Subject: Communities

  • Staking On Community

    As analysts probe the causes of the subprime foreclosure debacle, a couple of things seem clear about the…  · 

  • Street corner scene from Tremont Street, in Boston, Massachusetts.

    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.  · 

  • An auction sign sits in the front yard of a foreclosed home in Cleveland on Jan. 14, 2008.

    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.  · 

  • Construction at Musician's Village, a Habitat for Humanity Project in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward.

    Struggling in the Crescent City

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

  • 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.  · 

  • Boarded up houses in foreclosure are a common sight in Cleveland's predominantly African-American East Side neighborhood.

    Weathering the Storm

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

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