It may seem counterintuitive, but in order to close the wealth gap, we must shift our focus from the gap itself to the policies, conditions, and systems that spawned it.
While many conversations about climate resiliency are well-intentioned, they often lack a perspective grounded in community control and cultural context. In this interview, Ivy Vainio and LeAnn Littlewolf from the American Indian Community Housing Organization explore how gardens, worm bins, and solar panels help reclaim agency for Duluth's Indigenous communities.
News from—and affecting—the community development world. This week: Shockwaves from the government shutdown, Backlash over NJ Democrat power grab, Alternative credit scoring models, A HUD public housing publicity stunt?, Cashless establishments are unfair, more...
News from—and affecting—the community development world. This week: Corporate tax breaks at schools expense, social services shame, power grabs post-midterms, hospitals and communities, NYC residents speak out about Amazon, more.
News from—and affecting—the community development world. This week: multi-unit housing, commercial rent control, housing vouchers, vacant space and health, potential credit help, more.
The arts have a long history of highlighting social issues and creating public conversation that results in measurable change. As an arts administrator with...
In today’s climate, the first and often most important barrier between vulnerable residents and deportation is simply their front door.
Philly's Fight for Affordable Housing | HUD Targets Facebook In Complaint| An Eviction App | A "Massive" Multifamily Housing Fraud
Participatory budgeting offers a glimpse of how a more civically engaged society might work, but it’s also a distraction.
First Steps Act Looks Like Wrong Direction | Dodd-Frank Rollback | Money For Social Determinants | Chicago Housing Segregation | More...
What is the underlying dynamic that leads so many council members in low-income communities of color to approve neighborhood rezonings, despite community opposition and the likelihood of increased displacement pressure on existing residents?
NIMBYs, YIMBYs, PHIMBYs-Oh My! | Can Algorithms Make Equitable Cities? | Retail Segregation Takes a Toll | E.R. Visits and "Tough" Neighborhoods | Enough Innovation Already | More...
A government report concludes that residents of low- and moderate-income Census tracts have as much access to bank branches as residents in middle- and upper-income tracts in rural areas and large metropolitan areas. Yet access to bank services for low- and moderate-income consumers is still being lost. Why is that?
Bank-seized properties in these communities of color have higher rates of neglect, and the situation has prompted a lawsuit.