Tag: Communities

Thrown into the Mix

“Mixed income” is the hot phrase in housing developments and neighborhoods across the country these days. It is the bedrock of the Hope VI...

Collective Efficacy: The Key to Community Change?

Nandinee Kutty, who, with James Carr, is co-editor of the newly released book Segregation: The Rising Costs For America, comments on my previous...

“Stop Killing People” in Chicago

It’s a national scandal that we’re failing to protect our children.

Make It Better

Welcome to Rooflines, the new group blog of the National Housing Institute. At the risk of going all biblical on you, Rooflines’ launch is one...

Comprehensive Community Initiatives

The report examines how community groups work together toward the common purpose of changing the way their local systems (housing, schools, welfare) work and the way community groups work within those systems.

Will Columbia Take Manhattanville?

Balancing an Ivy League university's expansion plan with a Harlem neighborhood's needs is a tricky business, especially when eminent domain is in the mix.

Taming Eminent Domain

We can harness backlash against eminent domain abuses in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's Kelo decision to bring about genuine community empowerment in the redevelopment process.

Running on Empty

For decades, community developers have relied on the power of markets to bring neighborhoods back, but they can't build their way out of the foreclosure mess.

Take and Give

Turning eminent domain into a tool for creating vital communities hinges on crafting a delicate balance between all who stand to benefit -- or lose out -- from the transformation of a neighborhood.

Staking On Community

As analysts probe the causes of the subprime foreclosure debacle, a couple of things seem clear about the solutions. First, few people will be...

Getting it Done

An AmeriCorps program that brings together talented young people and community-development groups seeking greater capacity is making a difference in Indianapolis.

Struggling in the Crescent City

Grass-roots advocacy groups and community-advocacy organizations are taking the lead in restoring housing in New Orleans.

Weathering the Storm

As the foreclosure tsunami sweeps through Ohio's communities, housing advocates devise strategies to keep homeowners from being pulled under.

Picking Up The Pieces

Hurricane Katrina forced organizing groups to stretch to their limits, but it also showcased their strengths as never before

Be It Ever So Humble

In the American idiom of good things, the importance of “home” and “community” cannot be challenged. The associated images – mom, apple pie and...

A Nation in Trouble

Most of us feel today that this country and its communities are in serious trouble. We don't, however, see anyone doing anything ambitious enough...