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NY State Found Guilty of Segregation In the 1960s and 1970s, New York State education officials and the State Legislature actively encouraged the perpetuation of...

Comprehensive Community Initiatives: Lessons in Neighborhood Transformation

In the September/October 1995 issue of Shelterforce, William Traynor wrote that the principle of "community building" is gaining prominence among community-based organizations and their...

Community Building & Community Organizing Issues in Creating Effective Models

Sandy O'Donnell and Ellen Schumer have been deeply involved in developing a new model of organizing called "family focused community building." Their work centers...

Organization Profile Asian Americans for Equality

During the early 1970s, living conditions for Asian-American residents of New York City's Chinatown typified those found in turn-of-the-century slums. In Lower East Manhattan,...

Billions for the Rich, Pennies for the Poor

Once again the top 1% score big with the mortgage interest deduction The current debate over several Republican flat tax proposals has renewed public attention...

Not Another Parking Lot

Fight City Hall - and WIN! It took almost a year, but solid strategic planning and tenacious grassroots organizing paid off for affordable housing activists...

Continuing Lack of Resolution in Washington

We are now firmly into that peculiar form of government known as a Continuing Resolution (CR). To call it a form of government may...

Community Development – Is There a Right Way?

Fight City Hall and win. That's what housing advocates did in Bloomington, Indiana, after gentrification and development made low-income housing dangerously unavailable. In the...