Tag: community development

Achieving that “Last Mile” Impact

I like chocolate chocolate chip and I like peanut butter and chocolate but I’ll take a stand and say that...

Peoria LISC

What does it mean when the country's largest community development intermediary opens its first new office in 15 years in...

It Came from Chicago!

Let's just come right out and say it: New York City is the best. At everything. We are the smartest,...

Engagement Before Efficiency

I recently stepped down from my role as the executive director of a community development corporation and I'm in the...

What’s the CDC Model?

No one expects that a one-size-fits-all definition for community development or a blueprint model for effective CD is attainable—it must be tailored to the...

Where Do We Fit In? CDCs and the Emerging Shrinking City...

As some cities begin to admit they are shrinking, CDCs in high-abandonment neighborhoods are rethinking their traditional roles, and even their missions.

Breaking Down Walls: Who’s on First on the Banking Committees?

This entry is the third in a series of attempting to demystify the “new” Congress. My last two entries looked at the membership of...

Breaking Down Walls: Senate Appropriators

Last week we looked at the House appropriators, this week we are moving across the Hill to the Senate appropriators who oversee funds made...

Bringing Buildings Back (Expanded and Revised 2nd Edition)

Bringing Buildings Back addresses all sides of the abandoned and vacant property problem, from how abandonment can be prevented to how best to bring these properties back into productive reuse.

Volunteerism in Community Development: Going Beyond a Helping Hand

The 2008 presidential campaign showed us another side of volunteering. It drew literally millions of people, many for the first time, into the electoral process. But beyond political campaigns, can volunteerism provide increased capacity for communities and community organizations?

Awesome Choice: Shelley Poticha to Take Sustainability Post at HUD

Wow. Only a week after I wrote a post celebrating how well the Obama administration seems to be getting its...

NHI/Shelterforce Is On Facebook

We’ve been here a while, but this is a great venue for one-stop shopping for national and industry news from...

Operation Neighborhood Recovery

Urban Essex County, New Jersey, one of the hardest hit areas in the state by the ongoing foreclosure crisis, could be the laboratory for a reinvention of community development. A local CDC there has completed the successful acquisition, by way of an alliance of nonprofits, of 47 mortgages expected to foreclose with an eye toward stabilizing neighborhoods in some of the oldest suburban communities in New Jersey.

Operation Neighborhood Recovery and the Future of Community Development

Urban Essex County, New Jersey, one of the hardest hit areas in the state by the ongoing foreclosure crisis, could be the laboratory for an ostensible reinvention of community development, as a local CDC there announced today the successful acquisition of 47 mortgages on troubled properties with an eye toward stabilizing neighborhoods in some of the oldest suburban communities in New Jersey.

Operation Neighborhood Recovery and the Future of Community Development

Urban Essex County, New Jersey, one of the hardest hit areas in the state by the ongoing foreclosure crisis, could be the laboratory for an ostensible reinvention of community development, as a local CDC there announced today the successful acquisition of 47 mortgages on troubled properties with an eye toward stabilizing neighborhoods in some of the oldest suburban communities in New Jersey.

Toes in the Water

NHI’s latest research report, Toes in the Water: Nonprofit Community Development Real-Estate and Mortgage Brokerage Programs, identifies state regulatory obstacles and assesses the future...