Community Development, General/Other News
News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.
An article on the World Socialist Web Site describes the increased impact the economic downturn has had on one community in San Diego, CA.
Many immigrant families are experiencing increased...more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that four communities will be securing a combined $119.7 million to rehabilitate HUD-assisted housing and bring comprehensive...more
It has recently been announced that six western North Carolina nonprofit organizations have received over $5.85 million in grants from the NC Community Development Initiative.
The board that oversees Wisconsin's pension program for public employees has recently rejected a request by the head of Gov. Scott Walker's semi-private economic development agency to tap $200...more
An Urban Institute paper looks into the practices of investors who bought 1-3 family residential real estate in Cuyahoga County, Ohio from financial institutions that secured property following...more
Homeowners in Lagos, Nigeria have the rare privilege of living in an estate with modern amenities for horse racing.
This effort is part of Building Diagnostic's new and unique approach to housing...more
Seattle's Pioneer Human Services presents programs for people who are re-integrating themselves back to society from prison or those who are overcoming chemical addiction and a mental...more
The Freedom Bakery, founded by Matt Fountain, has a traditional social enterprise mission but operates as a Community Interest Company (CIC) limited by shares.
Fountain describes his business as a...more
Homeless young people call on Massachusetts legislators to support a bill that would provide youth-based shelters and services geared for their age group.
These homeless youth told lawmakers on...more
Volunteers shortage impedes ambulance support for small towns in Australia and has the locals worried.
According to Terry Whales of the SA Ambulance Service, most stations in Australia are manned...more