A local agency in North Carolina has created a comical video to raise awareness around zombie foreclosures.
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The May jobs report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a lower unemployment rate, but other factors indicating lots of problems in the economy that will land on the laps of nonprofits.
As the U.K. deals with the inability of many young people to afford homeownership, does the plan of the G15 social housing coalition suggest a solution to London’s “Generation Rent” problem?
In a recent New York Times op-ed, Joe Nocera reminds us of the importance of neighborhood-based nonprofits and neighborhood volunteerism in revitalizing troubled cities.
Leading up to Zimbabwe’s referendum and presidential election, Zimbabwe police have been cracking down on civil society groups with “subversive” voter education materials.
In lower Manhattan, a building that was meant to house nonprofits is turning over to for-profit ventures.
Job creation is high and unemployment filings are dropping. Good news, right? We don’t take pleasure in being a gloomy Gus, but we’re still waiting for surefire signs of improvement.
In our nation’s capital, ONE DC is confronting several powerful private and public entities to protect local residents’ interests in affordable housing and community development.
What do palm trees, chestnuts, and kisses have in common? They’re all denominations of bank-issued alternative currencies that are a key community development tool in some of Brazil’s toughest neighborhoods.
In Chicago, Louis Groceries is working not just to provide healthy food in a “food desert” area, but to educate its customers to increase demand for nutritious options.
With a five-year, $150 million pledge from the Kresge Foundation to support the Detroit Future City plan, other struggling U.S. municipalities will likely be looking closely at Detroit.
The Urban Institute’s Gene Steuerle finds reason for optimism in the wake of the fiscal cliff brouhaha. As you survey the landscape, do you find support for notions of progress or decline?
Even if aggregate national employment numbers show evidence of improvement, why doesn’t it feel like it in so many communities around the nation?
I believe that if we gave more money to social change philanthropy, we could produce social justice—and we wouldn’t need so much charity to redress social ills.
The economy in Upstate New York has been affected by the closure of a number of prisons. Now, a nonprofit called Milk Not Jails looks to step into the breach by assisting dairy farmers.
In Marin County, Calif., film legend George Lucas has decided to scrap plans to build a new digital studio and instead offer land up for affordable housing, and not all neighbors are pleased.
The “What Works Collaborative,” involving researchers from the Urban Institute, the Brookings Institution, and others, offers a report on successful strategies for building neighborhoods.
A bill that has attracted bipartisan support would allow credit unions to use 27.5 percent of their assets for small business loans, as opposed to the current 12.25 percent cap.
It’s said that the Great Recession is now over—so nonprofits can exhale sighs of relief with sights set on smoother sailing ahead, right? A close look at state budgets suggests otherwise.
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