Fundraising Practices in Community Organizing
How do we grow or even stabilize when we’ve topped out our dues income and have to do more and more to keep the level of foundation support we have?
In 1990, Atlanta’s per capita income was below that of its metro area. But in 2004, after years of encouraging professionals to move to...
Frank Wilkinson’s Legacy
His was a life devoted to the preservation of our civil liberties. But it all began with a belief in decent, affordable housing.
Designing a Socially Just Downtown
Mayor Brown's plan for a new downtown in Oakland was stymied by a resurgence of grassroots housing advocacy
Monkey See, Monkey Do
The people who staff antipoverty programs hardly ever get interviewed, although they’re primary sources of non-ideological information about the grassroots problems of the poor.
The Shifting Landscape of New Orleans
While planners and developers redraw the city map, displaced residents struggle to have a role in rebuilding New Orleans.
A National Spotlight on Local Capacity
Will Hurricane Katrina change the way intermediaries do business?
Picking Up The Pieces
Hurricane Katrina forced organizing groups to stretch to their limits, but it also showcased their strengths as never before
Katrina: A Political Disaster
The handling of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath underscores the human disaster resulting from the ascendancy of right-wing ideas and corporate domination of the federal government, which extols market forces, individualism and private charity over public responsibility and the common good.
NYC Tenants Don’t Want Tourists
Tenants in New York City are getting fed up as growing numbers of tourists camp out in their buildings. Landlords have taken to evicting...
Sarasota, Florida, tops a list of the meanest cities in America compiled by the National Coalition for the Homeless and National Law Center on...
More Budget Follies
President Bush issued another round of proposed cuts to housing and social service programs in February as he sent his latest budget to Congress....
Settlement Not Enough?
In the second largest settlement ever involving an alleged predatory lender, Ameriquest agreed to a $325 million settlement in January after a two-year investigation...
Victory in Lead Poison Fight
Anti-lead advocates scored a big win in court in February when a jury ruled that three paint companies sold products they knew contained toxic...
Designing Affordable Housing
Good design and affordability are not mutually exclusive, but finding help to bring these two together can be tough.
Still Riding Route 61
A labor/community partnership stops a fare hike and gives workers a boost