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Empowering Redevelopment: Toward a Different CDC

The community development corporation (CDC) has crept relatively quietly into the struggle to rebuild cities in the last 30 years. CDCs have built housing,...

Citywide CDCs: Chicago CDCs Increase Efficiency

It is no secret that community-based CDCs in Chicago have recently been experiencing trouble on several fronts. Despite their efforts, the deterioration of Chicago's...

Shelter Shorts

The Rich Get Richer Still... The Census Bureau recently found that the gap between incomes of the most affluent Americans and everyone else was wider...

Organize! Shedding Some Light on Fighting the Right

Draconian cutbacks in health, welfare and housing services, attacks on the civil rights of people of color, gays and lesbians, immigrants, and the reproductive...

Washington News and Views

National Advocacy Groups Write to Leach, Banking Committee Democrats On CRA By Allen Fishbein Twelve national community reinvestment and housing development groups have written to House...

Community Building Finds a Home

What do community-based, affordable housing developers do? We know they build houses: bricks and mortar, glass and steel, places where people live. But that's not...

Habits of the Heart

Habits of the Heart, by Robert Bellah, Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven M. Tipton. 1986. Berkeley, California, University of California Press. Updated...

The Soul of the Neighborhood

Why do we call community-based development an "industry" rather than a "movement" these days? "Industry" is such a satisfyingly hard-nosed word. It says, 'we...