Tenants Proposes Affordable Housing Trust Fund

By Frank Morris, NPR in Kansas City. -

The Marching Cobras drill team kicked off an energetic, two-hour rally over the weekend, led by the housing advocacy group KC Tenants. Saturday's rally took place outside Gabriel Towers, a [...]

Why Housing Security Is Key To Environmental Justice

By Mỹ Dzung Chu, Environmental Health Network. -

Since 2018, I can often be found at our local community center—listening, learning, sharing, and strategizing around the table with community members on ways to push the city for more affordable [...]

Rent Strikes And Beyond

By Alysia Harris, Scalawag Magazine. -

On last week’s call in Scalawag’s Solidarity Over Distance series, organizers and legal advocates across the South were excited to share both immediate and long term strategies to address the [...]

Major Advances In 2019 Toward A More Democratic Economy

By Juliana Broad, The Next System Project. -

This past year, state and municipal lawmakers teamed up with community organizations to fight for—and win—a wide variety of policies and initiatives that will help foster a more democratic [...]

Community Land Trust Movement Imagines Its Future

By Steve Dubb, Nonprofitquarterly.org -

So began remarks made by Dr. Shirley Sherrod, a cofounder of the nation’s first community land trust, New Communities Inc., to hundreds of people who gathered under a giant air-conditioned tent [...]

From Georgia To NYC: Civil Rights Roots Of Community Land Trusts

By Abigail Savitch-Lew, Citylimits.org -

When New Yorkers discuss the community land trust, they often describe it as a complicated land ownership structure, one that’s already proven its success in Bernie Sanders’ Burlington and in [...]

The Original Community Land Trust

By Aaron Fernando, geo.coop -

By Aaron Fernando for Grassroots Economic Organizing - This form of land ownership also prices out locals from areas that they historically lived and worked in by increasing costs — catalyzing [...]

Baltimore’s Push To Solve Its Affordable Housing Crisis With Community Land Trusts

By Kevon Paynter, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Kevon Paynter for Yes! Magazine - Men and women huddle inside the St. John’s United Methodist Church in central Baltimore. The air conditioning in the church is inefficient on a day when the [...]

Solution To Eviction And Gentrification?

By Staff, www.rioonwatch.org -

By Staff of Rioonwatch - This is the second in a series of three articles summarizing reports on Brazilian housing law, organized by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice at request [...]

Baltimore: One Year After The Uprising

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.PopularResistance.org -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance. Last April after the killing of Freddie Gray Baltimore experienced an uprising. It was not what was shown on television, which [...]

Control Housing Prices, Stop Gentrification & Aid Urban Farms

Penn Loh, www.yesmagazine.org -

Penn Loh for YES! Magazine - Tony Hernandez remembers playing as a child on the vacant lots in the Dudley Street neighborhood of Boston. In the 1980s, white flight and disinvestment had so [...]

Newsletter: Economy Of The Future-Economic Democracy

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers for Popular Resistance - This Labor Day weekend rather than looking at the history and current struggles of workers, we look to the future and imagine what [...]