Community Development, General/Other News

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Hunger and Homelessness on the Rise in San Diego
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



HUD Announces Nearly $120 Million Funds to Revitalize Housing and Communities
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

6 Western North Carolina Nonprofits Receive Economic Development Grants
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 Initiative's...more

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Rejects $200M Request for Economic 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

Roles of Investors Play in the Case of Cleveland
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

A New, Innovative Approach to Housing and Community Development
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

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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

Social Enterprise Aligns Marketing Campaign to Stay Competitive in Food Industry
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 Lobby for Youth-Based Shelters
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

Ambulance Volunteers Shortage Has Australian Locals Worried
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






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Lending a Hand to Uplift Individuals with Poor Credit

Lending a Hand to Uplift Individuals with Poor Credit
In its first cycle of venture funding, business financing startupĀ LendUp, has raisedĀ $14 million to bring...



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