Jul 23 2013
Mobility Still Matters
BY JOHN DAVIS: One of many effects of the Great Recession has been a shift in public policy and nonprofit programming from a focus on helping lower-income families “move to opportunity” to a focus on helping renters and homeowners to keep what they’ve already got. But there is nothing funny about families being stuck in housing that doesn’t meet their needs, either because it provides too little or demands too much.
Aug 19 2013
Toward A Loud and Proud CLT Movement
BY GREG ROSENBERG: This morning I taught what was probably my millionth class on community land trusts—but this one was different. This was a course for the Democracy Convention, the second national gathering of the U.S. democracy movement in Madison, Wis. For a change, the audience was way more radical than I was. And as I worked my way through a presentation on the division of property ownership, housing subsidies, and methods to minimize foreclosure rates, it dawned on me how much the language I used had changed over the years.
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