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February 18  ·  Industry News »

Geoffrey Canada to Leave Harlem Children’s Zone

Geoffrey Cananda will step down from his role as chief executive of the Harlem Children’s Zone in June, the New York Times reported. more

February 11  ·  Industry News »

Cristina Jimenez Recognized in Forbes

Cristina Jimenez, managing director of United We Dream, was recognized in Forbes Magazine as one of the top 30 law and policy influencers under 30. more

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Building A Better Urban Future

New Directions for Housing Policies in Weak Market Cities

A policy paper for practitioners and policymakers investing housing resources in weak market cities. The project focuses on market-driven approaches, the integration of affordable and market-rate housing and the use of housing as a core element in both economic development and neighborhood revitalization strategies. The project is in collaboration with the Community Development Partnerships’ Network, LISC and the Enterprise Foundation.

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When The Tired, Poor, Huddled Masses Fought Back

Financial Justice: The People's Campaign to Stop Lender Abuse, by Larry Kirsch and Robert N. Mayer, Praeger, May 2013. 236 pp. $48.00 (Hardcover). Available on Amazon.