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Brandee McHale appointed president of the Citi Foundation and director of corporate citizenship for CitiMs. McHale first joined Citi in 1991, serving for more than two decades in a variety of business management and philanthropy-related leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer of the Citi Foundation
The Obama administration's campaign to end veteran homelessness involves unprecedented cross-agency collaboration, a willingness to embrace new methods, and substantial resources. It's a combination that just might work. More
One Mission, One Stop for Veterans in Denver
By Brenton Hutson, Jay Krammes, Melanie Lewis Dickerson, Heather Powers, and Daleena Scott
Veterans often have to go to many places for services, but Denver succeeded in doing something different... More
The changes that stimulus funding made in Lane County, Oregon's homelessness prevention will last past the funds themselves-but they could have a lot more effect, especially for veterans, if federal funding continued. More
Michael Powell's journey from childhood poverty to military service and subsequent struggle with addiction is probably not unlike thousands of others who have served; but in listening to his story, you realize that somewhere along the way it may have become more complicated than it needed to be. More
This book is a powerful antidote to the one-dimensional portrayal of public housing residents and the context of their lives. She takes a long view of the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA), from its founding in 1938 to current times. The book investigates three important SFHA developments: Valencia Gardens, Ping Yuen, and North Beach Public Housing... Read the full review here.
We've all heard the stories. Homeless Homejoy cleaners. Uber drivers on food stamps. Grad students Airbnb-ing their extra rooms in gentrifying neighborhoods to cover their own rent. How can we make the sharing economy actually equitable? More
This interactive map illustrates this point by mapping the racial composition of different age groups at the county and metropolitan area scales.
Worst Case Housing Needs: 2015 Report to Congress - Executive Summary
Worst case needs are defined as renters with very low incomes-below 50 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI)-who do not receive government housing assistance and who pay more than one-half of their income for rent, live in severely inadequate conditions, or both. Worst Case Housing Needs: 2015 Report to Congress examines the causes of and trends in worst case needs, using the most recent data from the American Housing Survey. Read it here.
Q: Do Section 8 voucher holders increase crime in a neighborhood?
This is a perennial fear, but researchers at NYU's Furman Center took a really close look at the data to see, when controlling for other factors, if there was any association between an increase in Housing Choice Vouchers and the crime levels in that neighborhood....
The Program Officer is part of a four-person team led by a Program Director and staffed by two Program Officers and a Program Associate. The Program Officer works closely with the team on all aspects of the program, including day-to-day operations, broader program strategy development, and the implementation of a learning agenda... More
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Building Together: Case Studies in Participatory Planning and Community Building
By Roger Katan
With case studies of neighborhood developments from North and South America, Europe, and Africa that span more than forty years, this book offers essential understanding of participatory, collaborative processes that support civil society and sustain democratic cultures.
Community Projects as Social Activism: From Direct Action to Direct Services
By Benjamin Shepard
With the correct guidance and a well-researched plan, it is possible to create lasting positive change in our local communities. This book draws on Shepard's experience as a successful community organizer to inspire and direct readers to use community activism to achieve change.