprofits and Philanthropy: The Courage to Change – Three Decades of Reflections, by Pablo Eisenberg, edited by Stacy Palmer. Tufts University Press,...

Will President Bush Reform the Mansion Subsidy?

For years, progressives have been denouncing “welfare for the rich” – government subsidies to big business, pork-barrel Pentagon contracts to weapons makers, huge tax...

Building Alliances at All Levels

For everyone working in community development, the scenes and the stories from New Orleans reminded us of the importance of our work as well...

Time to Build on Our Accomplishments

In addition to Shelterforce’s 30th year of publishing, 2005 also marks LISC’s 25th anniversary. From Shelterforce’s first issue to the day LISC opened its...

Working in Partnership

On this 30th anniversary of Shelterforce, it makes sense to take a more global approach to addressing the problems unmasked by Hurricane Katrina. We...

New Movements for a New Era

Three decades ago, a group of activists came together to create a social justice movement to organize poor and working-class people around the issues...

The Battle in Brooklyn

In June 2004, inside Brooklyn’s Borough Hall, a stage was packed with New York’s most important political, labor, community and religious leaders. One of...

Homeownership: The Next 30 Years

Professional handwringers are maintaining a hyper-vigilant watch over the real estate market these days, anxiously looking for signs of gloom and doom. As neighborhood...

The Tenants Movement and Housers

Much has changed in the last 30 years about both Shelterforce magazine and the housing movement. Shelterforce, which began as a tenants’ rights and...