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Request for Proposal
The Housing Trust Fund Corporation has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an "Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice."  The proposal submission deadline is April 16


Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference
The Center for Community Progress conference will be held in Detroit, Michigan on May 19-21

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New Arrivals

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
By Naomi Klein
A landmark achievement by Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything is essential reading on the ways climate change creates opportunities for us to reexamine our entire free market system - and will hopefully provoke us into lasting, significant action.
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Local Leaders Just Gained a New Tool
to Address Inequality

By Sarah Treuhaft, PolicyLink

The power to drastically increase the employment potential of disadvantaged workers is now literally in the backyards of local government leaders...  More 

What If Community Development Held a Conference
And Everyone Showed Up?

By Steve Dubb and Gar Alperovitz, Democracy Colaborative

This year's People & Places conference, though new, has a backstory that's almost ten years old...  More 

Harnessing Immigrant Entrepreneurship for Economic Growth

By Eva Wingren, Mercy Housing

If the high level of entrepreneurship among immigrant populations is part culture, part economic necessity, what can community development organizations do to foster their success?... More 

You Said It!

All of us involved in that situation - residents and community supporters - felt shocked and betrayed by the actions of those city council members who voted to rezone, including Taylor. It's been difficult for us here to understand how many on council could justify something so obviously unjust and violent-the mass displacement of over three hundred residents, half of them children, many of them elderly, sick, or disabled-as in everyone's best interest. At the council meetings leading up to the vote... More

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Featured Resources

Expanding Economic Opportunity

This report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation reviews the economic inclusion achievements and challenges of the East Baltimore Revitalization Initiative, a major community development project. More

Impact Design Database

The impact design database from the Autodesk Foundation is an online tool to connect you with information, resources, and opportunities in the field of impact design. More

The Answer

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....

Read more and download The Answer here!

Looking For A Job?
Project Manager-Multifamily Residential Development
PIRHL: Cleveland, OH

The ideal candidate will push each project through its critical path to closing, managing the review of due diligence and financial underwriting, the land entitlement process, design-development, financial closing, as well as providing oversight during construction, and lease-up... More

VP of Development / Developer
PIRHL: Cleveland, OH

This professional will lead new business development for a defined region within company's seven state footprint. Leading a regionally focused team consisting of a development PM, Development Coordinator, and other supporting administrative staff, the Vice President of Development will be responsible for generating new residential developments... More
Program Officer, Sustainable Environments
Surdna Foundation: New York, NY

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

Asset Manager
PIRHL: Cleveland, OH

This seasoned real estate professional will oversee PIRHL's growing portfolio of properties, will leverage data and lessons learned to assist in the underwriting of new development opportunities, and will proactively direct and oversee third party property managers in their effort to run the daily operations of each property.

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Featured Bloggers
Transit Equity Network/Gamaliel

Housing Assistance Council

Regional Housing Legal Services

USC Price School of Public Policy

HOPE Credit Union

Burlington Associates

Democracy Collaborative

Columbia University

Tufts University

Fund for Public Schools

Planner, Louisa County, Va.

National CAPACD

Opportunity Agenda



National Housing Institute

Housing Assistance Council

Independent CLT consultant


ACLU Maryland

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 

Housers, LLC

Housing Assistance Council 

Appalachian State University

San Francisco Community 
Land Trust

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Community Control
From participatory budgeting to neighborhood planning

Shelterforce #146
Summer 2006
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