Saving Mark-to-Market

Housing advocates are calling on HUD to support renewing the Mark-to-Market program, one of the more successful efforts to address the expiration of Section...

All Out for Affordability

Irvine, a city of 180,000 in conservative Orange County, California, plans to make 10 percent of its housing stock permanently affordable. The city set...

Jane Jacobs’ Radical Legacy

Sometimes a book can change history. Books often influence ideas, but only rarely do they catalyze activism.

A Community Whodunit

The Long Stair: An Albany Mystery, by Kirby White. Fox Creek Press, 2005, 220 pp. $15 (paperback). The Long Stair is available for $15...

Say NO to Wal-Bank

Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world, has become the retail corporate poster child for unscrupulous behavior. And now they would like to be...

Thirsty for Justice

Some 200 miles from the Mexican border, residents of New Mexico’s 23-year-old Pajarito Mesa community pay taxes but lack essential services like roads, electricity...

The Second Storm

“The New Homeless: The Affordable Housing Crisis on the Gulf Coast” A short video on the evictions crisis Nine months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the...

Hallmarks of Success

In Lawrence, MA, a group of residents had what should have been a simple request: that the city improve its trash collection in their...

Managing the Message

Telling Stories that Support Affordable Housing

Building Trust

The challenge of 9/11 brought Chinatown's organizations, long riven by deep-seated differences, together to plan for recovery.

Following the Money Trail

Chicago's community organizations are learning to actively engage in the local budgeting process to fund neighborhood improvements.

Let The People Decide

Transformative Community Development Through Participatory Budgeting in Canada

Budgeting for Democracy

How one community is campaigning for greater resident control of public resources.

GSE Not Doing Enough?

A Texas nonprofit says Fannie Mae doesn’t serve enough people who are low-income and of color in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. After four years...

Former Prisoners Get A Break

Boston took a big step this spring to help reintegrate ex-felons into their communities, by easing background checks on potential city employees. The city...

OTS Strikes Again

Last year the federal Office of Thrift Supervision weakened the responsibilities of many mid-sized banks under the Community Reinvestment Act by redefining them as...

The Politics of Poverty

Can John Edwards make fighting poverty a winning platform?

Planning Beyond the Project

Neighborhood planning allows CDCs to move beyond housing development and become community catalysts.

A Little Too Blunt?

Alphonso Jackson, HUD’s tough-talking chief, might have spoken a little too bluntly in Dallas in April. Speaking before a gathering of business leaders, Jackson...